If you love Kimetsu no Yaiba and cats, then this is the event for you. “Neko to no odayakana hibi”, otherwise known in English as “Peaceful days with cats”, is a collab event that runs from February 5-April 30, 2021. Namja Town is collaborating with Kimetsu no Yaiba to bring you cute anime-themed food, event-exclusive merch, and interactive theme park games.
If you head on to Ikebukuro’s Sunshine City, you will find a theme park connected to the mall. Head on in for just 800yen (about $8USD) for adults and 500yen (about $5USD) for kids.
Various Activities You’ll Come Across
Once you go inside, make sure to line up for the mini-games because they have limited time slots. In order to manage the safety of visitors, guests are required to get a reservation in advance to play the mini-games.
The first game they feature is a “Water Breathing” technique test. The guide hands you a sword and based on the prompt on the big screens, you give it your best swing and it will rate your ability. Depending on your score, you can win posters, acrylic charms, or a clear sheet of your choice.
Afterward, you can also join the “Stamp Rally” where you go around the winding halls and rooms of the whole theme park to find life-size boards of Kimetsu no Yaiba characters who give you clues to your scavenger hunt.
This task requires you to look for a missing cat. There are many hidden paths and routes and your mission is to find a specific stamp that would indicate that you found the lost cat. You can go back to the booth to claim your prize after finishing this task. Prizes can be acrylic standees or prop-up boards of the characters depending on how well you do.
During the first few days of the event, Namja Town really fills up with collectors who want to dive in and grab the event’s exclusive goods. For this event, they have button badges, a name badge collection shaped like cats, clear files featuring the Kimetsu no Yaiba characters with different adorable cats, standees, and dioramas.
If your total purchase reaches at least 3,000 yen, then you can get a free illustration sheet of either Tanjiro, Nezuko, Zenitsu, Inosuke, or Tomioka at random. I suggest going in as soon as possible because these run out fairly quickly.
The Japanese-style setting really fits Kimetsu no Yaiba and you will find visitors dressing up or snapping photos of their plushies and figures. But the most Instagrammable part of this event is, of course, the food!
There is an alley called Gyoza Street where you can find small plates of food from Gyoza, Yakisoba, Tempura, croquettes, and other tempting savory dishes to sweet treats like Taiyaki, ice cream, cake, and milkshakes. There are plenty of choices so be ready to grab all your favorites before finding a seat.
You can sit and eat anywhere in the park. There are even hidden rooms you can just open up and be amazed at the cool Japanese aesthetics like Tatami rooms or olden back alley eateries.
Some of the food stalls have Kimetsu no Yaiba-themed dishes. Each of these comes with an event-exclusive glittering postcard. To keep them pristine, you can choose to have them laminated at the shop for 150yen. It’s really good quality and it can be tempting to collect them all. The treats are a little bit pricier than most places but the collectibles and ambiance sure make them worthwhile.
This collab event is entertaining for adults and kids alike especially if you love Kimetsu no Yaiba. If you just so happen to be in Japan, make sure to stop by here! Or if you’re a little ways away, it’s not too late, guys…