NHK Studio Park

NHK atau Nippon Hoso Kyokai (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) mungkin jadi satu-satunya stasiun TV yang bisa diakses secara legal melalui TV kabel Indonesia.  Dari namanya bisa ditebak kalau stasiun TV ini 11-12 sama TVRI, sarat dengan dokumenter dan berita tapi masih punya dorama dan (beberapa) variety show yang menghibur.  Wajar lah kalau NHK punya studio park yang konsepnya mendidik tapi tetap entertaining.

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Filming Location: Yamada Taro Monogatari – Green Slope

Having one Arashi’s member acts in a dorama is very common. But having two of them as the lead actors in one dorama is a luxury! That’s why Yamada Taro Monogatari is precious. Aired on TBS in summer 2007, this dorama had Arashi’s Ninomiya Kazunari as Yamada Taro and Sakurai Sho as Mimura Takuya.

There are many scenes and places which we found memorable. Remember when those two climbed the Tokyo’s Stairways to Heaven in Atago Shrine?  This time, we’re gonna take you down the slope just like what Mimura-kun did when he was stalking Yamada-kun all the way home from school.

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Yamada-kun, Mimura-kun, matte kudasai!!

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Filming Location: Saigo no Yakusoku – Hill of Promise

Back in 2010, Arashi stared together in Fuji TV ‘s drama SP titled “Saigo no Yakusoku”. Of course we had to visit their filming location for the “hill of promise” scene. The real one actually called Yuuhi no Oka (hill of sunset) which is located in Sakuragaoka Park, Tama, Tokyo. It’s pretty tricky to go to this location. After getting lost several times (as usual), here we are sharing the easiest way to get there.

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Filming Location: Yume no Ohashi

To be honest, we found this filming location by chance. We just left Mizuno Hiroba Park and heading to Fuji TV when I realized the bridge we crossed on looks familiar. Then it hit me, this must be filming location for Anna-san no Omame when Riri and Kyutaro switched their body. And boy I was right! The scene was memorable and I love that particular episode so much. FYI, I’m fan of Becky. She is entertainment genius! The fact that she is fans of SMAP adds billion extra points.

Scene from Anna-san no Omame episode 6 which taken place on Yume no Ohashi

Scene from Anna-san no Omame episode 6 which taken place on Yume no Ohashi

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Filming Location: Atago Shrine

Have you ever seen this beautiful and serene shrine as shown on picture below on your favorite dorama?

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This particular stair appear on Yamada Taro Monogatari (starring: Arashi’s Ninomiya and Sakurai), My Boss My Hero (starring: TOKIO’s Nagase, ex-KATTUN’s Tanaka, and NEWS’s Tegoshi), and Nobuta wo Produce (starring: Yamashita Tomohisa, KATTUN’s Kamenashi, Hey!Say!JUMP’s Nakajima). Even though only for a few seconds, but the stair was memorable. In fact, it dubbed as Tokyo’s stairway to Heaven.  Continue reading