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Regions of Japan

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Kanto Tokai Kansai Chugoku Shikoku Kyushu Okinawa Islands SAPPORO TOKYO NAGOYA OSAKA FUKUOKA FURANO KUSHIRO AOMORI SENDAI FUKUSHIMA NIKKO HAKONE SADO TAKAYAMA KANAZAWA ISE KYOTO NARA HIROSHIMA NAGASAKI KAGOSHIMA NAHA
Hokkaido
Hokkaido
  • Hokkaido
Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush Japan's great white north offers wild, white winters and bountiful summers—a haven for dedicated foodies, nature lovers and outdoor adventure fans seeking an adrenaline rush
Tohoku
Tohoku
  • Aomori
  • Akita
  • Iwate
  • Yamagata
  • Miyagi
  • Fukushima
Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan Fearsome festivals, fresh powder snow and vast fruit orchards—the rugged territory of Tohoku offers a new perspective on travel in Japan
Hokuriku Shinetsu
Hokuriku Shinetsu
  • Niigata
  • Toyama
  • Ishikawa
  • Fukui
  • Nagano
An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare An easily accessible slice of rural Japan offering unrivaled mountainscapes and coastlines, endless outdoor adventure and amazing ocean fare
Kanto
Kanto
  • Tokyo
  • Kanagawa
  • Chiba
  • Saitama
  • Ibaraki
  • Tochigi
  • Gunma
Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife Jump from the neon glow of Tokyo to Gunma's mountain retreats, Kamakura's cultural heritage and the Ogasawara Islands' exotic wildlife
Tokai
Tokai
  • Yamanashi
  • Shizuoka
  • Gifu
  • Aichi
  • Mie
Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan Hallmark attractions such as Mt. Fuji and Takayama coexist with major cities and famous heritage in the center of Japan
Kansai
Kansai
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • Shiga
  • Hyogo
  • Nara
  • Wakayama
The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara The Kansai region is one of contrasts, from the glittering lights of Osaka and Kobe to the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara
Chugoku
Chugoku
  • Tottori
  • Shimane
  • Okayama
  • Hiroshima
  • Yamaguchi
Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower Welcome to Japan's less-explored western frontier, where the weather is warmer and the pace of life is slower
Shikoku
Shikoku
  • Tokushima
  • Kagawa
  • Ehime
  • Kochi
Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving Island-hopping, cycling, soul-warming spiritual strolling and red-hot dancing—the island of Shikoku gets you up and moving
Kyushu
Kyushu
  • Fukuoka
  • Saga
  • Nagasaki
  • Oita
  • Kumamoto
  • Miyazaki
  • Kagoshima
The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky The southern island of Kyushu is home to hot springs, rugged geography, undeveloped beaches and volcanoes ranging from sleepy to smoky
Okinawa
Okinawa
  • Okinawa
Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings Fly to Okinawa and discover a distinct island culture born of subtropical sun, white sand, coral, mangrove jungles and the age of the Ryukyu Kings

Attraction

Toei Kyoto Studio Park 東映太秦映画村

Liven things up at a fun period movie theme park

Toei Kyoto Studio Park is a movie theme park within Toei's Kyoto Studios, which produces a vast number of Japanese movies and television programs.

Those familiar with Edo period culture will recognize the replica of Edo's Nihonbashi Bridge here, as well as the former Yoshiwara red light district. Walking through these traditional sets familiar from countless films and TV period dramas is an absorbing visit to the past.

Don't Miss

  • The Anime Museum and its characters, which are familiar to Japanese of all ages
  • The Clash of Ninjas! The Ninja Show, SASUKE
  • The Oiran Parade, once a familiar scene in Kyoto

Quick Facts

Most of Japan's period films and action hero televison programs are shot here

The Uzumasu neighborhood surrounding the park has many villas that belonged to film stars of Japan's Golden Age

How to Get There

The park is best reached by train.

Toei Kyoto Studio Park is a five-minute walk from Uzumasa-Koryuji Station on the Keifuku Arashiyama Line or a 15-minute walk from JR Hanazono Station.

The center of Japanese filmmaking for decades

Kyoto was the hub of the Japanese film industry from the 1920s to the 1960s, after which the industry went into decline with the coming of television. Toei Studios opened the park in 1975.

Hauntings, mazes and relaxation

Besides the parallel grid of streets that depict typical parts of a Japanese medieval town, other attractions include a haunted house, a retro café, and a ninja maze.

Fun activities and possibilities

Various events are held throughout the day, including swordfight shows from period dramas, photo sessions with actors and swordfight classes. You may get lucky and witness the filming of an actual production within the park.

Become a period drama star

The most popular corner is the “Historical Costume Disguise Corner,” where you can become a period drama star with the help of professional makeup artists and costume specialists.

If you want a more casual disguise, head for the “Disguise Photo Corner,” where you can wear a period drama costume over your own clothes. There are about thirty choices, including a princess, oiran (a type of courtesan,) maiko (apprentice geisha), ninja, or a member of the ShinsenGumi, a member of the samurai police force in Kyoto.

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