|the door to Samurai era|
Noboribetsu is not only for "Onsen" (hot spring). Noboribetsu Date Jidai Mura (English nickname is "Ninja House".) displays the life style at the Samurai period when our Samurai pioneer, Katakura Kojuro lived. I am back since I last visited 2 years ago today to meet my favorite Samurais.
At the entrance, a friendly Samurai, Jinbei-san, welcomes you with his great sense of humor, yet warns you what he is meant to do if you misbehave. he goes, "hey kid, if you misbehave, I will cut you off with my sharp sword, get it?" If it is not him, parents would freak out and call the police :)
But you cannot dislike Jinbei-san's unique way of welcoming visitors. Or he would really take out his sword?? hmmm....Joke aside, he is an adorable Samurai.
The whole place is 100% entertaining. All the stuff with kimono on speaks like the people from Samurai era and always aim to provide you a great time. Well-trained Ninja actors' shows are something you don't want to miss. There is no time to blink your eyes...
My favorite show was the outside Ninja action show (see the photo below). It was much better than watching a 3D action movie with a wide screen! Realistic sensation got me goose bumps with excitement!
This park is definately a must-see spot! Highly recommended!
Please note that foreign visitors are eligible for a discounted 2 parks ticket. (Please see my blog about the ticket -> http://noboribetsu-onsen.blogspot.com/2010/07/great-deal-for-fun-in-noboribetsu.html )
|Ninja action close to your eyes|
|"Oiran"(Yoshiwara's courtesan) on parade|