Prepare for the Upcoming ‘Gintama’ Live Action by Joining This Event in Kyoto!

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  • Calling all Gintama (銀魂) fans, are you up for some adventure? Then get ready as the most anticipated Gintama live action film is currently collaborating with the City of Kyoto (京都) in commemoration of its premiere on the 14th of July 2017!

    Gintama’s anime and live action adaptation is uniting for an event which will be held in two separate periods. The first period will run from May 27 to July 6, 2017, while the second period will run from July 8 to September 3, 2017. Both will be held at the Toei Kyoto Studio Park (東映太秦映画村) and in areas along the Keifuku Electric Railroad Arashiyama Line (京福電鉄嵐山線) where most scenes of the movie were filmed.

    What’s more, fans can look forward to the following exclusive features and activities in this special collaborative event!

    1. Stamp Rally

    Everyone is free to participate in the Gintama Stamp Rally as long as they are able to get a hold of the stamp rally sheet, which is only available in a limited number daily and is distributed free of charge in the following places during the event period: Keifuku Arashiyama main stations, Toei Kyoto Studio Park, MOVIX Kyoto, T · Joy Kyoto, Animate Kyoto, and Mibu-dera Temple (壬生寺).

    The rally sheet is a leaflet composed of four (4) pages. Your mission for the stamp rally is to visit six (6) places of interest around Kyoto and complete all stamps in the rally sheet. Those who can collect all six (6) stamps from these stations will win an original Gintama Kyoto Bururun Taizaiki (銀魂 京都ブルルン滞在記) tin badge! Do note, however, that in order to complete the stamp rally, you would have to pay extra for the admission fee at Toei Kyoto Studio Park (2,200 yen) and Mibu-dera Temple (200 yen).

    Gintama Stamp Rally Information *Japanese only

    2. Special Gintama-designed Randen (tram; 嵐電)

    In partnership with the Keifuku Electric Railroad, a special Gintama-designed randen started running on its Arashiyama Line on May 27, 2017. This would definitely add extra excitement for fans participating in the stamp rally!

    The Gintama randen operates every Tuesday and Thursday and is parked at the Keifuku Arashiyama Station (嵐山駅) during weekends and holidays so that fans can enjoy more time and take commemorative photos in and out of the tram.

    Gintama Randen Information *Japanese only
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    3. Costume Rentals

    Inside the Toei Kyoto Studio Park, fans can also dress up as their choice of Gintama character. A dedicated staff will be there to assist you. Take the leap and transform yourself into Sakata Gintoki (坂田銀時), Kagura (神楽), or the Shinsengumi (新選組) guys! One person renting a costume costs 3,000 yen, but if you’ll be renting as a pair, it will only cost you 4,500 yen. The costume rental also comes with a wig and props to complete the experience!

    Gintama Costume Rental Information *Japanese only

    Toei Kyoto Studio Park Website
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    4. Souvenir Shops

    If you’re looking into bringing home some special Gintama goodies, you can drop by the RANDEN Bar (RANDENバル) along the Keifuku Arashiyama Station and the Character Shop inside the Toei Kyoto Studio Park. The above photo shows some of the goodies you can find in these Gintama souvenir shops. Prices go from 400 yen to 2,700 yen. You can visit the official Gintama website (Japanese only) for more information.

    RANDEN Bar Website
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    5. Film Set and Exhibits

    Fans can also experience the actual film set used for the production of the Gintama live action movie! It is currently on display at the Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Enter the Yorozuya Gin-chan (Odd Jobs Gin-chan Shop; 万事屋銀ちゃん) and take a peek into the everyday office used by the cast.

    In addition, it holds an exhibit of Gintama’s anime version, which comes with life-sized and chibi (小人; small) visuals of Sakata Gintoki, Shimura Shinpachi (志村新八), Kagura, Katsura Kotaro (桂小太郎), Elizabeth, Hijikata Toshiro (土方十四郎), Okita Sougo (沖田総悟), Takasugi Shinsuke (高杉晋助), and Kamui (神威).

    Gintama Film Set and Exhibits Information *Japanese only

    6. Gintama-themed Food and Drinks

    And what better way to end your Gintama adventure than to make your tummy happy? Try the legendary Gintama-inspired menus available at participating restaurants inside the Toei Kyoto Studio Park and at the RANDEN Bar near the Keifuku Arashiyama Station! Treat yourself with Elizabeth’s special udon, Katsura ramen, Sogo Okita-inspired pasta, or choose from the wide selection of Gintama-themed desserts and more!

    Gintama-themed Food and Drinks Information *Japanese only

    In honor of the event, a commemorative ticket (Japanese only), which comes with a special pass case, an entrance ticket to Toei Kyoto Studio Park, and a Keifuku Arashiyama Line free ticket, is also available for 3,500 yen. The special pass case comes in three character designs: Sakata Gintoki, Hijikata Toshiro, and Takasugi Shinsuke. To avail this commemorative ticket, you can make a reservation via this website (Japanese only), or you may purchase it at a FamiPort machine available inside FamilyMart branches nationwide. After completing the transaction, you may exchange the voucher at the Keifuku Shijo-Omiya Station (京福四条大宮駅), Arashiyama Station, or at Kitano-Hakubaicho Station (北野白梅町駅).

    So what are you waiting for? Head to Kyoto and grab the chance to experience the incredible world of Gintama with this limited event while you still can!

    Gintama Kyoto Bururun Taizaiki Event Website *Japanese only

    Would you like to stay in Kyoto? Check out all the hotels in the area here!

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