Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura
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Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Japanese cultural theme park, showcasing traditional Edo period culture (1603 - 1868), set in the mountains of Nikko. Popular attractions include, Ninja show, Oiran parade, Samurai sword experience, Traditional archery experience, dressing as up as Edo characters such as samurai, princess, lord and more.. Many live performances, workshops, Kimono rental, Edo cuisine, fun activities, and educational exhibits for all ages. Free shuttle bus operating from Toshogu Shrine and JR Nikko station to Edo Wonderland, see following link for schedule. http://edowonderland.net/en/access/access.html#bus Tobu bus company running regular service from Kinugawa Onsen Station to Edo Wonderland. Edo Wonderland Tickets Adult (13yo and over) ¥4700 Child (6yo - 12yo) ¥2400 Children 5yo and under FREE Tickets include access to all performances, exhibits and free experiences, kimono rental, material cost experiences, and prize games charged seperately.
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  • Momashi
    Montpellier, France37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical Theme Park for families
    Nice historical theme park. We arrived at 2pm and things were already slowing down. Best to go earlier when you can participate in more of the hands-on activities (block painting, arrow shooing, Geisha makeup, mask painting). We enjoyed the Ninja show and activity.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 9, 2023
  • RonanD_BR
    Brasilia, DF304 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice experience
    Very nice place. You can spend the entire day there watching the shows and walking in the park. There are places to eat there too. It's not necessary to spend the entire day there, about 4 hours are ok. There is free transportation from there to Nikko's center.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written December 11, 2023
  • Anita
    Basingstoke, United Kingdom20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit for both Adults and kids.
    Amazing place with lots to see and do for Adults and kids. Dressed up in a Kimono which was a wonderful experience. So many other outfits to choose from. The Ninja show was great and I really enjoyed the parade (which had to be inside due to the strong winds).
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 21, 2024
  • Ana Karina
    Holly Springs, North Carolina9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Family fun
    Great time with the family. Kids had fun dressing up and walking around town like a local. Great place for photo shoots without a million tourists around waiting for a spot to take pictures. Food wasn’t that great but good enough.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 16, 2024
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Anita
Basingstoke, UK20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Amazing place with lots to see and do for Adults and kids. Dressed up in a Kimono which was a wonderful experience. So many other outfits to choose from. The Ninja show was great and I really enjoyed the parade (which had to be inside due to the strong winds).
Written March 21, 2024
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angelap442018
65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
This place has a lot of instagrammable photo spots. Several shows you can watch for free and a Oiran procession that's interesting. All shows are in Japanese, so unless you understand, you just have to guess by their gestures what's going on. Best show is the Ninja show at the beginning of the village.
Written February 15, 2023
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RonanD_BR
Brasilia, DF304 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Very nice place. You can spend the entire day there watching the shows and walking in the park. There are places to eat there too. It's not necessary to spend the entire day there, about 4 hours are ok. There is free transportation from there to Nikko's center.
Written December 11, 2023
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Ana Karina
Holly Springs, NC9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Great time with the family. Kids had fun dressing up and walking around town like a local. Great place for photo shoots without a million tourists around waiting for a spot to take pictures. Food wasn’t that great but good enough.
Written April 17, 2024
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encik_Sama
Singapore, Singapore475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Distance from tokyo to Tochigi Prefecture, Nikko City about at least 2 hours by train.
They reconstruct alot of edo building about 50% is outdoor activities . Mostly time fly very fast and you will rush from one place to another place. Before visit the place do check on local weather report.

They cease operation around 16oohrs. And you also need to catch the train back to TOYKO , DO plan properly especially your time.

(Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura / 日光江户村)

How to go there:
- Please CATCH earlier train . We took 9 plus train and reach there almost 12 noon.
- Starting station: Asakusa Station (浅草駅 Asakusa-eki)
- Destination station is : Kinugawaonsen Station (鬼怒川温泉駅)
- Train operator is Tobu Railway . Only two option which is express or rapid.
- Bring your passport along and purchase the ticket at Asakusa Station building ( tourist information centre ). Train ticket , bus ticket and themepark admission ticket is available.
- I did a review in trip advisor . Do refer for reference .
- Please remember to read the train service information . ( IT IS A MUST otherwise you will miss your last train )

Reached (Kinugawaonsen Station 鬼怒川温泉駅):
- Board the bus at bus stop number 3. The bus does indicated 日光江户村.
- show your bus ticket / voucher to bus driver .
- Bus schedule do refer given by tourist information centre.
- Duration about 15 mins
- Dont lost the bus ticket / voucher .
- Alternative you can take the taxi / cab . It seems about 1000 yen .

Exchange the admission ticket :
- DO exchange the ticket at counter office .
- The staff will issue you edo wonderland theme park ticket and brochure . English explanation is available
- They will also issue you that day schedule in english . Please READ it and plan your visit of building . Some performance will cancel / reschedule due to weather . Time is very precious .

Food
- Usually you dont have time for proper meal . Because the performance and game occupy most of your time.

Souvenirs:
- One main souvenir main located near the main gate
- There are some small souvenir shop located inside . some items not available outside the main souvenir shop.

Small Game store ( additional fee is required):
- Archery store:
- Hahhaha the staff almost vomit blood because students (both of us) cant handle the bow and arrow . It is not easy to operate it . It look simple infact it is not easy.

- shuriken Store :
- we didnt play at here but we did experience at osaka . Not easy to throw it.

- Buy the ticket at ticket dispense machine which located inside respective game store .

What to play:

Kai Kai Ninja House (it is a must to visit)
- Required alot of physical and flexible body . ( if you have physical or health issue please dont play ) . This game need to climb up and down. Plus your body must be flexible to pass the obstacle .
- Last time, we visited osaka and visit ninja village. But this game really challenge and you need to think . Lucky we went through similar training at Osaka.
- Want to experience how ninja sneak inside the building . TRY THIS.
- Additional Fee is not required
- Dont carry big bag with you. i was help my partner carry her ladies bag and ........
- You need to think how to open and overcome the obstacle
- Locker service is available near main entrance of edo wonderland theme park .
- Hahah , I thought i am back to Obstacle Course Training during my tour of duties.

Karakuri Ninja Maze:
- it is a must to visit
- Last time we went through similar game at osaka . So this is easy for us .
- You need to enter a cave which is dark than you will reach a open space. MAZE begin and you need to figure out how to escape ( exit from same cave) .
- TIPS : Try to push / pull / turn / slide the fence . Dont panic you will find your way out.
- Additional Fee is not required
- I took about 10min complete the game .

Jigoku Temple:
- Sound scary it fact not really. No staff in costume to scare you
- Duration less than 5mins.
- Additional Fee is not required

The Grand Ninja Theatre:
- It is must to visit
- Refer to schedule
- Staff will issue you piece of paper. Please dont use it to rub your nose. If you like performance , place money inside the paper. wrap it and throw to the stage . Do it after the show over .
- NO Photo / VIDEO is allow
- During the show . Theater light will off it and is completely dark
- Duration about 15 min and late comer is not allow to enter.
- REMAIN silent all the time otherwise you are disturb other
- Dont eat and drink .

Nyan-mage Theatre:
- Theater show
- Can enter and exit anytime
- Duration about 15mins
- In Japanese language .

Oiran Courtesan Procession:
- Duration about 15mins
- That time, weather is bad and procession moved into indoor . refer to schedule .

Minami Machi Magistrates Office:
- refer to schedule
- Duration about 15mins . Can enter and exit anytime
- Drama show in the theater and speak in japanese .
- Outside the theater got a reconstruct jail .

Toilet and smoking area:
- Toilet is not easy to locate . refer to map.
- Smoke in designated area . refer to map.

Locker service:
- Is available near main entrance of edo wonderland theme park

Weather:
- Please check local weather before go there
- Bad weather such as rain can cause outdoor floor slippery especially those bridge ( Nihon bridge)
- Alot of outdoor game such as ride is not available

Additional Fee:
- Some game or ride need to pay additional fee.
Written February 28, 2017
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Tara v
Avon, CO9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Family
We were so excited about Edo Wonderland. I'd read the reviews, looked at the site, and our 13 year old son was thrilled about seeing Ninja performances. Instead the Ninja demonstration was cheesy, using plastic weapons with electronic clashing sounds coming through speakers.

The other performances, which I'm sure are meaningful to Japanese people from a historical perspective, seemed like a lot of fluff and little substance. We watched a water show and a shadow puppet show, and were bored at both. Again, I do not mean to mock the Japanese culture or traditions, I just didn't feel that the other reviews were accurate when saying there was a great deal of important historical activities which translated well for foreigners.

The period architecture was interesting, though some seemed contrived, and we thought there would be more in the way of demonstrations and things to do. It was much too costly and I would not recommend it to people who do not speak Japanese. It did not at all live up to the hype.
Written May 23, 2012
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Marwan A
4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Family
Hey guys,

Am planning to travel to Tokyo and i will stay in Japan for 12 days, i will arrive in Osaka for 3 days during my stay i will go one day to kyoto and 2 days staying city osaka
Then i will take the bullet train to travel to tokyo to stay for 7 days during my stay.
I will have one trip to edo wonderland
And one day to mt fuji lake kawaguchi just to see the mountain from distance. And the rest days i will stay in tokyo for city sightseeings.

My question is it worth it to buy the JR pass 7 days for my journey or i depends on buying their public transport for my journey

Am waiting dor ur advice
Written September 15, 2018
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Ging L
Bangkok13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
During our stay in Japan, we used JR Tokyo Wide Pass to go to place outside Tokyo. To get to Edo Wonderland using the pass, we got off at Nikko Station and then took a free shuttle bus. The problem we had was that the Edo Wonderland Shuttle bus did not come very often to the station as it did for the Kunigawa Onsen station. The earliest you can get to the place by JR Tokyo Wide Pass was 12 o'clock, which is quite late.

Once we get to the place, we were amazed by the beautiful surroundings. All the staffs were SUPER NICE to us. They tried their best to communicate in English and take photos for visitors.

Note that every show is in Japanese. We enjoyed the live action even though we didn't understand exactly what was going on and why everyone was laughing. The Ninja show was great. The Samurai show was quite long and contained a lot of talking. The Oriran Parade was beautiful!

There were Samurai, Ninja's and Geisha walking around and some of them were actually visitors who changed into traditional gear for the day. I rented a "Town Lady" outfit for JPY 2500 (if I remember correctly) per 2 hrs. It was pricy for me but that's ok because the staff that helped me change into the outfit was again, SUPER NICE. She even tied my hair for me and helped me with the Japanese socks.

However, it is very hard to see all the attactions because the schedule was quite hard to follow, especially in the afternoon. This was because to get back to Nikko station, we had to take the same shuttle bus. The last shuttle bus took off at 3.50pm. So, we did not have that much time at all at the park. Everything felt rush to us because of the shuttle bus schedule!

My recommendation: Give it a try but make sure you get off at the Kinugawa Onsen station, not Nikko station. JR Tokyo Wide Pass does not cover Kinugawa Onsen, so you might have to buy a seperate ticket. Trust me it's worth the money. Don't waste half a day waiting like we did.
Written January 13, 2016
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Jesse & Aiza Tronson
Snoqualmie, WA260 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014
I totally understand the reasons why some foreigners would like this place and why some would not. Edo wonderland is a historical theme park and not a historical reality. The people that love this place like it because they are fans of samurai, geisha, ninjas, and Japanese culture. The sights are really neat and make for great pictures. Sure some things lack authenticity but remember, it's a wonderland. The people that don't like this place say it's not designed for a foreign tourist as all the shows and explanatory signs are in Japanese so it's hard to know what you are watching or looking at. The place is expensive (4500 yen entrance fee) and everything inside is expensive (food, souvenirs, etc). But remember, this is a THEME park and theme parks are generally expensive. So plan accordingly. If you want to dress up, it's much cheaper to bring your costume than buy it there. If you get hungry, bring your snacks with you. If you want to know what you are looking at, read the English guide as there is not explanations inside. Sometimes you need to open your mind as if you were a traveller several hundred years ago and have fun.

My kids loved the place. Fed the carp, watched a ninja show, and did a sword fight with a samurai. So much stuff to keep them busy. As an adult I also did a sword fight with the samurai. Be a kid and have some fun.

Written April 6, 2014
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vlad2
Melbourne3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
If you have a japanese rail pass and a free day this is well worth it with a few caveats.

1. Get up early. This takes a whole day and 5 hours of travelling from Tokyo.

2. If you don't want to spend a fortune on travelling by taxi from the station ( 45 minutes), then contact the EDO Wonderland office about the curent timetable for their free bus.

3. Their e xhibits are not in English. There is a audioguide and consciderable cost for English Speakers.

4. Bring a packed lunch. The food is very expensive.
Written February 6, 2009
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