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.
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.