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Comprehensive Location Scouting and Coordination Services

Our Location Support Services are designed to provide comprehensive and professional support to film productions shooting on location in Japan. We understand that location scouting and management can be complex and challenging, and our team of experienced location scouts and coordinators are dedicated to ensuring that your project runs smoothly and efficiently, while achieving the highest level of creative quality.

Our location support services include a range of services including location scouting, site surveys, permit acquisition and local government coordination. Our in-depth knowledge of local locations, regulations and customs allows us to provide you with the support and expertise you need to successfully film in Japan.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide customised and flexible location support services, tailored to the unique needs of each production. We work closely with you to understand your specific requirements and objectives, and develop a comprehensive plan that meets your needs while maximising efficiency and cost-effectiveness. With our extensive experience and deep connections in the Japanese film industry, we are your trusted partner for successful location shooting in Japan.

If you're looking for a reliable and professional location support service for your film production in Japan, please contact us to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.


We will estimate the number of days required to complete the tasks for the crew based on your requirements. The number and type of locations will affect the number of days required.

Package Day Rate
Location Support US$ 400

*8 working hours/day 


Some location photos scouted for the film "Midnight Delivery App" in Osaka:  https://www.flickr.com/photos/72347555@N05/albums/72157713639256581

Some notes from a local on "imagined" locations in treatments

Quite a few treatments expect fantasy-like or SF-like locations at a very early stage of pre-production. For many foreign filmmakers, Japan is a strange world they have only seen in anime or ukiyo-e, or perhaps in "Blade Runner". Big-budget projects can afford such locations, whether they rent them or make them themselves, while the rest find it hard to get such mise-en-scene for free or on the cheap. DFS can still manage some of the greatest locations for a reasonable price. However, we recommend that you use our DFS research service to avoid this kind of unrealistic treatment.

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