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Nikko Edo Wonderland
Situated in Nikko city in Tochigi, Nikko Edo Wonderland is a massive historic amusement park where you can see the culture and the life of Japan from the 17th century to the 19th century. The ancient city from those periods is reproduced, you can also participate in many experiences such as becoming a ninja or samurai. On top of that, you can also try Karakuri Ninja Maze and Haunted House. Children and adults will also enjoy many performance shows. Furthermore, you can walk around the park wearing costumes of samurai, lords or ninja.
- 470-2 Karakura, Nikko-shi, Tochigi
- Contact No.
- 22-min bus ride on Tobu Dial bus bound for Nikko Edo Wonderland from Kinugawa Onsen Station on Tobu line. Get off at Edo Wonderland stop
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Summer period (Mar 20-Nov 30): 9:00-17:00, Winter period (Dec 1-Mar 19): 9:30-16:00
Closed: Wednesday, Closed for maintenance from Dec 8- Dec 21
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 2.5 hours- half day
- Admission fee
- Adults (Junior high school student or older) 4,700 yen, Children (Elementary school student or older) 2,400 yen, Free for younger children
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Dress up in Edo style
Near the entrance, there is a place where you can dress up in Edo style. There are in total 20 types of costumes such as townspeople, ninja, farmer, samurai, lord, princess, etc (with extra rental fee). You will feel like living in Edo Wonderland as you walk in the Edo city with a costume from the same period.
Work Experience programs where you can try jobs from the Edo period
Inside the park, there are a variety of experience programs available. Elementary school students can try out the ninja experience, samurai swordsmen experience and okappiki police experience. Adults can also try many jobs of the Edo period, such as samurai and archery. You should definitely check them out!
Improve the skills of ninja in Ninja House!
Kai Kai Ninja House is a perfect spot to learn the art of ninja. In the strange house, you will loose the sense of up and down or direction. Try if you can go out without being lost. The big maze, Karakuri Ninja Maze, is also a popular spot for learning the art of ninja. If you can't find a way out, you might be able to find a secret way out!
Dynamic performance show
At theaters in the park, you can see many performance shows based on the Edo period. At Ninja Karasu Yashiki and Grand Ninja Theatre, you can see a ninja show. At Kita Machi Magistrates Office, you can see a humorous play. There are many other performances where you can observe life during the Edo period.
Mesmerizing Oiran Courtesan Procession
At Nihonbashi inside the park, Oiran Courtesan Procession takes place. It is a reproduction of a parade of oiran, who was the best courtesan during the Edo period. Oiran courtesan will walk on the streets of Edo, followed by servants. Why don't you take a picture of the beautifully-dressed oiran, walking elegantly as she crosses her legs.
Try out popular games of the Edo period
Inside the park, you can experience many games of the Edo period such as Shuriken or Archery. These games look easy, but it is not as simple as it seems. Even adults will end up playing seriously.
Visit the city of Edo on Yakatabune
It is very popular to visit Nikko Edo Wonderland by taking Yakatabune boat led by a boatman. You can enjoy various beautiful views that changes in different seasons. It is also amazing to see the technique of boatman who lead a boat using only one long stick.