What is Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura?

One step inside, and you’ll be transported back to the Edo period… Merchant shops lining the ancient road, majestic samurai residences, and ninja houses filled with clever mechanisms… This townscape, melding seamlessly into Hokkaido’s grand natural scenery, is filled with samurai, ninja, oiran and townspeople, and serves as backdrop to fierce action shows, as well as elegant oiran performances, making it home to truly breathtaking entertainment. Come step away from everyday life, and enjoy a trip through time!

Background of Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura

Date Masamune, known as the One-eyed Dragon…. Many buildings connected to his feudal domain in Sendai are recreated within the village.

Katakura Kojuro and Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura

Noboribetsu, now known nationwide as a popular onsen area, was first developed in the Meiji period by descendants of Kojuro Katakura, known as Date Masamune’s right hand. Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura continues to preserve that pioneering tradition.

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