Discovery of the ninja villages of Japan
The villages of Iga (Mie) and Koga: the best ninja schools in Japan
At the museum of Iga (the Ninja museum of Igaryu), you can admire the clothes that could wear these warriors and see that they are not black as we can imagine but simple kimonos that yet seem to allow its wearer to go unnoticed. You will also see the Ninja Estate, a building equipped with multiple defense traps, secret passages and even small hiding places for swords. We will also explain how a ninja could infiltrate the Iga Ueno castle and you can even try your hand by putting on a suit to climb a stone wall! Know that the art of throwing ninja stars (star shaped swords), is also proposed. Here is a list of some tools used by shinobi: picks, ropes, and grapples to climb walls, wood chisels and saws for infiltration, torches, incendiary grenades, rockets, poisons and poison gas, and of course swords, knives and arches.
Togakushi Ninja Museum in Nagano prefecture
The Togakushi Ninja Museum is located in north area of Nagano prefecture. Togakushi is the place where the ninja culture developed during the battle between the Taira and Minamoto clans. The master of Togakushiryu Ninjutsu is a subordinate warrior who once went to Iga responding to his master's death to learn the art of ninjas then back to Togakushi to spead what he has leant in 12th century. Difficult to know the exact period of elite units whose main characteristic was discretion. You can also visit and experience the Ninja house with full of surprises.
Fuma Ninja Festival in Odawara (Kanagawa)
The temple of Ninja in Kanazawa
The real name of this temple is Myoryuji, but it contains an incredible number of defense devices similar to a real Ninja residence; and therefore, the temple is nicknamed "Ninja-Dera" (Ninja Temple). No ninja has ever lived in the temple that belonged to the family of Lord Kaga (former name of southern Ishikawa prefecture).
Why then build such a building? The main reason lies in the complicated relationship between the Lord and the Tokugawa shogunate. This lord was rich and powerful and on his guard to the Tokugawa.
But, as the Lord could not publicly show his defenses, he secretly prepared defenses and traps in the temple to ward off an attack and some unforeseen event.
tea village & ninja town
duration : 3 days
The Furukawa festival at the city of the movie "your name" in cherry season
Exciting drums & elegant floats fest.
The city figured in the movie"Your name"
【Nagano-Hida-Kanazawa】A getaway in the land of snows, the beauty of snowy sceneries
Beautiful pieces of scenery
Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route + Shirakawago & Kanazawa
Visit Mountainous Lands to find cultural authenticity&natural beauty:Tokyo~Kanazawa
Getaway to mountainous lands