Home away from home in a luxurious glamping villa, GRAND CHARIOT hosts a glamping experience that is sure to excite the fans of the international hit manga and anime franchise, Naruto. Just opened in June 2020, on the hilltop of Nijigen no Mori, otherwise known as Awaji Island Anime Park, the hotel offers “Hokage’s Villa” that is designed with the loving characters from Naruto.
Initially opened in May 2018, GRAND CHARIOT offers guests with beautiful starry skies, locally-sourced Awaji Island gourmets and the unparalleled vista overlooking Kobe in the distance.In the secluded hilltop, with only 22 villas, the accommodation offers serene privacy with great views both day and night.
Just opened in June 2020, the playful room, “Hokage’s Villa” accommodates two to four people and is currently taking reservations via its webpage.
The living room, the bedroom, the bathroom and even the toilets all have design elements from Naruto. Fans will be excited to step inside the villa and immediately notice Kakashi greeting you with his favorite book, the Icha-Icha-Paradise (Make-Out Tactics) at the entrance.
The living room resembles something from the famous Hokage room with a banner of the five great shinobi countries; fire, earth, lightning, wind, and water, hanging from the ceiling. Take a close look at the skylight and you’ll find Orochimaru looking down on you.
Five Great Shinobi banners with Orochimaru in the skylight Ⓒ岸本斉史 スコット/集英社・テレビ東京・ぴえろ
Living room equipped with TV, couch and a Hokage desk. Ⓒ岸本斉史 スコット/集英社・テレビ東京・ぴえろ
The main bedroom has two separate beds equipped with special Naruto beddings. The bunk bed behind the Hokage desk has plain white beddings but it is still as comfortable as the main beds. Plus, you will feel like you are a shinobi (ninja) protecting the Hokage as those bunk beds are just behind the Hokage desk. While then, the toilets are occupied by the gangs of Kakashi’s Ninken whom they are ready to protect while you are doing your business.
Main bedroom with Naruto and Hokage beddings Ⓒ岸本斉史 スコット/集英社・テレビ東京・ぴえろ
Pakkun at the entrance of the toilet Ⓒ岸本斉史 スコット/集英社・テレビ東京・ぴえろ
Gangs of Ninken will protect while doing your business Ⓒ岸本斉史 スコット/集英社・テレビ東京・ぴえろ
Taking a tour around this villa, someone very special has been missing although he is part of the Hidden Leaf Village and a family to Naruto. One of the three legendary Sannin, Jiraiya as he often does, likes to take a peep at a woman’s bathroom. And so there he is, watching over from the round window at the bathroom.
Japanese style wooden bathtub Ⓒ岸本斉史 スコット/集英社・テレビ東京・ぴえろ
Jiraiya peeping at a bathroom as he often does Ⓒ岸本斉史 スコット/集英社・テレビ東京・ぴえろ
Not just the interior designs but this villa also put emphasis on small details such as dumbells that symbolizes Rock Lee, shogi where Shikamaru adores, Sai’s super beast imitating drawing (Choju Giga) on the wall, summoning Jutsu prints and Pakkun’s footprints on the balcony.
Playful elements abound in this suite where the fans can immerse themselves in the world of Naruto and find favorite characters and scenes from the anime. Not to mention but the themed yukata loungewear and other amenities and goods only available for those who stay overnight are a great souvenir to take home. A day at NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobizato inside the Nijigen no Mori (Awaji Island Anime Park) and spend the night at this Hokage’s Villa will surely be a great idea to consider for your itinerary while you stay in Japan.READ MORE
- NARUTO & BORUTO Shinobizato in Awaji Island
- Outdoor Activities
Kusumoto, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture 656-2301 (Nijigen No Mori)
It is highly recommended to go by rental car, however, it is possible to go via bus and train from Akashi Station on Sanyō Main Line (JR Kobe Line) . For details, check here.
※If you are taking your car, F Parking Lot is the closest parking from Grand Chariot. Upon arrival, hotel staff will pick up the guests and drive them to the hotel entrance.