Movies and TV shows set in kyoto japan

The list contains the best, new and most relevant movies set in kyoto japan ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out stylized, serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating and sentimental films and TV shows about / with violence, blood, friendship, katana sword, heroes, fight, katana, girl, samurai and male nudity plots mostly in Drama, Action and Thriller genres shot in Japan, USA, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as kyoto japan: Golgo 13 (1977), Wasabi (2001), The Traveling Cat Chronicles (2018), The Yakuza (1974), Virgin Snow (2007), Love and Lies (2017), Noroi: The Curse (2005), The House Where Evil Dwells (1982), Junk Food (1997), Rope and Breasts (1983).

List of movies set in kyoto japan

Golgo 13 (1977)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Duke Togo (codename: Golgo 13) is a ruthless assassin who's accepted a tricky assignment from an American drug syndicate. His mission is to "rub out" Hong Kong's underworld kingpin. His main obstacle is the relentless Detective ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, assassination, hitman, female assassin, rifle, assassin, sniper, karate, crimes, gangsters, superhero, government agency ...
Time: 70s, year 1977
Place: hong kong, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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Wasabi (2001)
Genre: Action, Drama, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Hubert is a French policeman with very sharp methods. After being forced to take 2 months off by his boss, who doesn't share his view on working methods, he goes back to Japan, where he used to work 19 years ago, to settle the probate of his ...
Style: realistic, exciting, semi serious, light, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: inheritance, shopping, hitman, father daughter relationship, youth, investigation, police detective, yakuza, culture clash, police brutality, teenage daughter, disorder ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, paris france, kyoto japan ...
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The Traveling Cat Chronicles (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Nana is the cutest girl. She is also smart and aware of her talents. She has paws and purrs. Her father Satoru cannot take of her anymore and must give her up. He searches for someone to take care of Nana and begins visiting people who may be good ...
Style: sentimental, touching
Plot: friendship, cat, journey, adventurer, student, travel, pet cat, life, animals, animal, grave, father ...
Place: kyoto japan, mount fuji
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The Yakuza (1974)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Harry Kilmer returns to Japan after several years in order to rescue his friend George's kidnapped daughter - and ends up on the wrong side of the Yakuza, the notorious Japanese mafia...
Style: neo noir, tense, realistic, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: yakuza, kidnapping, gangsters, mafia, crime, crimes, friendship, culture clash, rescue, haunted by the past, rivalry, danger ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, post world war two, 80s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan, california
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Virgin Snow (2007)
Genre: Romance
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Min is a Korean boy moves to Japan with his father who is a potter. One day at a local shrine, he meets Nanae, a beautiful Japanese girl with stunning eyes who is aspiring to be a painter. Min falls in love at first sight and finds out that Nanae ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: japanese school, romance, couples, lovers apart, fall in love, unfulfillment, youth, teenager, disappearance, frustration, drawing, art ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, east asia
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Love and Lies (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Japanese government carries out a program to increase the birth rate in the country. Their program analyzes gene information from its residents and selects a marriage partner for them. Aoi Nisaka is a high school student. She is in a love ...
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, sweet
Plot: school, love, love triangle, parents, teenager, father son relationship, fertility, pretty girl, nubile, wedding, mother daughter relationship, niece ...
Time: near future
Place: japan, kyoto japan
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Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: Japan has been invaded and conquered by the Britannian Empire. Japan is now known as Area 11 and its citizens known as Elevens. The Britannian Empire takes away Japan's autonomous power and imposes its rule through the use of Knightmares. The ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, suspenseful, rough, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rebellion, imaginary, siblings relations, rebelliousness, young heroes, youth, battles, mind control, prince, supernatural ability, civil rights, military ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
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Noroi: The Curse (2005)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A documentary filmmaker explores seemingly unrelated paranormal incidents connected by the legend of an ancient demon called the "kagutaba."
Style: scary, tense, disturbing, serious, cinema verite ...
Plot: found footage, curse, investigation, occult, journalist, disappearance, danger, demon, ghost, uncover truth, curses spells and rituals, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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The House Where Evil Dwells (1982)
Genre: Horror
Country: Japan, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: At the prompting of his diplomat friend, Alex, writer Ted Fletcher takes his wife, Laura, and daughter, Amy, on an extended working holiday. Alex finds a house for them in Kyoto, Japan, and the Fletchers move in, laughing off rumors that the place ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, bleak, suspense, serious ...
Plot: ghost, haunted house, murder, samurai, love affair, adultery, family in danger, family problems, afterlife, infidelity, curse, evil spirit ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Rurouni Kenshin Part I: Origins (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offering aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time Kenshin Himura comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya (Emi Takei). Her father ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, stylized
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, master warrior, martial arts, drifter, heroes, one man army, swordsman, katana, drug lord, mercenary, massacre, shogun ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s, 1860s, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Tomorrow I Will Date with Yesterday's You (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Takatoshi Minamiyama (Sota Fukushi) majors in art at an university in Kyoto. On the train to the school, he sees Emi Fukuju (Nana Komatsu) and falls in love with her at first sight. Gathering up all his courage, he speaks to her. They begin to date ...
Style: captivating, touching, light, sentimental
Plot: time travel, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, promise, art student, love at first sight, painting, college, school, diary, prediction, memory ...
Time: future
Place: japan, kyoto japan
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Junk Food (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Junk Food consists of four intertwining stories. The first and fourth sections show the morning routine of an blind, old Japanese woman, waking up, buying bread and milk, praying at the family alter; however, it is the second segment where the true ...
Plot: strangulation, subway, street gang, prostitute, old woman, crawling, syringe, train, drinking, employer employee relationship, blood, drug addict ...
Place: china, japan, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Rope and Breasts (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 69 min.
Story: Sayo is running a travelling BDSM show with her husband, where she plays the bottom, and gets increasingly bored with her life. During their tour in Kyoto, they are arranged by a well-off couple who ask for a private show, without knowing that they ...
Plot: camera, jealousy, breasts, buddhist temple, woman hits a man, cuckold, enema, show business, show, husband wife relationship, gagged, masturbation ...
Place: kyoto japan
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Under the Blossoming Cherry Trees (1975)
Genre: Fantasy, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A mountain man beheads his many wives to prove his love to an alluring woman he meets in an enchanted forest.
Plot: decapitation, decapitated head, violence, insanity, head, nudity (full frontal - brief), katana, bandit, katana sword, literature, japanese woman, brutality ...
Time: 12th century
Place: japan, kyoto japan
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The Wall Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wall man is a strange wall-dwelling creature that is neither human nor ghost.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: head bashed in, depression, urban legend, video camera, self mutilation, crab, photographer, drunkenness, hand, exhibition, caretaker, film reel ...
Place: kyoto japan
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This Transient Life (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Near a remote Buddhist monastery, a young man falls in love with his sister and gets her pregnant. After a monk finds out, the young man becomes an assistant to a master sculptor, only to proceed to complicate matters with his affairs.
Plot: brother sister incest, priest, incest, voyeurism, buddhism, suicide, sculptor, sibling relationship, forbidden sex, cuckolded husband, sex with brother, horny wife ...
Place: kyoto japan
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Rurouni Kenshin Part II: Kyoto Inferno (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Kenshin has settled into his new life with Kaoru and his other friends when he is approached with a request from the Meiji government. Makoto Shishio, a former assassin like Kenshin, was betrayed, set on fire and left for dead. He survived, and is ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, suspense, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, ambition, good versus evil, katana, political unrest, rivalry, one man army, katana sword, survival, master warrior, blind ambition, state affairs ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, hong kong
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Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Ends (2014)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Shishio has set sail in his ironclad ship to bring down the Meiji government and return Japan to chaos, carrying Kaoru with him. In order to stop him in time, Kenshin trains with his old master to learn his final technique.
Style: stylized, exciting, captivating, suspense, realistic
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, heroes, good versus evil, master warrior, one man army, state affairs, samurai era, graphic violence, ronin, samurai sword, katana sword, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Shinsengumi: Assassins of Honor (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Near the end of the nineteenth century, as the balance of power shifts from Shogunate towards the Emperor, Japan restlessly awaits the dawning of a new age. But not all are content...The Shinsengumi, a small army of samurai, farmers and peasants, ...
Style: jidai geki
Plot: samurai, japanese history, samurai warrior, katana sword, sword fight, warrior, katana, samurai era, japanese culture
Time: 19th century, 1860s
Place: kyoto japan, japan
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Love Hina (2000)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 544 min.
TV show
Story: Keitaro and his childhood sweetheart make a promise to be accepted at and to meet each other at the prestigous Toudai University before she moved out of his life. About a decade later, Keitaro has become an artist and a daydreamer, having ranked ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, semi serious, ecchi
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, opposites attract, love triangle, teenage love, teenage life, wooing, adolescence vs adulthood, couples, battle of the sexes, youth, unlikely couple, college ...
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, kyoto japan
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Please Save My Earth (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 185 min.
TV show
Story: High school student Alice Sakaguchi has been having consistent but strange dreams: she dreams she is an extraterrestrial being living on the moon and monitoring the Earth. These dreams are too strange - and too real - for her to ignore them, and her ...
Style: shoujo
Plot: outer space, alien, literature, gay kiss, surrealism, reincarnation, gay, telekinesis, night, moon, vengeance, extrasensory perception ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: kyoto japan, tokyo, japan
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg, Austria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, enigmatic, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: writing, calligraphy, translator, model, nudity (full frontal - brief), book, body painting, publisher, male nudity, legends and myths, lovers, skin ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california, shanghai ...
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, stylized, offbeat ...
Plot: rebellion, friendship, emperor, radical, nationalism, suicide, state affairs, writer's life, tragic hero, political unrest, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: japan, kyoto japan, tokyo, mount fuji
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, sentimental, dramatic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, japanese culture, mentor, love and romance, older man younger woman relationship, loss of virginity, loss of sister, unfulfilled love, secret love ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Lost in Translation (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Two lost souls visiting Tokyo -- the young, neglected wife of a photographer and a washed-up movie star shooting a TV commercial -- find an odd solace and pensive freedom to be real in each other's company, away from their lives in America.
Style: melancholic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: loneliness, midlife crisis, age difference, culture clash, unlikely couple, older man younger woman relationship, actor, couple relations, friendship, dull life, housewife, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, yale university
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Kwaidan (1964)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 183 min.
Story: Taking its title from an archaic Japanese word meaning "ghost story," this anthology adapts four folk tales. A penniless samurai marries for money with tragic results. A man stranded in a blizzard is saved by Yuki the Snow Maiden, but his ...
Style: anthology, atmospheric, bleak, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, ghost, monk, spirit, supernatural, escapades, secret identity, heroes, materialism, betrayal, husband wife relationship, painting ...
Time: 19th century, 17th century, middle ages, 12th century, 1900s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Asura (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, History, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Abandoned in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.
Style: atmospheric, serious, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: orphan, human nature, survival, wilderness, village, friendship, feral man, life is a bitch, murder, rage, violence, war ...
Time: 15th century
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan
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Taboo (1999)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: Japan, France, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Set during Japan's Shogun era, this film looks at life in a samurai compound where young warriors are trained in swordfighting. A number of interpersonal conflicts are brewing in the training room, all centering around a handsome young samurai ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, samurai, emperor, murder mystery, state affairs, gender, political unrest, heroes, secrets, sword fight, life philosophy ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo, spain
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Village of Dreams (1996)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tells of the childhood of two nine-year-old twins in a rural village in Japan after World War 2. Includes the boys relationships with their schoolteacher mother, civil servant father, elderly landlord, a rough new boy at the school, and three ...
Style: experimental, realistic, serious, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: prank, village, countryside, family relations, twins, social relations, friends, young heroes, coming of age, mischievous children, youth, disorder ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
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Ashes from the Sun (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Environmental drama set in Asturias, Spain. A Scottish travel writer is forced to stay in a valley town in northern Spain when his camper van breaks down. There he gets to know the different inhabitants, some of them struggling to close down the ...
Plot: civil action, legal, convention, writers, tourist, protest, contamination, male nudity, male objectification, power cut, large breasts, female nudity ...
Place: spain, kyoto japan
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