• Samurai & Ninja Festival 2018

Nagoya-City Samurai & Ninja Festival 2018

Date : 11/18/2018

  • Samurai & Ninja Festival 2018

See, touch, feel, fight. An experiential event for fun in family.

An event of martial history military entertainment, befitting of Aichi, the The Home of the Samurai. Enjoy the whole universe of samurai and ninjas while playing and experiencing. This autumn, round up the family and march, onward to Odaka Ryokuchi Greens!

Aichi Prefecture is the Home of the Samurai, where countless important samurai of the Sengoku Warring States Period were born, including the three utterly famous Heroes of Japan's Toitsu Unification: Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Ieyasu! At this "Homeland of the Samurai", the Samurai & Ninja Festival 2017 will be a great event themed on all things Samurai, where kids can dress as Ninjas and become one at the "Narikiri" Experience, take part at the Chanbara Samurai Battle Reenactment with toy swords made of foam, watch thrilling live fire matchlock demonstrations, live stages of ninja and samurai teams from all over the country and much more. A whole day of guaranteed fun for the whole family!


Shutsujin Troop Departure Ceremony & March of The Great Samurai and Kachidoki Victory Shout

Shutsujin Troop Departure Ceremony & March of The Great Samurai and Kachidoki Victory Shout

With over 200 participants, including samurai and ninja teams, as well as military and armor groups from across the nation, all gathered for a glorious parade of pride and pomp. A great cry of victory will then be carried out with the participation of the parade characters and the spectator public.

•Gyoretsu Procession
Time: TBA
Place: TBA

•Kachidoki Victory Shout
Time: TBA
Place: TBA

Chanbara Toy Swords Battle & Challenge Tate Sword Duel Boot Camp

Chanbara Toy Swords Battle & Challenge Tate Sword Duel Boot Camp

The expansive field will be divided in the armies of East and West, and they will fight with soft foam swords. A safe and fun battle experience to learn samurai battle history that kids and adults can enjoy together. Take part also at the Challenge Tate Sword Duel Boot Camp, to learn the basics of sword-fighting and exchanging blows at melee combat.


Samurai and Ninja Teams Joint Show & Collaboration Skits

Samurai and Ninja Teams Joint Show & Collaboration Skits

Astounding martial acrobatics and thematic dance choreography in a beautiful performance by the samurai and ninja groups from across the country. Lots of entertainment also with the collaborative stages showing the association of characters that will give wings to the imagination!

•Stage Program

Narikiri! The NINJA World - "Become a Ninja" Experience

Narikiri! The NINJA World -

Wear ninja costumes, throw shuriken weapons and blow darts, strike ninja poses for photos, dive into the ninja world! Wildly popular among the smaller kids, this attractions makes its way to Odaka Greens!

Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Place: Ninja Experience Booth

Hinawaju Matchlock Live Fire Show

Samurai & Ninja Festival 2017

Live fire performance show of Hinawaju matchlock arquebuses demonstrating a variety of types of weapons that both instigate the curiosity for these historic relics and make the soul tremble with their deafening blasts!

Time: TBA
Place: Field Space

Hoyo-jutsu (Takagari) Falconry Show

SamuraHoyo-jutsu (Takagari) Falconry Showi & Ninja Festival 2017

Said to be a practice beloved by both Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu, watch the amazing demonstrations of Hoyo falconry with birds of prey, or raptors. You may even get close to those amazing hunting birds!

Time: TBA
Place: Field Space

Other Attractions

Aichi Umya-mon-Ichi Gourmet Fair

•Aichi Umya-mon-Ichi Gourmet Fair
A wide assortment of Nagoya Meshi ""Samurai Cuisine"" and other delicacies of the Tokai Region made available by the countless merchants gathered at the venue. Because a samurai can't fight on an empty belly!

•Kachu Samurai Armor Exhibit & Wearing Experience
•Old Battlefield Quiz Rally
•Bouldering Experience
•Samurai & Sengoku Warring States Merchandise and Goods
•Tourism & Sightseeing Holidays Promotion

Aichi Sengoku Meguri - Aichi Warring States Tour - App Stamp Rally

Use the Aichi Sengoku Meguri app to detect and collect digital stamps. You can find them at any of the 21 spots in Aichi that are linked to Samurai and Warring States history. Collect three (3) of them, then show the screen at the event's reception booth to win post cards and other interesting goods. Gifts limited for the first 500 guests.

Period: July 1st (Sunday) to November 18th (Sunday), 2018
*: For details, please check the Samurai & Ninja Festival 2018 Official Web Site.
->Aichi Sengoku Meguri - Aichi Warring States Tour - App (opens external site on new window).


  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
Date : November 18th (Sunday), 2018
Holding time : 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
*: Estimated event hours, subject to changes.
*: Subject to cancelling in case of inclement weather.
Place : Wakakusayama Hiroba, inside Odaka Ryokuchi Greens Park
Location : 〒459-8001
1-1 Takayama, Odaka-cho, Midori-Ward, Nagoya-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
(Odaka Ryokuchi Greens Park)
Fee : Admission free of charge
Parking : Unavailable
*: Guests are kindly requested to refrain from entering the park by car, and to use public transportation as best as possible, as there are no parking facilities, including paid ones, in the areas adjacent to the venue.
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 052-962-2715
Samurai & Ninja Festival 2018 Secretariat
Weekdays from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.


  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, either:
    -Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Line bound for Chiryu/Toyohashi, alight at Sakyoyama Station and walk 15min southwards, or;
    -Take the JR Tokaido Main Line bound for Obu/Toyohashi, alight at Odaka Station and walk 30min southeastwards.

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