Trip To Toho Studios

Toho Studio’s in Seijogakuenmae (on the Odakyu line) is Japan’s largest and most famous film studios and is famous for making TV programmes and films such as the Seven Samurai (one of the greatest and most influential Japanese films ever and the inspiration for the Magnificent Seven) and Godzilla and its many dreadful sequels. As I had a free afternoon last Friday I thought I would go and see the place to find out a little bit more about it and see what I could discover.

The studio’s aren’t exactly easy to find as they don’t feature on any maps in and around the station. I only had a postcode (157-8561) to go on and my instincts and when I did stumble upon it in Seijo 1-chome my expectations were pretty low in terms of being able to go in and have a nose about the place or even a tour. I anticpated pretty much nothing and that is exactly what I got!! Instead I had to just settle for a couple of photo’s outside the place which in some sad way I was content with as I had been very close to giving up on finding the place on a couple of occasions.

  

Update: The address is 1-4-1 Seijo, Setagaya-ku.

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A Leicester City fan teaching English in Japan
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16 Responses to Trip To Toho Studios

  1. miguel says:

    Can you tell me how you got their? I would like to see the studio when I go to Japan.
    Thanks

    • tokyofox says:

      thanks for your query Miguel but sadly I can’t really tell you any more than was in this post. The station name, area (1 chome) and zip-code were all mentioned. Its about a 15 minute walk. thats all I can really add. There is no tour or possibility of looking around the place (inside) unless you have power or contacts who work there. Good Luck

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  9. Interesting. And congrats on finding it. I haven’t thought of looking for that place myself. Though I’m interested in cinema and stuff. My closest meeting with Godzilla was in Nakano, in stores with collectable figurines 🙂

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