Situated on Awaji Island, the Nijigen no Mori Anime Park is a unique departure from conventional theme parks like Disneyland. Instead of passive attractions, it offers a compilation of active, open-air adventures, engaging visitors in an eclectic mix of immersive experiences.
Here, within the intricate Ninja castle found in the Naruto Zone, guests are challenged with solving puzzles, discovering secret doors, and locating anime character figures, which provide crucial hints. Overcoming obstacles and, most challenging of all, casting ninja magic by shaping hands in a particular manner are part of the journey. It took me an hour to navigate through this interactive realm.
A second adventure, more serene, revolves around locating chakras in scenes from the anime. It requires a fair amount of mental gymnastics, and of course, you can relish Naruto's favorite ramen along the way.
The adults, including those who are young at heart and enthused about Naruto, will find the Godzilla Zone intriguing, where one can zip-line into the monster's mouth and shoot from within! Meanwhile, the kids have the Dragon Quest and several other zones themed around anime and other concepts to explore.
The park offers extensive amusement, making it a day-long escapade. It's already expansive, with clear indications of further expansions on the horizon. Visitors, regardless of their age, can look forward to experiencing the diverse and interactive domains within the park, each promising a unique blend of excitement, challenge, and anime magic.
Whether you are an anime aficionado or seeking a new adventure, Nijigen no Mori Anime Park on Awaji Island offers an unforgettable journey. The vibrancy of the park and the plethora of activities ensure that there’s something for everyone. So, get ready to delve into the fantastic worlds of Naruto, Godzilla, Dragon Quest, and more!