Meet Samurai at Uzumasa Theme Park

by Tatsuhiro

What is Uzumasa Theme Park ? 

  You can experience a "time travel" to and enjoy the atmosphere of the Edo period (1603-1867) of Japan in this theme park, otherwise known as the "Hollywood of Japan". There are many houses and structures mostly made of wood that were in use in Japan`s feudal ages: ordinary houses, "Ninjya" house, haunted house, sake merchant`s shop, old-fashioned restaurants, and so on. Samurai walk on the streets and there are "chambara" performances in which a couple of Samurai fight with a mock sword against each other.

 Other buildings and facilities include Nakamura-za Theater, Movie Culture Hall, Uzumasa Trick Art Hall, Nihon-bashi Bridge, Maze Hall, and so on.

What you can enjoy

  You can enjoy seeing buildings and structures that appeared or may appear in the future Japanese Samurai movies and TV dramas and also take part in "chambara". You can immerse yourself in the Edo period atmosphere. You can imagine how the Edo era was like. It may be fun to talk to "Samurai" in a formal attire who stand at the entrances of some of the buildings. You can spend a good part of your day just strolling on the unpaved streets in the compound, while being amazed at how minutely Japan`s former period is reproduced. To see is to believe. Just visit the place.

Eating places

 You have no worries in eating. Just go through the entrance and you can find a huge restaurant which serves almost any kind of cuisine: Japanese, Chinese or French. There are also smaller restaurants in the precincts where you can have whatever food you like. 

How much does the tour cost ?

 The entrance fee is 2,200 yen.

 Tour of Toei Uzumasa Studio Park is here

  


08 Jul 2015


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It took me some 20 years to be qualified for this job and I feel honored for being able to help tourists from abroad understand our nation and culture. Japan is a beautiful country with a long history, tradition and rich cultural heritages, having various features in each of the four distinct seasons. Although there are now many visitors from abroad, mainly from Asian countries, they are mostly interested in shopping taking advantage of cheaper yen rather than understanding our people and culture. Kyoto and Nara are the two cities best known by foreign tourists, but not all the aspects of Japanese culture are concentrated there. If you visit the countryside other than these two cities, you will never fail to see the beautiful natural surroundings and people who will warmly welcome you. I wish to work as the bridge between Japanese people and tourists from all over the world. read more


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