Category Archives: Japan Filming Locations

The Wolverine Filming Locations

Of the many, many X-Men characters it seems that the Wolverine has done the best with a few stand-alone movies dedicated to the mutant who possesses animal-keen senses, enhanced physical capabilities, and powerful regenerative ability known as a healing factor. First there was the ‘X-Men … Continue reading

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Tokyo Filming Locations #15 – The Grudge 2 (2006)

‘The Grudge‘ (2004) may have been a carbon copy of the Japanese movie ‘Ju-on‘ (2002) but this American sequel was not a re-make and follows a different storyline to that of ‘Ju-on 2‘ (2003). To date there have been 11 … Continue reading

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Omishima – The Wolverine Filming Locations

Even before ‘The Wolverine‘ (2013) was released, I was tracking down some of the locations based solely on the trailer. Then, in 2014 I cycled the Wolverine trail of Tokyo and last year I went to Fukuyama and Tomonoura in Hiroshima-ken which … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……”Alternative” Tokyo Filming Locations

Japan’s capital city has fairly strict laws when it comes to filming on the streets of Tokyo which is why we so often see scenes shot in hotels and in the back of taxi’s driving through the neon lights. It’s certainly not … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Hotel New Otani

  Believe it or not, I actually had no input when it came to making a reservation for lunch at Hotel New Otani which has an association with James Bond having appeared in one of the Sean Connery films back … Continue reading

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TF Top 10……Tokyo Fox Posts Of All Time!

Tokyo Fox is ten years old this month and here are the posts which have had the most number of hits during the last decade. 1. Tokyo Filming Locations #2 – Lost In Translation (2003): 29 November 2011   This one … Continue reading

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Hiroshima-ken 2015/16 Pt III: Kamichu! Filming Locations

  It’s not uncommon for movies and animation to use a real town or city as a basis or inspiration but with the 2005 Japanese animation ‘Kamichu!’ we have a place which is depicted almost faithfully on screen. Though the name … Continue reading

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