ninja

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…

How to Become a Ninja? Learn the essentials at Musashi Ninja Workshop!

Ninja or shinobi were the covert agents in the Medieval Japan. They normally would belong to a secretive group of well-trained agents. Their primary functions were espionage, infiltration, sabotage and assassination. Somewhere in Tokyo, you can find a special place to have a real ninja experience with the help of the Musashi Ninja Clan. The…

The Incredible Ninja Restaurant and Labyrinth, Kyoto

When you think of Japan almost everybody thinks of ninjas, but what about when you think about Japanese dining? In Kyoto, the two go hand in hand at the famous “Ninja restaurant”. Located near Kawaramachi station on the Hankyu line, it’s within easy reach of downtown Kyoto so it’s a perfect spot to start a…

4 Themed Restaurants in Tokyo You Simply Must Visit!

Japan is famous for its culinary art. They do not just serve your gastronomic needs but they serve it with style. But Japanese art does not limit to its cuisines’ creativity, their inventive nature leads them to creating ingenious themed restaurants drawing thousands of locals and tourists to enjoy not just the food but also…

Eigamura The Japanese Hollywood

Attractions Located at Azumasa area of Kyoto, Eigamura the Japanese world for eiga (=movie), and mura (=village), was described by Karla Cripps, a CNN writer, as The Hollywood of Japan. The place has many other names among Japanese, such as Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (東映太秦映画村, or Kyoto Studio Park or simply the Movie Land. It was…

Dinner served by NINJAs

Secret, Mystery and Adventure…they are ninjas related words. What do you think about adding them to you meal? Well, one of most interesting things about Japan is, for sure, the food. Having a meal here is far more than tasting exotic or raw sources of proteins (fish, seafood, vegetables, tofu). It is surprising how Japanese…

Best Japanese restaurants for a good cultural shock

You might have been to a Japanese Izakaya. It’s a Japanese-style bar-restaurant and most of them let you learn about Japanese food, service and culture. There are tons of Izakayas all round and you might be wondering which one you’d better visit. So let me introduce some of the recommended Izakayas. 1. Tsukada Noujou You…

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Experience the Japanese Movie and Anime fantasy world!

Toei Kyoto Studio Park (東映太秦映画村), also known as Kyoto movie land, is a must visit spot for every Japanese movie and anime fans. The studio which has been operating from 1975, is currently the biggest studio in Japan (approximately 36,000 square meters!) and the only studio which also operates as a theme park. The initial…