Mononoke Village

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a map of Mononoke Village

This area is inspired by the Japanese mountain village landscape in Princess Mononoke. It features hands-on learning center, Tatara-ba, Lord Okkoto slide and Demon Spirit structure.

Tatara-ba

タタラ場

Tatara-ba is a hands-on learning center designed to look like a building in the film. Grass is laid on the roof. For the first interactive experience held at Tatara-ba, you can try making a local specialty called Gohei-mochi (rice cakes) on a charcoal grill.

Charcoal Grilled Gohei-mochi Cooking Experience

五平餅炭火焼体験
Walnut Miso, Soy Sauce, Napolitan (from left)

Gohei-mochi is made with white rice, lightly pounded and wrapped around a wooden skewer. It is then sauced and grilled. It is a local specialty in the hillside towns of Aichi and surrounding prefectures. At Tatara-ba you can add your preferred sauce and cook it yourself over a traditional charcoal grill. Don't miss your chance to learn a bit of food culture and enjoy this beloved local snack.

Hands-on Experience Fee 1,200 yen per person (tax included)
1 Mochi Stick + 1 Jar of Sauce of Your Choice
Estimated Time Approximately 20 minutes
Sauce Flavors (one per person)
Walnut Miso くるみ小麦
Soy Sauce くるみ小麦
Napolitan (ketchup base) 小麦乳
Age Requirement 10 years and above

*Children of 9 years and under may enter Tatara-ba, but cannot participate in the hands-on experience.
Children of 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult during the hands-on experience.

*Reservations are not required. You can sign-up at the entrance to Tatara-ba on the day of your visit. When Gohei-mochi is sold out, the experience will be unavailable. *The charcoal grills are extremely hot. Please exercise caution to avoid burns. *Please take care not to stain your clothing with charcoal, sauce, etc.

Lord Okkoto

乙事主とタタリ神ともの見やぐら

This is a slide based on the character Lord Okkoto from the film. His white coat is expressed by a mosaic of colorful tiles and stones.

*Limited to children of 12 years and under
*Unavailable for use in the event of rain

Demon Spirit

タタリ神

This structure is based on the Demon Spirit from the film.
Nearby you can find the Watchtower from Emishi Village.

*The Demon Spirit structure and Watchtower are not for climbing.

Mononoke Village Rest Stop

もののけの里 休憩処

The rest stop shop sells original items as well as refreshments to help you relax and recharge.
Originally an office building for the Expo 2005 Aichi next to Satsuki and Mei's House, this building was relocated to Mononoke Village. The roof was reimagined in a stone style to blend in to its new surroundings.

*A ticket for Mononoke Village is required in order to enter and make a purchase at Mononoke Village Rest Stop.