Shonai Open Set

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Shonai Open Set (庄内オープンセット) is the out side movie sets located in Yamagata Prefecture. There are many famous movies, such as Oshin, Okuribito and Zatoichi that were shot in this place, and most of them are preserved and opened for public. In the field of surrounding mountains, there are towns of old Samurai Town. You can enjoy great time traveling.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.
Admission: 1300 yen for adult, 900 yen for elementery school, kids free.
There is a group discount.
Time: Apr. to Sep. 9:00 to 17:00 (Last entery 16:00), Oct.& Nov. to 16:00 (Last entery 15:00)
Closed: From the end of November to April.
There is a loop bus in the studio.

Need a car.
at Sakata Station.
Drive route 7south to 47 to Hagurosan.
346 south to Open set.


周围的地图 Shonai Open Set


Open Set is the outside movie set located in Yamagata. It is one of the largest outside movie set in Japan. There are many famous movies especially Samurai movies are shot in this set.

The list of the Movies and Drama
Rurouni Kenshin
13 Ronins
Zato Ichi the last

Mountain village zone
There are traditional Houses of the mountain village.
Oshin, Zatoichi the last.

Post Town Village
Edo style Post town with 40 hotels and bars. You can feel time traveling in Edo period.
13 Ronin, Ruroni Kenshin.

Otemon Sengoku Zone
There is the castle gate of Sengoku Period.
Furinkazan, Go, Tenchijin.

Farmer Village Zone
There are rice fields and farmers houses of old time.
Oshin. Zatoichi the last.

Fisher Village Zone
Japanese old time fisher village zone. There are many merchant house, samurai house and all inds of hotels and bars. At the merchant house, there is free costume rental for photo shooting.
Ruroni Kenshin, Zatoichi the last.

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