Tenshi no Sato (aka “Angel’s Den”) is the heaven for Volks doll owners (website). Located in Kyoto a short walk away from the JR Saga-Arashiyama station, it is a facility dedicated for allowing doll owners and their dolls to com and relax (and take pictures of course).
The building consists of five floors: basement with a shop, main floor with multiple photo-ready sets, two floors of Super Dollfie museums, and a fourth observatory deck. There’s also a cafe (closed when we went) as well as a beautiful Japanese garden surrounding the building.
Reservations must be made in advance through their website. Being foreigners, you must book a reservation through email and show up with your passport. There were a few staff who spoke English, however, so it wasn’t too bad.
I took a lot of pictures of the place in my previous blog post: http://myfigurecollection.net/blog/9541. Prior to visiting, I had just become an owner of a brand new Dollfie Dream (Aoi V2) and a DDH-07 head, both meant to eventually be part of my custom Arcueid DD project. Wanting to have something to photograph for Tenshi no Sato, however, I scrapped together a maid outfit set for her and a blonde wig. The result is this series of photos. This was my first time photographing a doll, so please excuse the crappy quality orz.