House of Sen-gumi Fire Chief Masagoro
Chief Yamaguchi Masagoro of the Edo Period Sen-gumi Fire Brigade, 2nd unit, was such a superstar that he was immortalised in woodblock prints. Here a recreation of his house has been opened to the public.
In the Edo Machi-bikeshi Firefighters Exhibition next door enjoy learning about the activities of Edo firefighters through educational materials and exhibits.
Edo Machi-bikeshi Firefighters Exhibition
Fire was a frequent occurrence in the towns of Edo, so much so that the proverb remains “Fires and fights are the flowers of Edo”. As such, in this period the neighbourhood firefighting brigades known as machi-bikeshi played an important role.
This exhibition presents precious artefacts from the Sen-gumi Fire Brigade to help you get a close look at the reality of their lives.
Kai Kai Ninja House
In this profoundly mysterious ninja residence you’ll lose your sense of direction and space ? which way is up, which is down?! Common sense is not common, and the laws of gravity do not apply here! This is the training ground of ninjas. Put yourself through your paces and on the path become a ninja master!
Karakuri Ninja Maze
Check out Edo Wonderland’s large ninja maze.
Interpret the ninja proverbs to progress through the maze and don't forget this is no ordinary maze there may be secret doors and moving panels! Don’t worry there is an escape route for those who get hopelessly lost!
Hideous laughter and booming sounds arise from the depths of hell. This temple of hell is occupied by ghosts and ghouls.
Notice to scaredy cats: It’s probably safer that you don’t venture in alone…
Standing at the rear of the Kita-machi magistrate's office is the Kodemma Prison. This institution served as a detention and punishment centre for criminals during the Edo Period.
Three-dimensional presentations of the punishments of the day are on display. There are some gruesome details, so we recommend that those with a weak stomach bring along friends or family.
Kanuchi Swordsmith Exhibit
The Japanese katana - the spirit of the samurai - is said to be the strongest sword in all of history.
Here, you can learn about the whole sword creation process, from iron sands to the final blade. This is a space to feel the samurai spirits imbued in the katana. Those that sense an aura here may just be samurai descendants.