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Become a Ninja in Osaka On a Training and Sightseeing Cruise

Ninja is a word that has made it around the world. These mystical ancient warriors that would crawl like spiders to the rooftop and enter their enemy’s house as quiet as a mouse. On a trip to Osaka, you can put yourself in a ninja’s shoes and experience a cruise of the city to see…

Explore the World of Ninja by Visiting This Ninja House in Shiga, Japan

Koka-ryu Ninjutsu Yashiki (甲賀流忍術屋敷), roughly translated as “Koka-style house of ninja techniques,” is also known as the Koka Ninja House in English. It is the former residence of Mochizuki Izumonokami (望月出雲守), the head of the leading family of the 53 Koka ninja families. Let’s take a journey to this last true ninja house located in…

Experience Being a Ninja for a Day at Chibikko Ninja Village in Nagano!

Ever dreamed of fulfilling your Hokage fantasies and finally becoming a Naruto in the making? If yes, then now is your chance! In a small village in northern Nagano (長野) Prefecture, stands a unique theme park that will satisfy your ninja yearnings in a very fun and playful way! Chibikko Ninja Village (Kids’ Ninja Village-チビッ子忍者村),…

11 Deadly Weapons Included in a Real-Life Ninja’s Arsenal

We’ve known them from a lot of movies and anime adaptations. They were among the ancient warriors who are portrayed by pop culture as the most efficient human spies who move in stealth, hide from the shadows, and attack swiftly as the wind. They are generally known as the ninja (忍者), or in a more…

Ninja Wannabe? Train to Become One at the Ninja Academy in Nara!

Do you ever think, “Man, I wish I could do that!” when you watch Naruto? In feudal Japan, a ninja, otherwise known as shinobi, must learn to fight with agility and strength, slipping in and out of missions while remaining practically invisible to their foes. Becoming a true ninja takes years of dedicated and specialized…

Oshino Ninja Village: Try Your Hand at Shuriken!

Ninjas are famous worldwide for being the silent assassins of feudal Japan. The ninja played a role in the warring states period of Japanese history, infiltrating and assassinating top targets. Many people from across the world are fascinated by these agile agents. Oshino Ninja Village ”Shinobi no Sato” opened in 2015 near the base of…