As a courtesy to the customers patronising the shops in Omoide Yokocho, photographers are asked to comply with the following terms and conditions.

Rules on Filming

  1. Prior application, consultation and permission is required for street photography within the area covered by the Shinjuku Nishiguchi Shopping District Promotion Association (Omoide Yokocho). An application form can be downloaded by clicking on the button at the foot of this page; please fill in the required fields and submit the application form together with your filming proposal at least 10 days prior to the date on which you wish to engage in filming / data gathering.
  2. Please note that, depending on the content of the proposed filming / data gathering, permission may be refused.
  3. Please adhere strictly to the content and time of data gathering and the number of staff agreed on in the prior consultations. (※ In order to avoid congestion, the number of filming / data gathering staff is limited to no more than three persons.) Data gathering the content of which is contrary to public order and morals is not allowed
  4. During filming, please be sure to wear a Shinjuku Nishiguchi Shopping District Promotion Association armband.
  5. Do not place equipment etc., in such a way as to block passage. If you cause any obstruction of business or obstruction of traffic you may be required to stop filming immediately. (Use of camera tripods, flash photography etc., is prohibited.) In such a case, the filming fee will not be refunded.
  6. As a general rule filming may be done from 10:00 to 17:00 on weekdays.
  7. So that your filming will help to promote Omoide Yokocho, please incude in the footage the sign at the entrance to the lane, and the names of shops. Also be sure to post / broadcast the written name of Shinjuku Nishiguchi Omoide Yokocho or an image of the sign at the entrance to the lane.
  8. Even when filming is to be done only inside a shop, please be sure to submit an application to the Shopping District Promotion Association and obtain permission.
  9. Filming that uses part or all of Omoide Yokocho as a film set is forbidden.
  10. The filming fee is ¥30,000 (consumption tax not included) per 30 minutes. Please pay by bank deposit transfer to the specified account at least two days before the day of filming / data gathering. (If filming is to take place on a Monday, no later than the Thursday of the preceding week).
  11. Please give notice of any cancellation or postponement at least three days before the proposed day of filming. Any cancellation later than that may incur a cancellation fee.
  12. In the case of unauthorised filming, a filming fee will be charged on the spot. Should warnings be ignored and unauthorised filming continue, the police will be notified.
  13. In the event of the violation of these terms, filming must stop immediately. Any future filming may also be prohibited.