“Warp Station Edo” is the location facility of Tsukuba Mirai City, Ibaraki Prefecture. If you enter the park where sets of historical dramas stand, you will be attacked by a feeling like a time slip. You can feel the feeling of jumping over the spacetime from the warring States era where samurai are likely to ride on horses to the Showa era with a nostalgic fragrance. There are many outdoor facilities that can accommodate a wide range of genres such as Nagaya, samurai residence, castle, etc. where common people live in the premises. Facilities are open to the public, and anyone can visit. It is frequently used as the site of on location shooting for period dramas, and if the luck is good you can also see the shooting site. “Warp Station Edo” is a valuable facility where filming of historical dramas can be done near the metropolitan area.
What is impressive in the facility is the wooden “Edo Ohashi Bridge” which draws a gentle arc. Because many movies are filmed around this bridge, there may be people who have seen it in dramas and movies. In addition to this bridge, there are other items reproducing the building of the Edo period.
There is also an area that imaged the Edo castle that Tokugawa Ieyasu built “Edo castle zone”. It is said that there were 36 places in Edo castle, “turret of approach” of the watch place, turret which stores weapons and watches far away has also been reproduced. The front gate “Otemon” is dignified as a symbol of Ieyasu’s authority.
Although it is a valuable facility that can meet the old culture of Japan like this, “Warp station Edo” is basically a filming facility, and its function as a tourist facility is not the focus. The bus operated by the city runs several times a day, but it is far from the bus stop to “Warp Station Edo”, so it is recommended to use a taxi.
The “Warp station Edo”, which has the open-air sets of the historical drama, is an eminent outdoor facility for a shooting place for a film in the country. It can set various historical backdrop not to mention the Edo era, wide times setting from the Warring States Period to Showa era.
Here, many picture works are shooted on the stage of the abundant scenery such as a moat and an arched bridge, a fort and a castle, a tenement-house or a Hatago (inns).
It consists of the Edo-jo Castle zone that you can enjoy the dynamic scenery like Ote-mon Gate, samurai residence, gate of a tenement-house style were united with a moat, and the Town zone of Edo that you can enjoy prosperity such as a big store town or Machiya around Nihonbashi, the Kaisen donya (wholesaler in port).
This place is opened to the public, and anyone can enjoy the atmosphere of the historical drama willingly. But it seems to have possibilities to limit a part of entrance and the traffic during photography.
In the cityscape reproduced very precisely, you can sense the Edo era that is the hometown of the Japanese heart.
|Name:||The Warp Station Edo|
|Adresse:||Minamiota 1176 Tsukubamirai-city, Ibaraki 300-2306 Japan|
|Access:||Tsukuba Express line "Miraidaira-eki Station” (10 minutes by car)|
|Price/Charge:||400 yen (Adult)
200 yen (Junior High School Students or Under)
Please refer the official web page.