Shooting is a work of art, which requires concentration. Japan is well-reputed as one of the safest place on the earth, so the last thing you need to worry is the unexpected loss or stealing of expensive equipment.
There are many times in our life that the promise was not taken seriously and you will feel disappointed. In Japan, it is rather unlikely. Such things can also be noticed by their punctuality such as our train that comes on time everyday!
Japanese has a old movie history which has been very developed since 1896. Professional staff with skill for artistic production can be found in most of the big cities.
Like Canon, Sony, and Panasonic, world leaders among manufacture has developed numbers of professional shooting devices and their branches can be found in most of the big cities in case of emergent trouble when you need to repair or replace.
Although not widely known, cost for the accommodation and food in Japan are not so expensive if your shooting location is in the very center of Tokyo. And there are some organizations that are willing to support accommodation fee as the support of shooting.
It is a place where you can feel the four vivid seasons clearly, where you will find beautiful visual images. (spring: cherry blossoms, summer: festivals, autumn: autumn leaves, winter: snow)
There is still a lot of nature here such as magnificent mountains and an unspoiled landscape that looks like undeveloped land.
Even now a lot of European influenced architecture built 50-150 years ago are clustered within convenient access, and numerous historical buildings still stand.
It is the best spot where you can go beyond space-time to find various locations in Asia.
This is an area with many stories from the ancient times such as “yokai” monster stories and old legends passed down in local areas, and there are a lot of spiritual spots here, too. In rural areas, etc., old customs still remain in people’s daily lives as if they were natural, and they have a complete set of very attractive contents in expressing ancient Japan, that may give a surprising creative insight into your work.
There are a lot of spots where you can shoot against the background of snow not only in Hokkaido but in all over Japan.