The trail of Japanese movie stars and a Toei Kyoto Studio Park visit with a ride on a cute streetcar rattling along at the speed of 40km/h
Releasing one movie every three days, Kyoto was once a pivotal place for Japanese film makers. The studio is still active for making samurai dramas and others, which are enjoyed even today.
Kyoto is said to be the birth place of the Japanese movie, where the first film was watched in 1897. Later, one of the representing movie studios was also founded here in Kyoto more than 90 years ago and is still active. Like Japanese counterparts of John Wayne’s western or costume movies, Samurai movies such as Seven Samurai, The Unfettered Shogun, etc. are still loved by many Japanese. During the tour, Toei Kyoto Studio Park is also visited, and you might be able to encounter the shooting of samurai movies there. On the way to the studio park, you will ride on old street cars, which are still operating in the western part of Kyoto. After the tour, you can freely enjoy yourself inside the park.
|Date||November 8th, December 13th|
|Time||Tour: 09:30-11:30 (Reception:09:20)|
|Fee||2,500 yen with prior reservation and payment
Entry fee for studio park and street car fare are NOT included.
(Toei Kyoto Studio Park - adult: 2,400 yen, junior and high school students: 1,400 yen, elementary school students or younger: 1,200 yen)
|Meeting location||In front of ticket gate of Shijo Ohmiya Station of “Ran-den” streetcar|
|Remarks||No insurance for accidents or injury during the tour|