Toei Uzumasa Movie Village4.3
Toei Uzumasa Movie Village, also know as Kyoto Studio Park or Movie Land, offers some re-creations of Edo-period street scenes. This is an all-in-one touristy spot combining theme parks, period film sets and museums. You may even see a real TV production taking place before your eyes.
Visitors are given the opportunity to step back in time and experience Edo-era Japan. Costume rental is available to become a Samurai or Geisha, and the best part of it is you can stroll through the themed park to surprise your families and friends !
There are many different attractions and performances throughout the year, such as a very scary haunted house and a maze-like Ninja mansion adventure. If you have kids who are becoming sick of temples and shrines, this is a good place to spend a day.
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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 35km) Google Transit
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4.02 weeks ago
Visiting around 2:30pm was the worst mistake we made. All the interesting shows were scheduled in the mornings and we missed all except the ninja show. The ninja show was really good. Even though we had no idea what they were saying, you can feel the actors’ emotions and their hard work doing all those stunts and maneuvers.
There’s not a lot of people on the day we visited but maybe it’s because we arrived late.
The historical streets where they film is not very impressive though. You can see prettier ones just from walking anywhere in Kyoto.
We didn’t do much research on this place, so we assumed with the costly admission price, everything in the park would be close to free. But a lot of the activities are not.
There’s a cool souvenir shop with ninja accessories. However be warned that they can’t go in carry-on because what they look like. I learned this the hard way from buying a samurai sword umbrella :(
3.0a month ago
Cute fountain with the head of human and in other place there was a dragon which show up from the pond but all looked old, need to add more innovated movie trick and show so visitors can feel the excitement. We went there on 13 May 2019 and it was so hot there in the outdoor area. The entrance ticket was over price since we also need to pay ticket fee for each attraction inside the studio if we would like to see them. I thought we could see a movie creation there but no, there is no such thing when we were there.
4.0a month ago
An interesting and pretty place but know you'll have to pay extra to customise your experience.
It's a bit annoying but if you think about it, of they didn't do it this way, all shows would be packed, long lines and much more expensive tickets.
We went on a week day and it was relaxed and quiet enough. We didn't need a whole day for the park. It's a real theme park, not an entertainment park so if you don't have any interest for the historical or samurai theme, it won't be fun for you.
You can bring your own food and there is food here. We didn't try any. You can also wear kimono for the day wich is nice because the people doing that add to the atmosphere. Even our 3 year old had fun.
A few shows are for free.
1.03 months ago
This park is absolutely theft of money. The entry price is 2200 yen so we logically thought that it covers every attraction inside. Practically besides the short shows of ninjas and little buildings that represent the antique way of japan’s Life style the rest cost money! There is huge amount of attractions inside and all of them costs between 500 -2000 ten each .
The shows are only in Japanese( except one in English ) so if you are tourists please save your precious time and do not go there. We were there for about 2 hours basically doing nothing and tried to understand what for they took from us such big amount of money .
This park suits only Japanese people or people that has no problem of waisting a lot of money.
2.0in the last week
It’s ok to skip this place. Unless you have a car or taxi, expect long walk from train station and not worth for it. You will see better and authentic edo style houses every where in Kyoto. BTW my college kids loved to see the history of Power Rangers.