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Kpop MVs that were filmed in Japan

Japan is also one of Kpop’s biggest consumers, and having Kpop MVs that were filmed in Japan helps build that connection between the artist and the fans. Did you know that Korea and Japan share the same timezone and that the flight from Korea and Japan can be just under 2 hours or even an hour, depending on the cities? Here are all Kpop Music videos that were filmed in Japan that I was able to find.

Kpop MVs that were filmed in Japan(Tokyo Prefecture)

Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city, and the most populous metropolitan area in the world. Tokyo is renowned for being a mix of old and new, with ancient temples hidden among large, modern architecture.

ZICO – Artist

Mostly filmed in the streets of Asakusa with a lot of scenes of the Tokyo Skytree Tower.

DIA – Will you go out with me?

Filmed around the intersection of Shibuya, at and around the Shibuya Crossing, Harajuku, and Shinjuku.

IU – Last Fantasy

Filmed in Asakusa and Odaiba in Tokyo, along with footage from “Orchard Hall” concert hall

Hyunjin (Loona) – Around You

Filmed at Meguro Ward Metropolitan University and Akishima City.

Heejin & Hyunjin (Loona) I’ll Be There

All the locations of the older style edits are in Shibuya and Harajuku.

INFINITE – Lately Full

The shooting took place in Kichijoji, based on the concept of each member choosing a Christmas present.  

Kpop MVs that were filmed in Japan (Okinawa Prefecture)

Okinawa is known for its subtropical climate, beautiful beaches, and dense forests, and is the southernmost and westernmost prefecture of Japan. It is home to 150 different islands, some of which have the most charming beaches with clear blue waters and pristine white sands! There’s also a very strong American influence due to the American military bases located here.

BOL4 – Bom

Filmed on the streets of Naha, Okinawa’s biggest City. Naha is super photogenic due to the perfect blend between city and nature.

Akdong Musician(AKMU) – GIVE LOVE

Kouri Island, Nago City, Okinawa City’s Children’s Land, and Naha City’s cobblestone streets are featured in this music video.

WJSN – Boogie Up

This music video was shot at the poolside of Okinawa Hotel Resort Class Inn Onna, Mihama American Village, and Double Tree by Hilton Okinawa Chatan Resort.

HYUNA – ‘Bubble Pop!’ (Official Music Video)

At first glance, this may look like it was filmed in America, but it’s actually filmed at the American Village near the military base on mainland Okinawa! Located in Chatan, American Village is an entire entertainment complex modeled after traditional American culture and filled with themed restaurants, shops, and entertainment. 

TWICE – Dance The Night Away

This sandy beach is Akabaka Beach, located in Nakijin-son, Kunigami-gun, Okinawa Prefecture. It is located in the northwestern part of Okinawa island and takes about an hour and 40 minutes by car from Naha Airport. Here is an in-detail blog post on the location of Twice’s music video.

Lovelyz – For You

Filmed in Okinawa Sesoko Island, Kin Town, and Ginowan Marina. The specific areas include Okinawa Kin Resort, Misaki Maeda, Takemachi, Ginowan Marina, Sesoko Beach and Amashigawara Tunnel.

Kpop MVs that were filmed in Japan (Hokkaido Prefecture)

Hokkaido is Japan’s second largest island and comprises the largest and northernmost prefecture. They are known for their harsh cold winters with lots of snowfall, and beautiful wildlife and nature in the summer, with gorgeous views of the pacific ocean.

AKMU – LAST GOODBYE

The MV is full of stories about the sea and mountains that are unique to Hokkaido.

The featured station is Sakuraoka station on the Sekihoku Main Line in Asahikawa. It seems like the station became a hot topic in Korea for being a cute name.

Yang Yoseop – Star

This was filmed om a snowy road with Sapporo in the background.

JJ Project (GOT7) – Tomorrow,Today

Most of the Music video was filmed on the straightest road in Japan, National Route 12 that cuts right through Hokkaido that runs nearly 18 miles connecting Hokkaido’s Sapporo City and Asahikawa City, between Bibai City and Takigawa City.

Kpop MVs that were filmed in Japan(Hokkaido Prefecture and Kumamoto Prefecture)

Crush feat. Taeyeon – Don’t forget

Even though it seems like he is in the same city throughout the music video, he is in 3 different cities, with 2 of them being on the completely opposite side of Japan!

Most of the beginning of the music video was in filmed Otaru, Hokkaido, a small harbor city, about half an hour northwest of Sapporo by train known for its canal lined with old western-style warehouses. Then, he is in Sapporo, the capital, and the largest city on Hokkaido.

In the last portion of the video, he is seen at an amusement park which is actually in Arao, Kumamoto in Kitakyushu, the southern part of Japan. The distance from Sapporo to Kumamoto is actually 851 miles apart, but they make it seem it was all around the same area! The amusement park is called Greenland, and is Kyushu’s largest leisure park, and is well-known for their amount and variation of unique attractions.

Crush feat. Taeyeon - Don't forget MV city location
Kpop MV that was filmed in Japan
Crush feat. Taeyeon – Don’t forget MV city location

Kpop MVs that were filmed in Japan (Osaka Prefecture and Kobe Prefecure)

Crayon Pop Bing Bing

It seems that this song was the first Kpop MV that was entirely filmed in Japan, which was back in 2012! It was filmed in Dotonbori and Shinsekai in Osaka and Meriken Park in Kobe!

Kpop MVs that were filmed in Japan (Fukuoka)

ASTRO – Confession

The members became temporary high school students at Yanagawa High School, in Yanagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture which is a famous school for producing first-class athletes.

Kpop MVs that were filmed in Japan (Nagasaki)

Cherry Bullet – Really Really

This may look like it was filmed somewhere in Europe, but it’s actually in Huis Ten Bosch, a theme park in Sasebo, Nagasaki, Japan which recreates the Netherlands by displaying life-sized copies of old Dutch buildings. The name Huis Ten Bosch translates into English as “House at the Woods/Forest”.


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