Ninja Experience and Traning in Kyoto

Ninja Experience Tokyo


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?

Ninja star throw competition

Ninja traning Kyoto

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.

Use a Ninja blowgun

Ninja Experience Kyoto

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.

Samurai armor trial

Ninja traning Kyoto

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.

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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?

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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.

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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.