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One of the hottest trends in Japan these days is Cosplay (or Costume Play)
inspired by the hugely popular Anime and Manga of Japan. Participants dress like specific characters and then join with a group of enthusiasts, all in costume, where they are encouraged to strut their stuff, completely in character.
At the Hotel Granvia Kyoto we are thrilled to offer our guests the chance to become a Ninja for a day. In full Ninja costume, guests will have their photos taken at the famed Toei Kyoto Studio Park, the popular Nijo Castle and at several points in the city. Dressed in your Ninja garb, you’ll be taken through a downtown shopping mall where you can shop or just enjoy your ‘stardom’ as you make your way to the other main event of the day, a dinner at the newly opened, trendy Ninja Restaurant.
The hotel will prepare and arrange everything for you including your costume, private transportation with an English-speaking driver, a professional photographer, and your meal at the restaurant. It’s a totally unique experience that we will be happy to arrange completely for you.
Put on your Ninja costume in your room. (*The Ninja costume will be given to you upon check-in.)
Meet the driver & photographer at the hotel lobby and depart.
Arrive at Nijo Castle, once the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogun. Enjoy the castle with its beautiful garden and have your photos taken in any number of ‘perfect’ spots.
Depart Nijo Castle.
Arrive at Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Enjoy having photos taken, seeing the famous Ninja Show or Samurai Show, attractions, shopping etc. Since this is a real movie studio used for shooting Jidaigeki samurai movies, you may witness some movies being shot.
Depart Toei Kyoto Studio Park.
Arrive at the Restaurant Ninja Kyoto. This trendy Ninja theme restaurant also has a thrilling labyrinth and Ninja shop, which you can enjoy before dining. Your driver leaves once he drops you off.
This exclusive tour starts from JPY46,000 per person (based on two persons touring together) and includes the following:
Additional Tour Options at Toei Kyoto Studio Park:
The studio also offers original rental costumes for customers. Become a Shogun, Princess, Geisha or one of many other Japanese characters. You will have the benefit of being made up by a professional make-up artist. With elaborate costumes, makeup and wigs, you too can look like a real Japanese movie star. Thanks to the skill of a professional image editor, your photos will look very authentic! Additional costume rentals start at JPY8,640; and each photo shot (H216mm x W165mm) costs JPY3,200~
*Advance booking is required.
*Make-up and dressing normally takes about one hour.
*Children must be at least 110cm tall. Adult may be up to 200cm tall.