Since coming to Japan, I have been quite intrigued at the different way in which Japanese people perceive certain movies and games here. Not only is the media itself received differently by the consumer, but also in addition, the titles themselves can often be named and marketed completely differently from how we may remember them in Europe or the US.
Japan is a country that definitely has seen its fair share of coverage through movies. From Tokyo being synonymous with a futuristic, Jetson-like metropolis to the stern, honor-bound samurai, we've all seen Hollywood's depiction of Japan and wondered if the country really lives up to the hype.
Ghibli gave their fans a taste of this wonderland - The Ghibli Museum, Mitaka. If you are expecting your usual theme park suffused with rides though, I’d recommend you head over to Disneyland and DisneySea; Studio Ghibli Museum is not that kind of theme park.
With the growing popularity of filming location trips to rediscover the culture of Tokyo, the free app TOKYO LOKETABI , which literally means “ Tokyo Location Trip”, has been released. It provides extensive information on where famous movies, TV drama series and animated cartoons were filmed.
Kyoto is full of beautiful, old Japanese structures, giving you the feeling of being inside a movie set. But why not experience being in one and see the actions yourself? If you are fascinated by sword fights, samurais, ninjas and old Japanese films, Toei Kyoto Studio Park is the perfect place for you.