『Costume Rental Shop』
With the help of our professional make-up artists, hair stylists and costume designers, transform into a character, then, take an hour-long stroll around Toei Kyoto Studio Park in full costume! Options include princess, geisha, or any one of the 40 different costumes. In addition, there is the option to have your picture taken by a professional photographer.
This space is primarily used on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays, for super hero shows, such as Super Sentai and Kamen Rider, as well as talk shows, and live shows, etc.
It is said, the Toei Castle Otemon is considered a symbol of the Studio Park. It is usually used as an entrance for groups, but during shooting it is a grand open set. This castle gate is modeled after the Otemon of Nijo Castle.
Tightrope Crossing Ninja
Since its debut in 1977, this famous Studio Park robot ninja has worked continuously everyday without rest. Just once a year, it changes into a new outfit.
Watch Tower Rest Area
This is a free rest area. You can use this space to eat your lunch and snacks, to take a break, or use this location as a meeting place. There is also a barrier-free room usable for wheelchair-bound guests.
Flim Set Viewing Area
One of the gates inside a samurai residence during the Edo period. It was called, Nagayamon Gate, because both sides of it connected to the buildings with the rooms of the servants. In the present day, it is displayed in the “Shinsengumi” military station.
The two small bridges over the canal, flanked with willow leaves by the side are reflected on the surface of the water, recalling the atmosphere of old Edo downtown.
At the time, the city of Edo reached a population of one million and was bigger than London, which had a well-developed canal system and a thriving shipping industry. Large storehouses were also built along the canal. Looking back to that time period, this river bank was recreated as a set.
Nakamuraza Theater was one of the three Edo Kabuki theaters founded in 1624. The theater called Kabuki was always being staged and was popular among the Edo people.
At the end of the Edo period, Ikedaya was the stage of the "Ikedaya Incident", in which the Shogunate police attacked the rebel members of Sonnojoi, during their congregation at a Ryokan in Sanjo. "Falling down the stairs of Ikedaya" is a famous scene in period dramas.
As a self-defense firefighting organization in the town of Edo, the town magistrate Ooka Tadasuke organized 47 groups for fire protection. This was one of the firefighting groups.
During the Edo period, commerce developed greatly, and many founded large stores in the center of the city, which took the name of "Oodana" (large shop). Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Daimaru Department Store were founded at that time as well. This is a familiar scenery in period dramas.
Textile Wholesale Shops
It was a store that handled silk textiles, but not raw materials such as hemp or cotton. Many stores had their head shop in Kyoto and had an Edo store as well. Because silk textiles mainly targeted the customers from upper class, they were mainly limited to the prestigious merchants.
Wood Wholesale Shops
Fires were quite common in the lives of the Edo people. The timber merchants were privileged merchants in Edo as well. This is because just as people say: "fires and fistfights are the flowers of Edo".
The Chemist's Shop
They would discover the effects from various herbs, then dispense and sell them as medicine.
Lighting up the whole Edo period was based on using kerosene and candlesticks. The owner of shops handling expensive lighting goods were privileged merchants as well.
Hairdressing for Women
The beauty salons in Edo were places where women had their hair fixed. There were mirrors placed inside.
*The facility is unavailable right now.
In the pub street of Shitamachi, there were restaurants, snack bars and even archery fields.
It was the longest among all Edo streets. This place is now often used to shoot historical dramas. On both sides are many norens (traditional Japanese fabric dividers) of teahouses, rice and grain wholesale shops, etc., recreating the atmosphere of Edo city.
Zenigata Heiji’s Home
This building is a reproduction of Zenigata Heiji’s Home, from the popular TV drama series, “Zenigata Heiji”. As a policeman and person of influence, he worked hard to provide peace and security to the town.
When it comes to modern style, it is the Edo coffee shop. You can relax on the wooden bench outside the store, while enjoying tea and Japanese sweet dumplings.
In the Edo period, citizens went to the bathhouses after a day of work or play. It was a place for social interaction among ordinary people.
Nihonbashi Bridge, the center of Oedo, was the starting point of five streets. In many period dramas, this bridge is often used to represent the Nihonbashi Bridge, however depending on the TV show it can be used to represent other bridges as well.
This was an old inn town in the countryside during the Edo period. The waterwheel is for making rice and the palanquin shows an old countryside atmosphere.
A reproduction of an Edo period farmhouse. Inside, there is a fireplace and a kitchen stove.
During the Edo period, a Hatagosuji street was the street where hotels from all over the region would gather. It is often used to shoot historical dramas about traveling in rural areas.
A well-known place for night entertainment during Edo period. It flourished as one of Edo's night entertainment places, with 2,000 to 3,000 entertainers. It continued into the Showa period as well.
Nagaya houses were rented houses of civilians and were built on the back alley of the avenues. In period dramas, there are scenes in which the civilians' wives chat with each other while washing things at the well.
It was a primary school for children during the Edo period, with elite teachers from various positions, such as monks, ronins or retired professors. It is said that Japan had the highest literacy rate in the world at that time.
Here, Aizen Myoo is enshrined as “Aizen-san”, who is the god of fulfillment of love. It protects the women that work in the night entertainment business.
In 1862, at the end of the Edo period, the modernist, Satsuma Hanshi was visiting Teradaya to put an end to the Shogun plotting a revolt. They were visited by the Kobu Gattai supporter Shimazu Hisamitsu and his clan, and the confrontation exploded in an incident involving many casualties. This was called the Teradaya incident.
The style of the Meiji period revives in this street through its buildings and colorful signboards. Other spots are the Chinchin Train, the Meiji Police Office, and the Rickshaw. You'll find an atmosphere completely different from Edo Town.
It reproduces the N train Model, which ran in Kyoto city for the first time in Japan. Take pictures of your children in this popular spot.
Meiji Police Office
Made by imitating the police box stations from the Meiji period. Here are some reproductions of rare items, such as telephones, lanterns and armors.
Rickshaws were the classic vehicles used during the Meiji period. It is a popular souvenir photo spot.
Good Fortune Daimyojin
Built as the Studio Park divinity, it commemorates the airing of the movie, “Tsukigami” in 2007. Its face is shown to visitors from the rocky mountain where it lives, every 15 minutes, bringing a feeling of happiness and luck to those who witness it.
Ninja Costume Rental Shop
Children can dress up as a ninja at our ninja costume rental shop, where they can enjoy spending the day being a ninja.