It's your turn to be NINJA & GEISHA!
Text: Keiko Kimura
Toei Kyoto Studio Park is a theme park where visitors can experience the film shooting sites of classic Japanese films. Over 60 million visitors have come since its opening in 1975.
The surrounding environments will make the visitors feel like being transported back in time of Edo period (1603-1867). Lucky visitors even have a chance to see the real film shooting.
How more can you enjoy the park? Answer is simple. Become an edo-people by dressing up like them!
Costumes for samurai, ninja and edo-girls are rented in the park. An hour rental is the most popular. There is also a yoroi (metal sheath) that is used for real film shooting (1 week advance reservation needed), too.
If you make prior reservation, you can also have hair and make ups, gorgeous kimono wearings, detailed ninja and samurai costumes done by the real stylists of Toei film company.
If you stroll around the Edo-town wearing these costumes, you will surely feel like you are part of the Edo! A professional cameraman is also available for shooting the memorable shot.
Toei Kyoto Studio Park will take you to an exciting moment of Edo.
ADDRESS: 10 Uzuasahigashi Hachioka-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto (map)
HOURS: Oct-Nov(9:00-17:00), Dec-Feb(Weekdays 9:30-16:30, Weekends & holiday 9:30-17:00), September(Weekdays 9:00-17:00, Weekends & holidays 9:00-18:00), Mar-Jul(Weekdays 9:00-17:00, Weekends & holidays 9:00-18:00), Aug(9:00-18:00)
ENTRANCE FEE: Adult 2,200 yen, junior & high school 1,300 yen, Above 3 years - elementary 1,100 yen.
*costume rentals are optionally priced
CLOSED: January 16-20 2017
★This is the end of TRAVEL IDEA ‘10 Things To Do in Kyoto - Wearing Kimono'. Please take a look at the other TRAVEL IDEA as well.
★TRAVEL IDEA ‘10 Things To Do in Kyoto'
① Visiting Temples and Shrines
② Buying souvenirs
③ Visiting Arashiyama・Sagano
④ Having Kyo-ryori
⑤ Wearing Kimono
⑥ Having Japanese tea
⑦ Having seafood
⑧ Visiting shops in Machiya
⑨ Being exposed to a traditional culture
⑩ Feeling nature