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Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

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Japanese historical theme parks

There are a large number of amusement parks in Japan, some with overwhelming visitor numbers and some less visited. The world renown Disneyland and Universal Studios are a must-see for families with children, but for those of you interested in historical attractions, then there are some great theme parks to enjoy all over Japan.

One of these is introduced here by Suzuki sensei. Please read through the blog, and listen to the audio while watching the video and learn some Japanese vocabulary from our weekly teachers' blog.

Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura




私が住んでいる栃木県には、「日光」という有名なまちがあります。毎年国内外から約1,000万人の人が訪れる、人気の観光地です。世界遺産に登録されている日光東照宮、日本三大名瀑の一つ華厳の滝、中禅寺湖や奥日光の湿原の美しい自然など、たくさんの見所があり、温泉も楽しめる魅力的なところです。今回はそんな日光の中で、一味違った観光スポット「Edo Wonderland 日光江戸村」をご紹介いたします。





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私(わたし)が住(す)んでいる栃木県(とちぎけん)には、「日光(にっこう)」という有名(ゆうめい)なまちがあります。毎年(まいとし)国内外(こくないがい)から約(やく)1,000万人(まんにん)の人(ひと)が訪(おとず)れる、人気(にんき)の観光地(かんこうち)です。世界遺産(せかいいさん)に登録(とうろく)されている日光東照宮(にっこうとうしょうぐう)、日本三大名瀑(にほんさんだいめいばく)の一つ(ひとつ)華厳(けごん)の滝(たき)、中禅寺湖(ちゅうぜんじこ)や奥日光(おくにっこう)の湿原(しつげん)の美(うつく)しい自然(しぜん)など、たくさんの見所(みどころ)があり、温泉(おんせん)も楽(たの)しめる魅力的(みりょくてき)なところです。今回(こんかい)はそんな日光(にっこう)の中(なか)で、一味(ひとあじ)違(ちが)った観光(かんこう)スポット「Edo Wonderland 日光江戸村(にっこうえどむら) をご紹介(しょうかい)いたします。




Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura

In the place where I live, Tochigi prefecture, there is a famous town known as Nikko. It is a popular sightseeing spot with about 10 million people visiting here annually from abroad and domestically. At the Nikko Toshogu Shinto Shrine which was registered as a World Heritage Site, there are many highlights to see, like Kegon Falls which is one of the 3 great waterfalls of Japan, Lake Chūzenji and the Oku-Nikko wetlands which have beautiful nature and another attractive point is that you can enjoy an Onsen hot spring. And in this blog about Nikko, I'd like to introduce an unusual sight-seeing spot called Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura.

Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura is a theme park around a reproduced Edo period townscape. There are townspeople and samurai warriors from the Edo period walking around. There are also ninjas on the rooftops, so it feels just like you've taken a time slip to the Edo period. And then we too can change into Edo period costumes of ninjas or overlords and transform into Edo people.

And you have to check out the spectacular Ninja action show at the Ninja theater. You can play with Shuriken throwing stars and bows and arrows, experience samurai life, and also bake and eat your own sembei cookies. And for kids who love Ninjas, they can learn some of the basic Ninja skills.

Please go and visit the Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura and experience life in the Edo period.

世界遺産(せかいいさん)  World Heritage; a World Heritage site

日本三大名瀑(にほんさんだいめいばく)  the three great water falls in Japan

江戸時代(えどじだい)   the Edo Period (1603~1867)

町並(まちな)み   a row of stores and houses on a street; townscape

殿様(とのさま)  a (feudal) lord

変身(へんしん)  a change of appearance; transformation 

迫力(はくりょく)ある   be powerful; have a tremendous impact

手裏剣(しゅりけん)  a ninja star; a throwing star

弓矢(ゆみや)  a bow and arrow


Konnichiwa. My name is Ayako Suzuki.
I live in Tochigi prefecture with my husband and two children. Tochigi has two towns that are very popular tourist attractions; Nikko, which is famous for its World Heritage shrine and its wonderful nature, and Mashiko which is famous for its pottery. Its only two hours by train from Tokyo, so if you get that chance, please come and visit Tochigi.
Through the language of Japanese, I am happy to and looking forward to meeting you all. Lets study Japanese together.

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