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Region
Kyushu
Island
Kyushu
Largest City
Saga
Population
876,664

Ninja Village Hizen Yumekaido

Become a Ninja!

Have you ever dreamed of being a ninja? At Hizen Yumekaido in Ureshino, Saga Prefecture, you can do just that. It’s a theme park where you can dress up as deadly Japanese assassins and fight samurai, meet beautiful princesses, and pledge your loyalty to feudal warlords.

Once inside, you’ll be transported to the Edo period, surrounded by medieval buildings and authentic characters.

While at the park, you’ll hone your ninja skills. You can join a shuriken (ninja stars) throwing class, or try your hand at shooting darts through a bamboo pipe. You’ll learn about the lives of ninjas during feudal Japan as staff guide you through recreated ninja dwellings.

On the streets, you will find puppeteers, merchants, and fortune-tellers trying to share their trade and entertain you.

Attention all film buffs

Hizen Yumekaido recreates Edo atmosphere so well that it’s used as a filming location in Japan. You could even see one being made if you visit on the right day.

For those just happy to watch instead of taking part themselves, the ninja shows are for you. The performances showcase ninja acrobatics and include storytelling about famous Japanese characters like Mito Komon. Activities such as ninja puppetry and ninja arts are also suitable for children.

For a more relaxing activity, try porcelain painting, where you can make a handmade plate or tea mug, then personalize it with your very own ninja clan seal.

Photo by: Hara-hat Ureshino Onsen in Saga.

The park is a great day trip for ninja fans of all ages and is located in a beautiful area with a truly authentic feel. After a fun day being a ninja, you can explore the town of Ureshino, and its traditional restaurants, or relax at the local onsen.

Things To Know

Fees and hours

Admission is ¥1,600 for adults, ¥1,000 for students, and ¥500 for children. The village is open everyday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

How To Get There

Address

Japan, 〒843-0302 Saga-ken, Ureshino-shi, Ureshinomachi Ōaza Shimono, Kō−716−1, 肥前夢街道

By train

Take the JR Shinkansen from Tokyo to Shintosu Station (5 hours), then take the Kamon 17 Limited Express for Nagasaki, and get off Hizen-Kashima Station (30 minutes).

By car

It’s about a 13-hour drive from Tokyo station. Drive southwest to Kyushu through Saga Prefecture. Then take the Nagasaki Express Way and exit at Ureshino.

Where To Stay

Ureshino Onsen Hotel Koyokaku
  • 730-5 Ureshinomachi Shimojuku, Ureshino-shi, Saga, 843-0301 Japan
  • ¥12,400 - ¥12,400
  • 4.63/5 (889 reviews)
  • 0.3 km
Ureshino Onsen Wataya Besso
  • 738 Ureshinomachi Shimojuku, Ureshino-shi, Saga, 843-0301 Japan
  • ¥22,000 - ¥40,700
  • 4.12/5 (748 reviews)
  • 0.3 km
Ureshino Onsen Onyado Takasago
  • 730 Ureshinomachi Shimojuku, Ureshino-shi, Saga, 843-0301 Japan
  • ¥15,650 - ¥33,000
  • 4.64/5 (447 reviews)
  • 0.4 km
Ureshino Onsen Kotobukiya
  • 817 Ureshinomachi Shimojuku, Ureshino-shi, Saga, 843-0301 Japan
  • ¥7,040 - ¥11,275
  • 4.5/5 (24 reviews)
  • 0.5 km
Ureshino Onsen Yadoya Uchiroji
  • 932 Ureshinomachi Shimojuku, Ureshino-shi, Saga, 843-0301 Japan
  • ¥10,450 - ¥28,600
  • 0.6 km

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