User Guide

The Process of Providing Support

  1. Contact Us

    Please contact us using our support application form. Please Fill in as much information as possible.
    Proposal, Script, and other materials should be attached to it.

    ※The provided information may be used to consider your request within those involved, not to be disclosed to third parties without your prior permission. Please note that we may decline your request if there is not enough time to secure necessary permits for filming.
  2. Consultation and Provision of Information

    Let us know what kinds of locations you are looking for. If we have something that matches your request, we will get in touch with the owner or manager of the location to get approval to film. We can go on a location scout with you if needed. Please note that the location owner always has the final say on whether or not you can film on the location.
  3. Applying for Filming Permits

    The application process and required ducuments differ from location to location. Be sure to apply to the police for road use permit when you also film on the street next to the location you are going to film. Addition to this, permission from the local fire department is required when the scenes are shot that involved fire and smoke effect. In regard to loud explosions and noise, artificial firearms, fire, smoke, and other special effect, make sure to inform local residents in the affected area when filming takes place and what is expected.
  4. Day of Filming

    Depending on circumstances, TLB staff will accompany the film crew  on a set on the day of filiming.
  5. After Filming

    Let us know how the filming went at the end of the day of filming. Get us listed on the credits as below and provide us a copy of the work. See "Request from Tokyo Location Box"


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