Toei Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Eigamura)
Step back in time to the Edo period in Japan at Toei Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Eigamura), the only theme park in Japan that’s also an open-air film set for period drama (jidaigeki) films. Visitors can watch exciting performances, dress up in period costume, learn fun skills, and enjoy a number of other entertaining attractions.
Enjoy a guided tour around the park, which is a replica Edo town, with a Toei actor. Watch street performances or live-action shows with ninjas and samurais, and learn sword fighting or ninja skills yourself. Depending on the timing, visitors can watch a movie or TV show being filmed or meet actors and anime characters. Visitors can also dress up in period costume, to walk around the park or just for photos. Fun attractions include a haunted house, mystery house, several mazes and labyrinths, obstacle courses, and more. Book your tickets ahead of time for convenience and to skip the lines.
Things to Know Before You Go
Toei Kyoto Studio Park is ideal for families with kids and those interested in Japanese history or Japanese period dramas.
The entrance fee covers certain shows and activities; some attractions require additional fees.
Visitors should not enter the filming area or make noise during actual filming.
There are restaurants on-site, though outside food is permitted.
Toei Kyoto Studio Park is wheelchair-accessible, though not all attractions are suitable for visitors in wheelchairs.
How to Get There
Located in northern Kyoto, Toei Kyoto Studio Park is most easily accessible by train. It’s about a 5-minute walk from Uzumasa-Koryuji Station (Keifuku Arashiyama line) or a 15-minute walk from JR Hanazono Station. You can also take bus 11, 61, 63, 64, 71, 72, 73, 75, or 91.
When to Get There
Toei Kyoto Studio Park is open daily, with occasional irregularly scheduled closures for maintenance. Some shows and attractions, including sword fighting, ninja lessons, and meet and greets, are only available on certain days. Check the schedule in advance to avoid disappointment.
Toei Kyoto Studio Park contains replicas of entire streets and town scenes from the Edo period. Replicas include the old Nihonbashi Bridge, a traditional courthouse and police box, and parts of the red-light district in Yoshiwara. It’s an active studio set, and over 200 period dramas are filmed here every year.
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