The ultimate ninja manga Naruto, and its sequel Boruto, has its own theme park on Awaji Island. Here you can unleash your inner ninja and go on a mission to solve mysteries and save the day!
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Anime Park Nijigen no Mori
Welcome to the Nijigen no Mori Anime Theme Park on Awaji Island, where the world of anime and pop culture come to life! This one-of-a-kind anime theme park has been a tourist hot spot since it opened in 2017. Going to the park and the gift stores is free, as is the parking, only the attractions themselves have entrance fees.
It is inside the Nijigen no Mori park complex where the world of Naruto and the Hidden Leaf Village, Konoha come to life. From the main parking lot and park entrance, it’s about a 10-minute walk to reach the iconic gates of Konoha and purchase your ticket to the land of ninja.
NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobi-Zato
Naruto Village Overview
NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobi-Zato has all the best elements from the manga and anime right there for you to enjoy. The famous Konoha gates hold the entry to the park and from there you can walk down the village street to start your adventure!
The actual attraction consists of two missions: The Heaven Scroll (Ten no Maki) and the Earth Scroll (Chi no Maki). The first part is to conquer a three-dimensional maze, passing the through the doors by doing the correct hand seals. Along the way you must collect stamps for our scroll to complete the mission and move on to the next one.
The second mission is more in the outdoors, where you have to follow the instructions on the Earth Scroll and once again collect the correct clues to finish the mission and save the day!
These are the main missions, included in the regular ticket price (3, 300 yen for adults). They are available in English and take about 30 to 40 minutes each to complete.
After that you are welcome to roam around in the area and go back to take photos you might have missed in your rush to complete the missions.
Opening Hours and Admission Fees
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Last entry at 7:00 PM)
*Price includes tax.
*Child rate applies to elementary school students and younger (5 to 11 years old).
*Customers under elementary school age must be accompanied by a guardian.
*Pets are not allowed in the area. If you haveone with you, please bring a cage with a lock.
These prices and experiences are for the regular course, but the park also offers more missions to take on that can also be purchased online in advance. Some of the all inclusive tickets come with special gifts like Naruto’s sage mode bag, original postcards and stickers.
Other things inside the Naruto Park
Real-life Ichiraku Ramen
One of the most iconic and heartwarming aspects of the series is the frequent visits of its protagonist, Naruto Uzumaki, to a humble ramen shop known as Ichiraku Ramen. At the park, you also get to sit in the shop and eat delicious ramen after completing your ninja mission!
The Konoha Souvenir Shop has all the Naruto-themed items you can imagine! Shop for yourself or for souvenirs, the boutique has it all. You can buy your own Hokage cape or an Akatsuki one to show your love for Itachi. Check out our article for The Best Naruto Goods and more recommendations!
This 11m-tall Hokage Rock is a tribute to these influential leaders. It allows fans and visitors to experience a part of the Naruto universe, further enhancing the connection between the fictional world of Naruto and its enthusiastic fan base in the real world.
How to prepare before visiting?
Whether you’ve purchased your ticket beforehand or will do so on the day, remember to check the weather forecast and to wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The park’s missions are outdoors and require some exercise moves (you are a ninja after all!).
For the mission on the Heaven Scroll we recommend you hone your skills of making hand seals, as they are the key to completing the mission more smoothly. If you’re not sure where to start check out our guide on Practicing the art of Hand Seals.
During the summer stay hydrated and bring a water bottle, as Awaji Island’s summer is very hot and humid.
But most of all, come with the excitement of getting to be a ninja for the day and have fun!
|NIJIGEN NO MORI
|2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
*Each attraction has a different last reception time and closing time.
NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobi-Zato is the place to visit for the fans of Naruto universe. The park’s immersive experience is an absolute must. The fusion of entertainment, challenge, and celebration of the creative series promises to be a thrilling adventure for ninjas young and old.
For our customers experiences of the park, please check the articles below: