Ibaraki Prefecture is located in the Kanto region of Japan, the northeast of Tokyo. The average annual sunshine and sunny days rank fifth in Japan, with a warm and mild climate. Since historical times, people have been living a fruitful life, as Ibaraki has prospered as a political, economic and cultural center of the region, particularly with its advanced transportation by water and land during Edo period (1603-1868). At present, Ibaraki continues to develop in agriculture, manufacturing, science and technology, culture, welfare and various other aspects.

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Ibaraki is very close to Tokyo, where film production companies are concentrated. There are countless diverse and unique locations ideal for shooting. Many movies, TV dramas and other filmings were carried out in Ibaraki. In the past 16 years, the total number of supported projects in Ibaraki reached over 6500!

"Ibaraki Film Commission" functions as the point of contact, utilizes its connections with prefectural and municipal governments, police, fire departments, and established a strong, reliable and supportive cooperation system for filmmaking in the region. In addition, Ibaraki airport and developed high-speed railway network are available in the prefecture, which allow quick access from central Tokyo, as well as all areas within and outside Ibaraki.

We sincerely look forward to hearing from you about your filmmaking plans in Ibaraki.

Access from Central Tokyo to Mito in Ibaraki.



From Haneda airport (HND) by car

  • 120 mins to Mito
  • 100 mins to Tsukuba

From Narita airport (NRT) by car

  • 120 mins to Mito
  • 60 mins to Tsukuba

From Ibaraki airport (IBR) by car

  • 40 mins to Mito
  • 60 mins to Tsukuba


Ibaraki Location Tour

1st Ibaraki Short Film Award Winner "Strobe"