Toei Kyoto studio park

Yes! There is a studio park in Kyoto, where everything is built to look like from the Edo period!

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Well… maybe not everything… But most of it at least. They often record edo period movies here and it looks really cool! They also have some attractions like a ghost house, ninja maze, a samurai fighting show among other things.

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I even got to eat edo ramen. But it tasted like normal ramen.

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And I got to eat this super good shaved ice with mango! It was so good!

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One of the first things I noticed though were cosplayers. Lots of them! And all seemed to cosplay from the same anime. An anime, which I have never heard of. Later I found out that there apparently was some panel with either the voice actors or maybe creators of the show. I’m not sure which. But the fans seemed to have a lot of fun. Took pictures everywhere and so on. It was a really hot day though, so I found it hard to really be envious. The thought of having to wear a thick wig in the heat…

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There was a trick house, where they showed some of their tricks for movies and other fun treats.

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The samurai show.

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But the best thing was looking at the recreation of edo period buildings when the day was nearing its end. With most other visitors gone, it looked really cool!

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The red light district. The red “cages” is where the girls sat in order to lure in the costumers. There is a great movie about the prostitutes of the edo period called “Sakuran”.

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Oups! What is she doing in there?

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