Shodoshima Island Nijushinohitomi Eigamura
History of the Japanese Cinema

History of the Japanese Cinema
and the World of Tsuboi Sakae’s Literature.
This site overlooks the Seto Inland Sea.
Here, nostalgia flows freely over time.


"This small village of 10,000 m2 is located approximately 700m inland from Tanoura Fishing Port on the east end of Shodo Island. The surroundings were used as an outdoor set for the filming of “Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes)” based on the book by Tsuboi Sakae, a representative author of Japan. Today, this village, overlooking the Seto Inland Sea, is often used for various projects, including TV commercials, dramas and films, and is known as a scenic filming location representing West Japan. In the village you can find a wooden school building, fishermen homes, flower fields which change with the seasons, many traditional, Japanese cultural objects, the TSUBOI SAKAE memorial museum, Japanese Cinema Gallery, “Kinema no Iori” which serves a school lunch set with old fashioned alumite tableware, and more. On April 21, 2016, the book café “Shoshikaifu-do” will open in the Gallery Shochikuza Movie Theater. The gallery also features Takamine Hideko, a great actress and writer, and a Drama×Cinema Section, where you can also enjoy the fascinating theatrical company, GEKIDAN☆SHINKANSEN. Movie fans should not miss visiting this site."

Appeal Appeal

"Scenes of nostalgia
since the Early Showa Period!"

"The scenery of the early Showa period is waiting for you. Shodo Island was used as the backdrop for “Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes).” The film's outdoor set has been preserved as is, and is now open to the public. The landscape of the early Showa period is accurately reproduced, including the private houses, a wooden school building, village streets, etc. Take a step into the village, and slip back into the nostalgic Showa era. "

"See! Eat! Shop!
Have Fun!"

"In addition to the cinema museum and galleries, there are souvenir stores and a noodle restaurant in the village. Enjoy a leisure walk around the village. Café Cinema Club offers a “School Lunch Set” (890 yen), which reproduces a school meal served of the day. Enjoy deep-fried buns and curry soup served with nostalgic aluminum tableware."

"Astounding Panel Art Work
54 M in Total Length!"

"The wall panel art work has an overall length of 54 m. The dominating presence of “Cinema Art Wall” is a popular and must-see spot. Famous moments of movie stars on the silver screen during the golden age of Japanese cinema are showcased.
Source of Photos: Shochiku Co., Ltd."

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List of Admission Fees

Individual Group
20 persons or more
Junior high school student or older
890 yen 800 yen
Elementary school student 450 yen 400 yen
Branch School in the Cape Adult
Junior high school student or older
350 yen 350 yen
Branch School in the Cape Elementary school student 180 yen 180 yen
Branch School in the Cape Ticket set
Junior high school student or older
1,000 yen 1,000 yen
Branch School in the Cape Ticket set
Elementary school student
500 yen 500 yen

Annual passport Adults/Elementary school students 1,800 yen (Valid for one year)
For junior/senior high school trip, please inquire.