We travelled 160 kilometers from Tokyo to Nikko-Shi to visit EDO WONDERLAND. A theme park dedicated to the Edo period and living.
We left the condo at about 7am, to catch an early 8am express train ride via the Tobu Railway.
We bought the Kinugawa Theme park Pass at the Tobu Sightseeing Service Center (opens at 730am). The Kinugawa Themepark is a discount all-in pass for tourists. Park entrance fees, round trip train ride and bus ride.
The pass gives you the option of 1 or 2 theme parks (Tobu World and Edo Wonderland). We just got the Edo Wonderland, since my boys would probably be too tired playing ninjas, to try squeeze in a trip to Tobu World.
The pass cost Y6180/adult and Y3090/children. You need to pay extra to board an express train.
Here is the link for the detailed location - Tobu Sightseeing Service Center.
We arrived at Kinugawa Onsen Station after 2 1/2 hours. From the train station, we walked our way to the bus station (#5) which stops at Edo Wonderland.
TIP: Be sure to ask for a bus schedule from the Tobu Sightseeing Service Center. There were bus schedules posted at the bus stops, but they were in Japanese (lol).
The first column is the hour, while the second column is the minutes during spring-summer and third column is the minutes during autumn and winter.
We visited in spring time. We arrived at around 1030 and missed the 1025 bus. So we had to wait for the next one at 1045. Easy right (NOT)?
After a 15 minutes bus ride...
Welcome to Edo Wonderland!
You have to exchange you Kinugawa Themepark Pass for Edo Wonderland entrance tickets at the admission. A pretty lady in kimono warmly welcomed us (yes transactions, all in Japanese and HAND gestures).
These gates transport guests to Old Tokyo.
The Edo Wonderland park is magnificent and we are glad we've included it our itinerary. It may seem a bit too much Yen, but the experience is one, we will always remember.
Here are some of the pictures we have taken.
The park runs multiple shows, parades and Edo period activities for the family to enjoy.
The Geisha show was so fun to watch.
There were two other ninja shows we have seen (really breathtaking, I so admire the actors commitment to their work, unfortunately cameras were not allowed inside the theaters).
One of the activities we enjoyed is this Ninja maze. We got lost and took the easiest way out, but what the heck, we had so much fun.
Literally LOST in JAPAN :P
Papa trying his skills with Shuriken...
There is no lack of food in the Edo Period. We entered a Japanese restaurant and was given an English menu. I think we were a bit hungry, from all the Ninja stunts we've seen earlier and ordered three of this hefty meal. There were cheaper more affordable options, but we were really hungry!
We left Edo Wonderland at 4pm and traced the road back to bus stop (which was just outside the park) and the Kinugawa Onsen Station to take a train back to Asakusa.
For more information about Edo Wonderland, please check out their webpage -
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