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Private Dinner with a Geisha
"This experience is a guided tour with a private dinner with one maiko. This is a truly private and authentic party arrangement with a privately arranged maiko for approximately two hours. This includes a guided tour and Japanese dinner course. You may choose from two options: a half Kaiseki course option in a room with others or a full Kaiseki cour or Kaiseki ryouri is a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner that came about originally when monks would ward off hunger with warm stones. Due to the half Kaiseki option being in a room shared with others voices from neighboring tables may be overheard. But there will still be one maiko with her undivided attention to the room.For the full Kaiseki course at the Japanese restaurant’s private room there will be one maiko there specifically for your room.Both half and full Kaiseki meal options will meet at 5pm at the Minamiza theater and will go on a guided tour of the geiko and maiko district. Then at around 6pm
From JPY16,000.00
 
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour
"The tour starts at 9am from the Hotel Granvia Kyoto in the JR Kyoto Station building. You are requested to select one of two different courses Northwest-bound course or the Southeast-bound course. The Northwest-bound course visits the Bamboo Grove the Rock Garden (Ryoanji Temple) the Golden Pavilion and the Nijo Castle or the Nishiki Market. The Southeast-bound course visits the Sake Brewery the Fushimi Inari Taisha the Sanjusangendo Temple the Kiyomizudera Temple and the Ninenzaka or Sannenzaka Slope.Tour ends at 4pm near the Gion area
From JPY10,000.00
 
"Kyoto Morning Tour: Kyoto Imperial Palace
"Kyoto Imperial Palace Golden PavilionNijo Castle""Kyoto Morning Tour: Kyoto Imperial Palace Golden Pavilion Nijo Castle""After pickup from the Kyoto New Miyako Hotel or your selected hotel in Kyoto
From JPY6,400.00

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Toei Movie Land

A film-culture hall with a western-style, academic appearance is a genuine museum of Japanese cinema. Here you can review the careers of the great actors, actresses and directors of Japanese cinema, and trace the history of Japanese film through clips and photos.

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sunnywong
Apr 04, 2011

Toei Movie Village

The Toei Movie Village is where many television shows and movie scenes are filmed. You may even see a show being filmed when you come. When I went, I got to see one of the Japanese actors that was in The Last Samurai! The park also features costumes and sets from some of Japan's most famous shows. If you are unfamiliar with Japanese films and tv series, you probably won't appreciate these as much as the Japanese. They also have performances and demonstrations that you watch.

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Rabbityama
Jul 18, 2010

Edo-Tokyo (in Kyoto)

Perhaps not the main reason anyone would travel to Kyoto, but still a very entertaining and enjoyable opportunity for those visiting - especially if you have kids who are becoming quite sick of temples and shrines. It is the Toei Uzumasa Eiga Mura (or "Movieland") and it is a Studio Theme Park (Japan Style!). Visitors are given the opportunity to step back in time and experience Edo-era Japan, at this working set of one of the nation's major film studios. Spend the day strolling through the themed village with different attractions and shows, and view the studios and sets where many period films are made. One can even take costume and become a Samurai or Geisha! (The best part is you can walk around the park IN costume - my friend did this and turned many heads!)

The admission is relatively inexpensive, compared to other parks like DisneyLand/Sea and USJ, and you will be able to find something to keep everyone interested! And for those game enough, the 'Obake yashiki' (Haunted House) will frighten even the most fearsome samurai - I kid you not! And if you don't believe me, go see for yourself...

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james_michael
Jun 22, 2008

Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (Kyoto Studio Park)

Toei is one of Japan's most famous and oldest movie companies, best known for their production of samurai and superhero TV series and movies. Visitors here can see a combined theme park/museum with reconstructions of historic buildings from the Edo period as wells as various performances such as a Ninja fight. You may even see a real TV production taking place. The musuem will probably be of less interest to gaijin visitors but seems to give a quite comprehensive history of the movie business in Japan. It was quite fun to see the costumes of the 'Super Sentai' characters from a famous Japanese superhero show, adapted in the West as the 'Power Rangers'.

A good day out and a much needed respite for anybody who is feeling temple fatigue in Kyoto.

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May 05, 2007
 
 
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Toei Movie Land

An interesting place to visit in Japan is the Toei Movie Land, located in Kyoto. In this "movie" park, numerous movies and over 200 television dramas are filmed every year. I watched a Ninja swordfight at the movie land's outdoor set, while afterwards several spectators were allowed to partake in a "swordfight" with the actors. You can step into the simulation theater to watch images on the screen (as your seat shakes and rattles with each exciting moment!), and also roam the many shops and streets inside this "mini-town" that truly is unique to Japan! Each time I watch a Godzilla movie, I now recognize and notice part of the Toei Movie Land set!

Jabberjenn
Mar 24, 2004

Toei Movie Land

This is a small themepark with lots of little Japanese rooms. (which are used as a film set). When they are not being used for filming visitors can explore through them. When we were there there was only one advertisement being shot and the rest of the place was free to explore.
They were filming a mobile phone commercials with lots of extra's all in japanese costume.
There is a ghost house here and shops as well.
If you like Japanese architecture you will probably like this.

This is me with one of the actors out of the commercial. If you ask them nicely they might let you have a photo with them.

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Aug 24, 2002

Toei Movie Land

When you are at Toei Movie Land, don't miss to take pictures with one or two acters in Edo period costume.

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Things to Do Near Kyoto

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Kyoto Aquarium

The Kyoto Aquarium opened on March 14, 2012 making it one of the city's newest attractions. It features exhibits of Kyoto's aquatic fish, Japan's giant salamanders, seals, penguins, crabs, and a...
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Museum of Kyoto

This small museum set in a Meji era building highlites the history of Kyoto along with hosting special exhibits. The museum is not worth going out of your way for but is worth a visit if you are in...
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Shosei-en Garden

Shosei-en was created in 1653 by a priest from Higashi Honganji Temple and belonged to the temple and was used as a detached residence. It was originally quite vast, extending all the way to the...
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Kyoto International Manga Museum

This museum houses a collection of manga (comic books) not only by Japanese authors/illustrators but international artists as well. Found TinTin comic books in French too! A good opportunity for kids...
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Kaleidoscope Museum

The Kyoto Kaleidoscope Museum is a small but fun museum, especially if you have kids. Explanations are in English and Japanese, although most of the kaleidoscopes are easy to try on your own. There...
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Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market is a traditional shopping street in Central Kyoto, that has been here for centuries. It is said that the first shop here opened in 1311, and the area became a fish market in the 16th...
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