Esashi-Fujiwara Heritage Park

Esashi-Fujiwara no Sato

Become part of the nobility of the Heian period at this huge historical theme park known as Michinoku Hollywood!

Across 20 hectares, the Esashi Fujiwara Heritage Park is lined with around 120 Heian-style buildings of different sizes, including the Kyaranogosho, a recreation of the shinden-zukuri buildings that were the residences of Heian aristocrats; the Tsunekiyo Hall and Kiyohira Hall, reproductions of samurai halls; and the Seicho, the government office that governed political affairs.

The buildings are faithfully reproduced based on research of the Heian Period (794-1185), making visitors feel as if they have stepped back in time and become Heian aristocrats.

This is the only Heian Period theme park in Japan. It is often used as a stage for filming movies and TV dramas, and has become known as "Michinoku Hollywood."

Visitors can enjoy various experiences such as dressing up in historical costumes and armor, archery and shell games.

Visitors can also enjoy taking photos at the popular house of tricks at Heian Hall (Trick Art Attraction) and stroll around the park using the Yokai (Ghost) Hunt AR app.

In spring and fall, special nighttime events include illuminations and projection mapping shows.

In late May, the wisteria trellis are in full bloom, and from mid-June to mid-July, viewing events for genji-botaru and heike-botaru fireflies are held.

Visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of each of the four seasons.

General Information

[Admission Fee]
Individuals: Adult: 1,000 yen; High school student: 800 yen; Elementary & middle school school student: 500 yen
*Half of the price above for disabled persons and those visiting for school events (an application in advance may be required, so please inquire)
Groups (10 or more people): Adult: 800 yen; High school student: 600 yen; Elementary & middle school school student: 400 yen

[Activity Menu]
●Formal junihitoe dress experience (22,000 yen; Reservations required)
●Sokutai dress experience 16,500 yen; Reservations required)
 Other costumes are also available including tsuboshozoku, and nyokan dress worn by aristocrats, and costumes for children.
●Heian Period meals (6,480 yen or 3,780 yen; Reservations required)

[Electric minibus]
The Yumehira-go bus runs inside the park
One-day pass: Junior high school students & older: 500 yen; Elementary school student: 200 yen; Preschool children: Free
*Winter suspension period: Dec. 1 through Mar. 31
*Weekends & holidays service (suspension due to weather), weekdays by reservation
Opening Times
*November to February: 9:30-16:00
*Admissions end 1 hour before closing
January 1
●By public transportation
Approx. 15 minutes by car from Mizusawaesashi Station (JR Tohoku Shinkansen)
Approx. 25 minutes by car from Mizusawa Station (JR Tohoku Main Line)

●By car
Approx. 15 minutes by car from Mizusawa Interchange (Tohoku Expressway)
Car Park
600 spaces & 8 large buses
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Reviews (TripAdvisor)
Quick course: approx. 50 min.
In-depth experience course: approx. 120 min.
[Disabled access ] Different courses are available. Free wheelchair rental (5 standard type wheelchairs).
[Meals] 180 seats in the restaurant and 500 seats in the hall for group use. Group menus are available.
[Souvenirs] Shops available


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