Sunday, April 14, 2013

Riverspoons visits Toei Kyoto Studio Park

Toei Kyoto Studio Park is a place for Samurai & Ninja fanatics! The look & feel of the place is like you time travelled to the Samurai era or entered a Samurai movie. Good thing my wife discovered this place thru Japan tourist mag application on Ipad, when my wife showed me what this place is about, I was really pumped up to go and visit this place! As a big Samurai fan, it was really a dream place!

The whole park is recreated based on Edo period or Tokugawa period (1603 - 1868),  This is where they also film some of the Samurai films. as for the Studio, this is also the place where the Super Sentai TV series are filmed.

A big addition to this place is there's also a Super Sentai Museum & Toei Animation Museum inside the Studio park. which will be featured on my next blog!

Entrance fee here is 2,200 yen roughly 1,100 pesos or $23 US dollars.

 If you came here on a full Kimono set you'll have 50% discount on your entrance ticket.

We're entering from the back entrance of the studio, good thing about it there's no line! 

Gallery of Samurai movie posters








Ninja Mystery House



Backlot of the Toei Studio







One of the scariest Haunted House in Japan. - Yes, my wife & I entered this one! It is definitely scary!

Shinsengumi Headquarters




Nakamuraza Theater











There are also shows like this one, a Samurai swordplay acted by Toei actors. 

Winning Pose!




Cool chopsticks cover !

Even the restaurants are old fashioned
Meiji Period Office


Stealth mode in day time haha! I think a white ninja will work.




This actor appeared on Tom Cruise film "The Last Samurai" we didn't get his name though since it is written in Kanji.

He looks serious, but this is like a stand up comedian/magician show... the Samurai way.


This is the main entrance of the Park, we got in thru the back entrance.


It will cost you 7,000-10,000 yen to wear this armor!


My wife & I really had a great time! We hope to return here someday - on a kimono costume!

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