Written by: Gabriel Castillo | Published on: June 23, 2021 at 4:45 PM PHT (GMT+8)
ONE PIECE, created by Eiichiro Oda, is an institution in Japanese pop culture and, to no surprise, numerous and various attractions have popped up in collaboration with the omega popular title. This year, Edo Wonderland, a historical cultural theme park, brings part of the series to life in their latest event ONE PIECE X Edo Wonderland Nikko Edomura Come! Real Wano Country Edowan Exploration from July 24th to October 31st. Join the mystery voice rally to solve riddles and enjoy as the Straw Hat Pirates recount their days in Wano Country. Explore the facility with the aid of a QR code on a wristband to solve riddles, find hidden voice points, and experience the story!
Head over to the experience corner and enjoy Zoro Juro’s Swordsmanship Dojo where visitors can learn about the mindset and training of the samurai. Take up a replica sword and learn techniques ranging from one-sword to three-sword styles. Afterward, pay a visit to Kunoichi Nami’s Shuriken Dojo to learn about the way of the ninjas and throw around some iron shuriken! Next up, walk to Sniper Usohachi's Yaba (archery range) to take up a bow and go through the motions of Kyudo (Japanese art of archery). Hone your sniping skills and use Usohachi's special weapon Kuro Kabuto. Be one with the Straw Hat Pirates!
Solving mysteries, attending the different dojos, and gallivanting with the Straw Hat Pirates will definitely build up your appetite! Edo Wonderland will also offer tons of themed food with menus covered in images of Luffy, Sanji, and Robin sporting their signature looks from Wano. Apart from the delicacies, ONE PIECE X Edo Wonderland goods will be sold so you can bring home a piece of the experience. This collaboration is part of Edo Wonderland’s summer vacation event Time Travel Adventure 2021, to be held from July 22nd, which includes attractions that allow visitors to train like a ninja, make things just like an Edo craftsman, barbecue like they used to back in the period, and much more.
Located in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, a place frozen in time exists to bring visitors back to the Edo Period. Experience the aesthetic, culture, and personalities of 17th century Japan. Edo Wonderland offers a wide variety of events, performances, and interactions to provide a more authentic feel. Go around the little village and speak with the locals to find out what life was like back in the day. Elevate your experience and stop by the kimono rental shop to get in the Edo-period mood. Be sure to try out the period specific occupations and feast on their delicacies! Edo Wonderland is a little more than two hours from Tokyo but it will take you over 400 years into the past. Cannot make it for the collaboration with One Piece? Edo Wonderland has different events at any time of the year so be sure to check out their website to find out more!