Ninja Experience and Traning in Kyoto

Ninja Experience Kyoto


Never before has it been made so easy to experience the life of the Ninja. At the Kyoto Samurai and Ninja museum you can join the ranks of these mysterious and elite Ninja.

Residents and visitors alike can delight in the Ninja realm. You will learn about Ninja in Japan’s history and what kind of weapons and tools were used as they carried out covert missions.

Ninja costume shooting

Traditional Ninja style costume

You will dress in the famous traditional Ninja style costume. Donning this famous black uniform is the first step in your new life as a Ninja spy.

With an authentic background for your photos, you will appear to have stepped out of Japanese folklore. Photographs are wonderful souvenirs of your Ninja experience and so much fun to share with family and friends.

The special training of ninja

Ninja Experience Kyoto

Then your Ninja master will teach you some of the secret moves, such as sneaking and evading enemies. Then there is the final test where, should you pass, you officially become a Ninja. Are you ready to dodge the sword?

Concentration training of ninja

Ninja traning Kyoto

The ninja must sneak up behind the enemy without being noticed and defeat him without failure. In such situations, ninjas need extraordinary concentration to perform well. In this training, you will develop the concentration required for a ninja in a modern way.

This ticket includes the full basic activities of the basic ticket.

  • Guide Tour of Samurai Museum Kyoto

    Samurai armor trial

  • Samurai Sword in Kyoto

    Discover samurai weapons

  • Guide Tour of Samurai Museum Kyoto

    Guided tour of the museum

  • Ninja Shuriken throw Kyoto

    Learn the secrets of ninja

  • Ninja Shuriken throw Kyoto

    Ninja star throw competition

  • Ninja weapons Kyoto

    Use the ninja blow gun

The ticket includes the full basic activities of the regular tour and ninja weapons experience. Once you have completed the activity then your Samurai experience truly begins.

Ticket including : 1. Guided tour of the Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum / 2. Samurai armor trial / 3. Discover samurai weapons / 4. Samurai history quiz / 5. Ninja star throw competition / 6. Learn the secrets of ninja / 7. Use the ninja blow gun

Basic Ticket

Guided tour
+ 2 Samurai experiences
+ 3 Ninja experiences

The guided tour will take you all the way through the history of the Samurai and Ninja with great tales and facts. After the museum offers activities so you can truly become a part of the history by becoming Samurai whilst wearing Samurai armour costumes and then being trained in the ancient arts of the Ninja by learning how to throw the Ninja star (Shuriken) and using Blowguns (Fukiya).

Guided tour of the Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum

Guide Tour of Samurai Museum Kyoto

The tour is entertaining and interesting for parents, kids and hardcore Samurai and Ninja fans. No matter your knowledge of Japan's history you can learn something and enjoy the stories of these famous warriors of old Japan. As you are taken through this tour you will also be able to check out, up close and personal, many of the artifacts the museum has on display. Swords, armour, tools, and implements of Japan’s history from the Edo period (three hundred years ago) and even further back in time! After that comes the really fun bit!

Samurai Experiences ( Included in the basic ticket )

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Samurai armor trial

With the activities you get to live the life of a samurai by wearing the samurai armour costumes and a sword, of course, this is the perfect time for those holiday snaps to really keep the memories of this experience alive.

Try on full samurai armor for your souvenir pictures. Our armors come in unisex styles and a variety of sizes for everyone, including children! You will even get a selection of varied replica swords to choose from.

Samurai Experience Kyoto

Discover samurai weapons

You’ll also get a glimpse of what it was like to be one of the most prestigious ruling classes of old Japan. Bear the honor of the samurai as you learn how to hold and sheath a katana, just like the samurai and their two swords – one for the enemy, and one for their honorable punishment.

Ninja Experiences ( Included in the basic ticket )

Ninja Experience Kyoto

Learn the secrets of ninja

The fun doesn’t stop there though, next up is your Ninja training!

You will learn about the ninja in Japan’s history and what kind of weapons and tools they used for their covert missions. Everyone in the family will be able to participate in games and workshops! The lessons will be fun and simple for the kids to enjoy.

Ninja Experience Kyoto

Ninja star throw competition

Learn how to throw ninja stars. Once you have had some practice then it’s time for the famous Ninja competition. Test your targeting skills with our fun activities like throwing a shuriken! You can have a friendly competition with your friends and family during the training.

Ninja Experience Kyoto

Use a Ninja blowgun

Your experience will also include using the ninja blowgun, also known as the fukiya. These can also be referred to as blow darts! You can have a friendly competition among your group during a target practice game too.

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Ninja Facts

Ninja have been the subject of Japanese folklore and popular books and media. Born into the profession Ninja were trained in the ways of deception and manipulation of nature at an early age. Physical training, martial arts and climbing techniques for entering castles were all a part of the education. Some believed Ninja could walk on water, become invisible and even fly. Who would not want to be Ninja?

Ninja fighting Kyoto

Starting at an early age children were trained in the ways of the Ninja.

In many areas of the world, the word Ninja has come to mean black clothed mysterious beings that can perform superhuman feats. Popular movies and television are largely responsible for the attire, but Ninja legends are a part of history in Japan. Folklore portrays Ninja as possessing supernatural powers that allowed them to fly, become invisible, walk on water, and shape shift. Ninja could accomplish these extraordinary acts because they had mastered control over the elements of nature. Though there are numerous folk tales and stories, it is rare to find historical records. What accounts do exist state Ninja were born into the profession. Secrets and traditions were passed from generation to generation. Starting at an early age children were trained in the ways of the Ninja including martial arts, climbing buildings, avoiding detection, diversions, and how to use a variety of weapons.

Ninja fighting Kyoto

Often the Ninja would dress as a peasant farmer or woodcutter.

Misguided efforts to connect Samurai and Ninja likely stem from the fact that both are born into their profession and begin training within the family at an early age. Samurai observed a code of honor and a strict set of rules. Ninja did not have a code and employed disguise and secrecy to carry out their duties. The masters of deception were often mercenaries hired to perform covert acts. Ninja used a wide assortment of skills to carry out their assignments which included infiltrating groups or areas, espionage, guerilla warfare, and assassinations. The primary tool of the Ninja was disguise. Often the Ninja would dress as a peasant farmer or woodcutter. Disguised as a common worker Ninja could slip into almost any town or village. Ninja were trained to use their skills of stealth instead of engaging in open fighting.