Explore The Unique Atmosphere of Konoha at Night

If you are familiar with the top-rated anime series Naruto, you likely know about Konoha Village (Konohagakure), the hometown of Naruto, and other characters. Konoha, also known as the Hidden Leaf Village, is a central location in the Naruto universe, known for its rich ninja history and the training ground for aspiring ninjas. Now, have you ever wondered what Konoha looks like at night? NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBI-ZATO at Nijigen no Mori on Awaji Island offers a captivating representation of Konoha at night.

Fulfill Your Dream to Become a Ninja of Konoha on Awaji Island

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If this is your first time learning about the Naruto theme park on Awaji Island, showcasing the village of Konoha, prepare to be surprised! NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBI-ZATO is a dedicated theme park section exclusively for Naruto, within the larger anime theme park, Nijigen no Mori, on Awaji Island. If you ever dreamt of becoming a ninja while watching Naruto as a kid, now is your chance to turn that dream into reality. You can engage in various activities, from practicing hand seals to navigating a maze using ninja scrolls, savoring Ichiraku Ramen, and more. Explore our previous article on NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBI-ZATO for a detailed glimpse into these exciting activities.

Unveiling A Distinctive Atmosphere of Konoha at Night

In Naruto, numerous scenes unfold in Konoha at night, invoking a distinct and mysterious atmosphere. This ambiance is faithfully recreated in NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBI-ZATO. With the park remaining open until 9:30 PM, visiting during the evening transitioning into night, adds an exciting dimension. The statues and models take on a more ominous appearance, creating a different and thrilling experience.

Picture gazing at the full lineup of Akatsuki statues at night, the sight is bound to be intimidating, offering a unique and impactful visual experience. Perhaps, venture into the stomach of Orochimaru’s summon, Manda, during the night? Or engage in hand seal practice with the elder toad, Fukusaku, in a section representing Mount Myoboku at night. The nighttime experiences offer an entirely different and cooler perspective compared to the afternoon.

Hokage Rock Projection Mapping: A Must When Exploring Konoha

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The Hokage Rock stands as an immensely iconic symbol in Naruto, showcasing the faces of the Hokage of Konoha. For Naruto fans, the projection mapping at night is a must-see, illuminating the Hokage Rock with various lighting effects that depict Jutsus and narrate stories inspired by Naruto. It is a mesmerizing experience that adds an enchanting dimension to Konoha at night. The projection mapping events will be held six times a day, featuring two distinct titles: “Hokage Rock Night Illusion” and “Hokage Rock Jutsu Festival”.

During the “Hokage Rock Jutsu Festival”, Naruto and Sakura will take the stage as the MC. Special guests Gaara and Killer Bee will dazzle the audience with intricate ninjutsu performances before the Hokage rocks, showcasing their exceptional skills. On the other hand, “Hokage Rock Night Illusion” will showcase the ninjutsu of previous Hokage generations in a dramatic battle. Naruto himself will engage in a dynamic ninjutsu battle, unfolding right before your eyes.

Performance Time: 10 minutes
Hokage Rock Jutsu Festival: 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, and 8:30 PM
Hokage Rock Night Illusion: 7:15 PM, 8:15 PM, and 9:00 PM

Now Is the Best Time to Visit Konoha at Night!

While exploring Konoha at night is always highly recommended, regardless of the season, now is the best time due to a limited event at NARUTO & BORUTO SHINOBI-ZATO. The wintertime exclusive event, The Lantern Illumination of Hidden Leaf Village, will run until March 2nd, 2024 (Saturday). During this special event, Konoha Village will be adorned with numerous lanterns, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of mythical ancient Japan. Tickets to enter Konoha exclusively at night can be purchased for 2200 yen (adult) and 800 yen (children).

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Address 2425-2 Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Pref. 656-2301
TEL 0799-64-7061
Website https://nijigennomori.com/
Reservations https://ticket.nijigennomori.com/en/
Operation Hours Everyday10:00-22:00
*Each attraction has a different last reception time and closing time.

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