We have vast knowledge of aerial photography and filming in Japan not only from the helicopters but using drones as well.

The following two types of permits are required if you would like to film with drones:
1. One from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan (MLIT).
2. And another one whether from the landowner or from the local authorities who manage the land where you would like to fly the drone.

Akagi Helicopter Co., Ltd has an annual permit from MLIT to operate drones at the professional level. And we will help you to get all the required permits for your shooting.

For updated details of the regulations to fly drones in Japan, please check MLIT’s website.


Drones for filming movies, TVs, and Commercials

Timelapse and slow-motion videos, or any of your creative ideas with 4K and even higher quality

Infrastructure inspections

Drones are now in worldwide use for inspecting utility towers and bridges, roadways, and much more. We can offer our drones for inspection, examination, and survey of roads, coasts, dams, etc. In addition, you can use them to record the construction process.

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Inspire2 + ZenmuseX7

These are Hollywood-grade professional use drones for films,TV and TV commercials.

Technical Specifications

Sensor Type: Super 35mm
Effective Pixels: 24MP

ihantom4 pro

DJI Phantom4 Pro

This drone is highly recommended for promotion shooting or sales brochure preparation.

Technical Specifications

Sensor type: 1-inch CMOS
4K videos at 60Fps or H.265 4K at 30Fps,
both with a 100Mbps bitrate
Effective Pixels: 20MP

Safety Measures

Nowadays, a considerable number of drone accidents occur.
In most cases, drone operators had no permission to fly their drones which led to the liability for the law violation and the occurred accident.
We can offer you the best solutions to fly the drone legally and whole support from flight planning to footage delivery, with the highest level of professionalism and safety:

1. Akagi Helicopter Co., Ltd has an annual permit from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport of Japan (MLIT) to operate drones at the professional level.

Following regulations written in Standard Manual issued by the Civil Aviation Bureau of Japan, we can fly our drones in the no-flight zone, indoors, at night, etc.

2. General insurance up to one billion yen.

If by any chance, there will be property damage due to the crash of the drone or infringement of privacy/portrait right occurred during the filming you will not be charged.

3. Thorough compliance with the legal rules of Japan.

We do not fly over someone’s property without a permit. If necessary, the information could be provided to the police, local governments, and related organizations.



Save your time by transferring from one place to another enjoying picturesque landscapes of Japan. Feel free to use our services for both leisure and business.

Please specify the place, airport, or heliport of the preferable takeoff and landing.
And do not hesitate to contact us, we can take off and land not only in the places listed below:

Tokyo — Hakone Heliport (35 minutes)
Tokyo — Izu Shimoda Heliport (40 minutes)
Tokyo — Karuizawa Heliport (45 minutes)
Tokyo — Sendai Airport (2 hours flight)
Tokyo — Osaka Heliport (2 hours and 15 minutes)

Heliport Airport Map Japan



We offer a range of services for emergencies, such as passengers and cargo transportation, transportation of one’s property, and many more. Please contact us for details.

What is BCP?

A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is a creation of a special protective and supportive system plan, which enables the company’s operation in cases of emergency or during natural disasters.

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