"Chofu,the movie city" and Tama River Course"

Since the establishment of a studio in the early Showa era (1926–1989), Chofu was developed as a “town of cinema.” It was once called “Oriental Hollywood,” and there remain many facilities and monuments related to movies.
This walking course provides a beautiful landscape that has also been used for shooting films.






Course information

(A) Keio Tamagawa Station


Keio Tamagawa Station is the closest station to Kadokawa Daiei Studio where the movie "Shall we Dance?"
The theme song is used for the train approaching melody.


(B) Keio Floral Garden Ange


The Keio Floral Garden Ange is a nature-rich European-style garden that presents a variety of aspects every season.

【Address】
4-38 Tamagawa, Chofu, Tokyo
【Opening Hours】
10:00~17:30 (March~September)
10:00~16:30 (Octorber~February)
【Charge】
Adult (over high school student) 500 yen (300 yen)
Child (elementary and junior high school students) 100 yen (60 yen)
( ) Rates are limited from January 4 to the end of February
※ Free for children under elementary school age
【Closed】
Every Wednesday (if Wednesday is a public holiday, the next day )
New Year (12/29~1/3)
※ Open daily in April, May and October
【Web】
https://www.guidoor.jp/en/places/11


(C) Local History Museum


The museum holds various events, such as permanent exhibits of the history of Chofu-city, rotating exhibits, and lectures.

【Address】
3-26-2 Kojimacho, Chofu, Tokyo
【Closed】
Monday (the next day if a holiday)
New Year's holiday
【Telephone】
042-481-7656
【Opening Hours】
9:00~16:00
【Web】
https://www.guidoor.jp/en/places/2758


(D) Monument of the Film Actors and Monument of the Chofu Movie Origin


The "Monument of movie actors" and the "Monument for the birthplace of Chofu film" are located in the "Tamagawa 5 chome children’s park" that was once a part of the site of Nikkatsu Tamagawa shooting studio.
"Monument for the birthplace of Chofu film", the purpose of the construction of this monument is engraved, which was to commemorate the history of the movie industry in Chofu and to promote the future industry.

【Address】
5-3 Tamagawa, Chofu, Tokyo
【Web】
https://www.guidoor.jp/en/places/13


(E) Kadokawa Daiei Studio


Many premier films in addition to special effects movies such as “Gamera,” “Daimajin (Stone Guardian),” or “Yokai Daisenso (The Great War of Ghosts)” were produced in this studio.

* No tour of the facility is provided.

【Address】
6-1-1 Tamagawa, Chofu, Tokyo
【Telephone】
042-482-1151
【Web】
https://www.guidoor.jp/en/places/2759


Nearby Spot ① Signboard "Tamagawa no watashi" and "Tamagawa no ikadanagashi"


The calm riverbed of the Tamagawa river provides a glimpse into a track of history.

【Address】
5-37 Tamagawa, Chofu, Tokyo
【Web】
https://www.guidoor.jp/en/places/2766


(F) Walkway with a Sculpture


There are 9 sculptures and one monument displayed on the 1-kilometer promenade.

【Address】
2 Somechi, Chofu, Tokyo
【Web】
https://www.guidoor.jp/en/places/2761


(G) Nikkatsu Chofu Studio


This studio is owned by Nikkatsu, a flm company with a history of over 100 years since its establishment in 1912.

【Address】
2-8-12 Somechi, Chofu, Tokyo
【Web】
https://www.guidoor.jp/en/places/2762


(H) Somechi Walkway with Murmuring Water


This is a walkway with a stream artificially created in the space sandwiched between remaining miscellaneous trees and roadside trees and plays a role as a relaxing place for citizens.

【Address】
7-13 Kokuryocho, Chofu, Tokyo
【Web】
https://www.guidoor.jp/en/places/2763


(I) Entertainment Art Library PAL


The library is a themed building that draws on their experience and know-how.

【Address】
Prestige 2 B-1, 1-30-3 Kokuryocho, Chofu, Tokyo
【Telephone】
042-487-5747
【Opening Hours】
10:00~17:00 (Last Admission 16:30)
【Closed】
Saturday / Sunday / Holiday
New Year's Holiday
※ Temporarily closed due to exhibition changes
【Charge】
Adults (including college students) 500 yen
Child student (elementary school / junior high school / high school student) 300 yen
【Web】
https://www.guidoor.jp/en/places/2792


(J) Kokuryo Station


Along the former Koshu Highway north of Kokuryo Station, there is Takatsu Decorative Arts Co., Ltd., which provides props and decorations used in movies and TV.

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