Are you a fan of anime, specifically Naruto or Boruto: Naruto Next Generations? Then get ready to experience the Japan theme park of your dreams! Read on to learn more about Japan’s newest theme park: Naruto & Boruto Shinobi-Zato (Naruto & Boruto Ninja Village).
What’s in the new attraction?
The well-renowned anime theme park, Nijigen no Mori (Two-Dimensional Forest), has recently unveiled a new Naruto- and Boruto-themed attraction – the largest of its kind. It officially opened on April 20, 2019, and has been catering to anime and manga fans since then.
Here are a few attractions that you can experience when you visit:
1. Themed Missions
The Shinobi-Zato theme park offers two missions for their guests. There’s the Naruto Athletic: “Chi no Maki” and the Boruto Maze: “Ten no Maki”.
The first course puts you in the world of Naruto. It has you solve puzzles and answer quizzes in order to collect the missing seals.
For the second course, participants experience the world of Boruto. You’ll be given a choice between two courses from the Ninja Academy – Uchiha or Uzumaki. Uchiha focuses more on intellectual puzzles, while Uzumaki is a maze course that requires strength and athleticism.
2. Hokage Rock
The famous Hokage Rock from the anime was recreated and placed in the middle of the park for tourists to see. Fans of Naruto are sure to enjoy taking pictures with this attraction.
3. Ichiraku Ramen Stall
Tourists are also given the chance to visit the same ramen shop that Naruto frequents in the anime. The stall offers three kinds of ramen – shio, miso, and tonkotsu. And they’re delicious!
How much are the tickets?
Entrance to the theme park varies depending on the visitor’s age.
Adults are charged ¥3,300.00 (approximately Php 1,580.00).
Children aged between 13 and 17 are charged ¥1,800.00 (approximately Php 860.00).
Children aged 12 and below are charged ¥500.00 (approximately Php 240.00)
Make sure to arrive at the park while it’s open! It’s operating hours from Monday to Friday are from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM. And on weekends, it runs from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
How can I get there?
The theme park’s complete address is as follows: 2425-1 Kusumoto, Awaji Island, Hyōgo Prefecture, Kansai Region, Japan.
To get there, ride the Shinkansen or bullet train to Shin-Kobe Station. From there, take a bus to the Awaji Interchange. There, you’ll find shuttle buses that will take you straight to Nijigen no Mori.
Alternatively, you can take the bullet train to Shin-Osaka Station. Board another train that will take you to the Akashi Station, then walk to the Akashi Ko Port. There, you can take a ferry ride to the Iwaya Ko Port and find a shuttle bus to Nijigen no Mori.
Ready to hone your ninja skills? Book a flight to Japan now to enjoy the newly-opened anime-themed Japan theme park: Naruto & Boruto Shinobi-Zato!