Ninja Dojo and Store in Kyoto is highly praised by foreign visitors. A descendant of a ninja from the Iga school will teach you the traditional techniques and practices of ninja. The Dojo is also a ninja trick house, allowing you to experience the typical traps and tricks. This is a real training course in which you can change to the traditional ninja clothes and learn how to use the ninja weapons used in the old times.
Next to the Dojo is the ninja store where you can buy unique ninja-related goods and weapons.
As fans of martial arts movies will know, the ninja were the special forces of feudal Japan, experts in infiltration, sabotage, and assassination. However, this image reflects only part of the truth. In reality, the art of ninja included also techniques for avoiding war and techniques for surviving. This is because ninja were used as spies in order to collect information about the enemy and prevent an open war. They had to survive to deliver the secret information they obtained even if facing severe hardships. The ninja training activity aims to convey this spirit of war-avoidance and survival in everyday life.
The 1-hour entry-level basic class teaches ninja meditation "Kuji-In", ninja breathing, ninja walking, introduction gimmick and trap at ninja trick house, demonstration and training for ninja sword, sword training, kunai (dagger) training, shuriken (ninja star) training, ninja blowgun (blow darts) training. Do note that this is a group experience and you will be training along side fellow ninja aspirers.
Timings: 1pm, 3pm or 5pm
Duration: 1 hour
Entry Level Basic Ninja Training Course in Kyoto
Adult: 15 years old and above
Child: 5 to 14 years old
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Location: Dojo located near Shijo-Karasuma
Exact booking will be sent to you upon booking confirmation