The Ninja Experience: Where to Enjoy Being a Ninja

Nov 25, 2017

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If you’ve heard of samurai, then you’ve maybe heard of ninja. The ninja were spies, merchants, and assassins who lived alongside samurai in the feudal era. The greatest clans of these warriors lived in Iga and Koka, both of which were close to Kyoto, and they were hired to overthrow castles and spy on important people. They were mysterious and mythical because of their secretive ways, often depicted wearing all black and melting into the shadows.

Below are some of the places where you can get the ninja experience and try becoming a ninja yourself.

Musashi Ninja Clan

Definitely not something you should pass up if you’re interested in becoming a ninja. With full courses on how to become a ninja as well as classes on how to use throwing stars and other ninja weapons, it’s definitely the ninja paradise.

Location : Shibakoen, Tokyo Prefecture

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Edo Wonderland

Edo Wonderland offers a unique view of life in the Edo Period and has a Ninja Experience within its walls where you can learn how to become a ninja.

Location: Kinugawa, Tochigi Prefecture

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Ninja Museum of Iga-ryu

Don’t forget to try out the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum where you can watch a ninja show, see ninja weapons used in action, and learn about the history of ninjas.

Location : Iga, Mie Prefecture

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Ninja Dojo and Store

You can find this place in Kyoto where you can take one or two hour lessons on how to become a ninja with short lessons in ninja star throwing and blowgun shooting. There’s also a store where you can buy ninja items.

Location : Kyoto

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Ninja Temple

Located in the Ishikawa prefecture, this particular temple is known as the ninja temple because of its secret tunnels, traps, and rooms. It requires a reservation to visit that can be made via its website.

Location : Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture

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The Ninja Restaurant: Ninja Akasaka

Here at Ninja Akasaka you will be greeted by ninja waitresses and enjoy ninja themed magic tricks. Not quite a hands on experience like the rest of those on this list, but it’s fun and great for families who want to enjoy some surprise and magic without the throwing stars.

Location : Akasaka, tokyo

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