The Ibaraki Prefecture Development Public Corporation has sold “Warp Station Edo” to NHK Enterprise for 113.4 million Yen (1.4 million USD).
Located in , Warp Station Edo is a park and film set used for many historical-period dramas and movies.
It was built by the Prefecture in 2000 at a cost of 3.2 billion Yen and was first operated by “Media Park Tsukuba” – a joint venture between the Prefecture and the former town of Ina. However, after just two years into the park operations, a total of 800 million Yen in debt was incurred. Operations were then handed over to Daishinto Group, and finally the Prefecture’s public corporation took over. The debts continued to grow so the Prefecture decided to sell.