Introduce restaurants featured in movies and TV dramas and eating places around filming locations.
In episode 4 of the drama series “The Reason I Can’t Find My Love” (2011), Emi Fujii (Karina) and Daisuke Takei (Yu Koyanagi) come across Hikari Maeda (Kana Kurashina) and Yu Hasegawa (Kei Tanaka) at Hara Doughnuts Kichijoji in Musashino City. The shop’s familiar white wall stands out strikingly in a corner of the Kichijoji neighborhood. No preservatives are used to make the simple, home-made-tasting doughnuts. Enjoy a snack as you take a walk around the location.
the cafe and pastry shop "Hakujuji"
Tama Central Area
In the movie " Wolf Children " ( 2012) Hana ( Aoi Miyazaki ) and the Wolf man ( Takao Osawa ) are shown meeting at the cafe and pastry shop "Hakujuji", located in Kunitachi. The name of the shop is also the real name of the local well-established store where you can enjoy their original sweets . Relax and take your time with pastries and coffe.
Les Entremets de Kunitachi
The place that appeared in the final episode of the drama series "Solve the Mystery after Dinner" (2011) is "Les Entremets de Kunitachi," an authentic French confectionery shop. The shop uses high-quality natural ingredients and create traditional, refined pastries and is one of the leading pâtisseries in Tokyo. Try it once when you are on a location site tour.
The restaurant where Hitomiko (Takako Matsu) meets Kazuomi Shigematsu (Dai Watanabe) in the first episode, "Kei-san and Hitomiko-san," in the "Fathers" (2014) drama series is “DEN's Kitchen” in Kokubunji. It is a creative izakaya (a type of Japanese casual drinking and dining establishment) with a fashionable atmosphere where you can eat either Western or Japanese food, including dishes using fresh, locally caught fish and house-made pastas and pizzas.
In the drama series “Mr. Brain” (2009), Yaoki in Chofu City was used as the anmitsu shop where Ryusuke Tsukumo (Takuya Kimura) and Kazune Yuri (Haruka Ayase) can be seen talking to Kohei Takei (Ebizo Ichikawa). Located next to Jindai-ji Temple’s Sanmon Gate, the soba and sweets restaurant was established more than 60 years ago, and has been serving countless pilgrims who come to enjoy Jindai-ji Temple soba, the local specialty. Jindai-ji Temple, the oldest temple after Senso-ji Temple, is renowned among people seeking good fortune in love. Add to your filming location visit by paying a visit to the temple.
Mumon-an in Tachikawa was a shooting spot for the drama "The Family" (2007). It is a traditional Japanese kaiseki restaurant with a beautiful Japanese garden. The restaurant appears as restaurant Kinei'an where Daisuke Manpyou (Kinya Kitaoji) and the Minister of Finance Nagata (Masahiko Tsugawa) have a meeting and as a place where Daisuke Manpyo invites Sentaro Watanuki (Shofukutei Tsurube) for a dine. You can enjoy the beautiful view and an authentic kaiseki cuisine like the VIPs from the drama.
Anrakutei Tama Nagayama branch
The restaurant where Kohei Kuryu (Takuya Kimura) and Takayuki Suetsugu (Fumiyo Kohinata) had visited to take depositions for the eat and run case in the drama “HERO” (2001), is “Anrakutei Tama Nagayama branch” in Tama-shi.
ZERO ONE CAFÉ
The shop where Misaki (Asami Usuda) and Hiro (Kensou Kato) see each other in the drama series "Mahoro Ekimae Bangaichi - Location without an Address in front of Mahoro Station" (2013) is "ZERO ONE CAFÉ" here in Machida. It operates as a cafe by day and serves alcohol by night. It is a fancy place where you can relax even if you are not a fan of the drama.