Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura

Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura

Travel Guide

Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura is a history theme park highlighting city life in the Edo Period of 400 years ago. Edo Period is one of the most attractive era in Japanese history. Step back in time to enjoy traditional games, activities, theaters, street performances and more. The charm of ancient Japan is abundant as you mingle with the Ninja and Oiran courtesans so symbolic of the Edo Period.

There are many buildings to wander between many with diorama depicting life in the Edo period inside and many are populated with suitably attired staff to really get you in the mood.

When you get hungry, there is a shopping street market with themed souvenir and gift stalls, boutiques and restaurants. These can range from traditional Japanese sweets to tacky plastic samurai swords. There are plenty of activities such as dressing as a Geisha or practicing your ninja skills on the targeting range, or take in one of the shows to see how it’s really done.

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Travel Advice


Please visit the Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura English official web site for the coupon to get 100 to 200 yen discount on a admission fee.

The Edo Period, Japanese History

Edo Period (1603-1867) was the time when Japan was under the Tokugawa shogunate. After the Age of Wars when local warlords struggled with one another, the peaceful times continued for more than 250 years. That made the life of citizens stable and developed business, manufacturing, the arts and entertainments.

By restricting the trades with foreign countries, the unique cultures based on the Japanese climates flourished and the urban life of citizens dramatically developed. Thus Edo became one of the biggest cities in the world with a population of more than 1 million.

Ninja : Shadow People, Secret Maneouvers

The ninja were mysterious figures, whose basic function was to carry out covert operations for their feudal lords. They served as spies and as fighters capable of great stealth. Although skillful at combat, they emphasized escape rather than fighting, which led them to develop many secret evasion techniques. While the ninja remained underground, schools of ninja technique sprang up all over the country. Some of the most famous were the Iga School, The Koga School and the Togakushi School.

Oiran : Flowers Of The Night

The Oiran were courtesans who excelled at various arts including poetry, calligraphy, tea ceremony and music. They were of such high class, that only the samurai and the rich could afford their charms. For the common folk, the only chance to even see Oiran was when they walked the town surrounded by a large number of attendants. These processions capture the spectacle and elegance of the Edo pleasure quarters.



Address 53-1 Naka-Noboribetsu-cho, Noboribetsu
Phone 0143-83-3311
Admission Passport
Senior: 2,200 yen
Adult: 2,900 yen (Groups 2,600 yen)
Student: 1,600 yen (Groups 1,400 yen)
Child: 600 yen (Groups 500 yen)
Senior: over 65
Adult: over 12
Student: 6 to 11
Child: 4 to 5
Groups: over 8
Hours 09:00 to 17:00  April 1 to Octover 31
09:00 to 16:00  November 1 to March 31
Entry until 1 hour before closing
Closed Open 7 Days a Week
Duration 2 hours
Getting There By Train
10 minutes ride by Donan Bus bound for Noboribetsu Hot Spring from JR Noboribetsu Station to the Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura bus stop, then walk approximately 1 minute.

By Car
Take Hokkaido Expressway to the Noboribetsu-higashi exit. It is approximately 1 kilometer 4 minutes from exit.
Parking Paid parking available

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