Eigamura The Japanese Hollywood

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    Located at Azumasa area of Kyoto, Eigamura the Japanese world for eiga (=movie), and mura (=village), was described by Karla Cripps, a CNN writer, as The Hollywood of Japan. The place has many other names among Japanese, such as Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (東映太秦映画村, or Kyoto Studio Park or simply the Movie Land.
    It was created to celebrate the film industry, but it goes far from that. The design aimed to give the visitors the idea how Kyoto used to be during Edo period. Aside the film set, there are theme parks, several museums, and also live shows of the most popular superheroes of the moment, which makes it an attractive place for kids. They will, certainly, love it more than the Temple, Shrine or Zen gardens. It is definitely a nice place for travels with kids.
    Ninja`s secret House, Toie Anime Museum, Haunted House, 3D 360 Theater, Constume Rental Shop, Costume Photo Shop, Ukiyo-e Woodcut Print Museum.

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    Events

    Ninja show, Samurai performance, Jindaigeki, behind the scenes, Guide park tour
    Terakoya, Oiran procession, Outdoor ninja training class, Superheros live show.
    it is possible to pass in Kyoto Studio, one day, passing from one universe to another.

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    Oiran procession

    Oiran procession

    Outdoor ninja training class

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    Superheroes live show

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    Open Hours

    It open daily from 9:00 to 17:00 (March to November) and from 9:30 to 16:30 (December to February). Longer hours during some holiday seasons. Admission ends one hour before closing time. Infrequent irregular closures for maintenance.

    Fees

    2200 yen for adults, though you can get in for half that if you come dressed in a kimono. (Some attractions require additional entrance fees). Tickets for under 3 year old is 1,100 yen, and above is 1,300yen.

    How to get there

    Toei Eigamura is about five minute walking from Uzumasa Station on the Keifuku Arashiyama Line (10 minutes, 200 yen from Shijo-Omiya or Arashiyama) or 15 minute walk from JR Hanazono Station (10 minutes, 200 yen from Kyoto Station).
    It can also be reached in about half an hour by Kyoto City bus 75 or Kyoto bus 71, 72 or 73 from Kyoto Station or by Kyoto City Bus 11 or 91 or Kyoto Bus 61, 63 or 64 from Shijo Street in central Kyoto.

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