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Japanese movies (邦画, Hōga) have been produced in Japan for more than a century. From the days of silent movies during the Meiji Period, the domestic movie industry has come a long way and today produces films with advanced film-making technologies. Japan is also renowned for producing popular animated films.

Japanese movies can be seen at movie theaters across the country, which are often multi-screen complexes found in shopping centers and malls. Western movies are also shown at movie theaters, although typically a little bit delayed from the official releases of them in the West. These movies are usually offered subtitled or dubbed in Japanese. The typical price for watching a movie at the theater is 1800 yen.

Here is a list of destinations where you can enjoy movie-related attractions in Japan, as well as a couple of entries that introduce filming locations of award winning movies shot in Japan:

Movie-Related Attractions

Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (Kyoto Studio Park)

Ghibli Museum

Nijushi no Hitomi Movie Village

Filming Locations

Okuribito (Departures)

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