Off for a stroll! Filming locations walking course map, Vol. 1

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Unforgettable Scenes: A Tour of Filming Locations in TokyoOff for a stroll! Filming locations walking course map, Vol. 1

walking course map, Vol. 1 (PDF)

[Course] 1. Zojo-ji Temple (Jodo-shu Daihonzan [main temple of the Jodo sect of Buddhism]) >> 2. Tokyo Tower (Shibakoen, Minato-ku) >> 3. Granpark (Shibaura, Minato-ku) >> 4. Takeshiba Passenger Ship Terminal (Kaigan, Minato-ku) >> 5. Hamarikyu Gardens (Hamarikyu-teien, Chuo-ku)

From Zojo-ji Temple, where the movie The Wolverine was filmed, to Tokyo Tower, the symbol of Japan’s capital, to a feudal lord’s gardens in the Edo period (1603–1868), Tokyo’s world-renowned sightseeing spots are also the setting of countless works of fiction.

JR Hamamatsucho Station

Walk 10 minutes

1. Zojo-ji Temple (Jodo-shu Daihonzan [main temple of the Jodo sect of Buddhism]; Shibakoen, Minato-ku)

Featured in The Wolverine (movie, US/Australia)

Zojo-ji is the family temple of the Tokugawa shogunate. It is thus home to the tombs of six shoguns, and houses countless precious cultural assets. Filming of The Wolverine took place over several days with a cast and crew numbering in the hundreds. Ninjas leaping from roof to roof, a funeral scene, and fight scenes were shot here.

Address

4-7-35 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access

10-min. walk from JR / Tokyo Monorail Hamamatsucho Station

Inquiries

03-5404-0543

URL

http://www.zojoji.or.jp/en/index.html( External link )

Walk 5minutes

2. Tokyo Tower (Shibakoen, Minato-ku)

Featured in
Tokyo Tower (movie)
The Wolverine (movie, US/Australia)
Hataraki man (Working Man; TV drama)
Watashi ga renai dekinai riyu (The Reason I Can’t Find My Love; TV drama)

Tokyo Tower is a symbol of Japan’s capital and a witness to the country’s economic miracle. Being a key element of the Tokyo landscape, it’s both a popular sightseeing spot and an indispensable filming location. The observatories command a 360-degree panoramic view.

Address

4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access

5-min. walk from Toei Oedo Line Akabanebashi Station Akabanebashi Exit

Inquiries

03-3433-5111

URL

http://www.tokyotower.co.jp/eng/secret/( External link )

Walk 22 minutes

3. Tamachi Granpark (Shibaura, Minato-ku)

Featured in
Rich Man, Poor Woman (TV drama)
PRICELESS~There's no such thing!~TV drama)

With a variety of restaurants, a rooftop heliport, conference halls, an underground parking lot, a plaza, and more all rolled into one facility, Granpark is a much sought-after location for Japanese film crews. More than a hundred works are filmed here every year.

Address

3-4-1 Shibaura, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access

5-min. walk from JR Tamachi Station

Inquiries

03-5441-2100

Walk 28 minutes

4. Takeshiba Passenger Ship Terminal (Kaigan, Minato-ku)

Featured in
Kumo no kaidan (Staircase of Clouds; TV drama)
Haken no hinkaku (Pride of the Temp; TV drama)

The Takeshiba Passenger Ship Terminal not only serves as a gateway to the Izu and Ogasawara islands for day cruise operators but also is a great place to walk or dine while taking in the view of the ocean. Various works are shot on the piers and in the event halls.

Address

1-16-3 Kaigan, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access

Yurikamome Takeshiba Station

Inquiries

03-3432-8081(Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation Takeshiba Passenger Ship Terminal Administration Office)

Walk 20 minutes

5. Hamarikyu Gardens (Hamarikyu-teien, Chuo-ku)

Featured in Atsuhime (Princess Atsu; TV drama)

Formerly a villa of the Tokugawa shogunate, Hamarikyu Gardens feature the beautiful sight of a classic garden built for feudal lords in the Edo period (1603–1868). In the TV drama, they were used as the villa of Princess Atsu, who marries the 13th shogun Tokugawa Iesada.

Photo courtesy of the Tokyo Metropolitan Park Association

Address

1-1 Hamarikyu-teien, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Access

7-min. walk from Toei Oedo Line Tsukijishijo Station (E-18) / Shiodome Station (E-19), Yurikamome Shiodome Station

Inquiries

03-3541-0200

Walk 15 minutes

JR Hamamatsucho Station

 

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