Kyoto Ninja VR Experience

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Virtual Reality, VR, has arrived in Kyoto. Now you can enjoy this unique experience in the heart of Kyoto at the Kyoto’s newest museum: Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum. We have picked the best VR ninja games for you to have an unforgettable virtual reality memories in Kyoto. This ticket of course includes other ninja experiences and the samurai & ninja history tour.

This experience includes all the following

  • Putting on the VR gogles and playing 3 different Ninja games which consist of shuriken throwing, bamboo cutting, and fighting against the samurais.
  • Wearing the ninja outfit
  • Throwing phsical shurikens at the target
  • Using a blow gun
  • Taking the samuri & ninja museum tour and learning about the history of ninja The whole experience lasts about 90 minutes


Become a ninja in Kyoto. An amazing ninja experience for kids and for the whole family for Kyoto visitors. Free tour of the Samurai and Ninja Museum are included.
  •    Wear a ninja outfit and transform into a modern day ninja
  •    Throw shurikens (ninja stars) like a real ninja
  •    Use the ninja blow gun

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 shapeshift. 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. 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. The tools used by Ninja included numerous types of knives and darts collectively known as shuriken as well as blowguns, poisons, and explosives. Ninja were trained to use their skills of stealth instead of engaging in open fighting.

  •    Ninja manuals focused on avoiding detection and how to escape if captured.
  •    Blowguns, poison darts, and blinding powder were just a few of the Ninja weapons.
  •    Five-star shuriken are well-known symbols of the Ninja.
  •    Ninja ate vegetarian diets to avoid having body odor.


Ninja Experience in Kyoto

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? Now you can experience the mysterious world when you visit the Samurai and Ninja Museum in Japan. 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. Your transformation into Ninja begins with the trained staff that will help you to choose and dress in traditional attire for your experience. Then you will be ready to try your skill at throwing shuriken in the Japanese room. Shuriken are star shaped metal daggers usually thrown to distract an opponent. To top off the experience, you will have a photo shoot while dressed as Ninja. 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.

Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum

The Samurai & Ninja Museum Kyoto is one of the leading samurai museums in Japan, with a wide range of displays from all throughout Japan’s rich history. We are the only experience-based museum that specializes in providing in-depth and immersive activities that provide our visitors with new perspectives on Japanese history.
We have displays ranging from armors and weapons of the great samurai warriors and the mystical ninjas to everyday tools and artifacts from medieval and ancient Japan. Our souvenir gift shop features replica swords, tabi socks, and tabi shoes. 
We provide guided tours every day, lead by friendly staff who are fluent in English and Japanese. Join us as you explore the glorious history of the legendary samurais and the mysterious ninjas!

Contact Us

Address: 寺町詩の小路 2F, 292 Higashidaimonjicho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8043, Japan