A short guide to video production in Japan
Shooting video in Japan is now easier than ever.
Snippies works with local Japanese video crews to get you the exact footage you require.
Japan is a tiny island nation with breathtaking culture, food and the 2020 Olympics around the corner.
If you are thinking on capitalizing on the Japanese market with video, now is the best time to do so.
Japan offers traditional, natural and urban settings to suit your needs.
And your best bet to shooting in Japan is to find local Japanese video crews who are excellent location scouts while also being expert videographers.
Cost of Video Production in Japan
Part of the reason Snippies works with local Japanese video production teams is the cost.
The Japanese Film Commission is always helpful to foreign crews that want to film there, but it also comes with a high price tag. Several Hollywood film productions have found it cheaper to recreate the entire country on a set rather than pay the exorbitant production fees of Japan.
Shooting video in Japan with local video crews will get you more for your marketing spend than if you were to do it on your own.
Where to Shoot Videos in Japan
Japanese cities are perfect for capturing a wide array of settings. From futuristic landscapes in Tokyo to snow peaked Mount Fuji, serene Buddhist and Shinto temples and seasonal cherry blossoms.
If you are looking to capture Japan’s essence, consider these locations. Listed below, with a descriptive quality.
- Shibuya – The Times Square of Japan; busy streets. Permits are required to film here.
- Kyoto – Ancient city vibes.
- Sanchoku Inshokugai – Quaint neighborhood with red lanterns in Tokyo.
- Shimokitazawa – Hipster neighborhood.
- Nakameguro – A river that runs through Tokyo.
- Shinjuku – Neon forest.
The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are an amazing opportunity for the Japanese and for organizations that want to capitalize on this massive event.
Get in touch with Snippies to shoot video in Japan.