In November, my friend (whose name, ironically, is Hiro) and I visited Toei Studios Movie Village Kyoto. Set in the small neighborhood of Uzumasa, this is an actual live movie set, and it's been featured in a number of well known television shows and films. A large number of samurai films are filmed in its backlot, which is designed to resemble Kyoto from the Edo Period. When filming isn't underway, the studio is set up as a museum which you can walk through.
The studio is particularly recognizable to tokusatsu fans. Any time there's a time travel sequence to ancient Japan, invariably there will be a scene shot in the familiar streets of the Toei Movie Village, Kyoto. This time was no different. Just a few days prior, filming took place for the upcoming Go-Busters vs. Gokaiger film. Parts of the studio were still blocked off, and the scaffolding was still up. Nevertheless, I was able to get a few shots of the aftermath of the filming without being chased off.
The regular exhibits at the Movie Village are interesting enough, but what tokusatsu fans will really find interesting is the tokusatsu museum. That's right: there's a museum. In the Super Hero Land area, you'll be able to find a collection of Super Sentai suits from GoRanger all the way to the most recent series, as well as most every Kamen Rider suit dating from Kuuga to the most recent series (some of the alternate Rider suits aren't there). You can even find a few monster, mecha, and Metal Hero suits! A number of vehicles can also be found. So with no further ado, here is a taste of what you can experience if you too visit Super Hero Land at the Kyoto Movie Village Uzumasa.