Transforming yourself into an Edo Character- Edo Wonderland in Nikko, Japan
Updated: Jan 15
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Edo Wonderland is a unique cultural theme park that is set in the context of the Edo period (1600s to 1800s). The park is divided into 5 sections: ninja village, merchant quarter, samurai mansion. The park consists of a beautiful quaint village quietly nestled in the stunning and picturesque mountains in Nikko. The park is located about 2.5 hours north of Tokyo. You can find theaters, exhibits, and interactive experiences at this magnificent park, the inn town, and main road.
You can step back to the 17th century and transform yourself into a samurai, lord, ninja, policeman, or princess by dressing up as one of the characters. Walking around the park wearing this costume is a powerful experience as Japanese humbly bow to you. You can experience the excitement of having photos made with villagers, ninjas, and others at the park.
Ninja Karasu Goten
Minami Machi Magistrates Office
Cultural movie theater
Sasayama Geta and Umbrella Shop
Edo Work Experience for Kids
Yamaroku Travel Goods
Kago Palanquin Stand
Golden Tea Room
Home of Segumi Fire Chief Masagoro
Edo Town Fire Fighters Museum
Ninja Training Hall
Ninja Karakuri Mansion
Ninja Shikake Mechanical Maze
Sharetei Style of Edo Firefighters Exhibit
Kanuchi Swordsmith Exhibit
Aizome Indigo Experience
Suri Woodblock Print Experience
Senbei Cracker Experience
Edo Life Culture Museum
Samurai Training Institute
Yaba Archery Dojo
Yakata Boat Cruise
Nombei Beer Garden
Karakuri Photo Studio
Edo Wonderland offers two passes: One Day and Afternoon Passes
One Day Pass- Adults- ¥ 4,700; Children- ¥ 2,400
Afternoon Pass- Adults- ¥ 4,100; Children- ¥ 2,100
Summer: March 20 to November 30- 9 A.M. to 5 PM
Winter: December 1 to March 19- 9:30 A.M. to 4 PM
Directions by car
If you are traveling from the Utsunomiya Interchange on the Tohoku highway, take the Nikko Utsunomiya Toll Road until you reach the Imaichi Interchange (exit for Imaichi and Kinugawa Onsen areas), and proceed straight on national route 121 towards Kinugawa Onsen (approximately 15 minutes from Imaiachi interchange).
Directions by train
If you are traveling by train, I recommend you take the Tobu Kinugawa Line from Tobu Asakusa station. Once at the station, you will exit at Kinugawa Onsen station. If you are traveling from Omiya, Shinjuku, or Ikebukuro, you can take the limited express “Kinugawa” or “Spacia Kinugawa” and exit at Kinugawa Onsen station. You can take a 10 minute taxi ride or 15 minute bus ride to Edomura is 15 minutes from the station.
You can take a bus from JR Nikko station to Edo Wonderland. Check out the bus schedule.
Address: 1201-1, Mitsu, Futamicho, Ise City Mie Prefecture 519-0603
Contact Number: 0596-43-2300