Ninja Costume Experience

[Nara] Kashihara

Become a Ninja yourself by wearing the traditional Japanese Ninja outfit.


Per Person$23

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DetailsTry on a traditional Ninja costume and pose like a Ninja.
LocationHanairaka in Imai-cho, Kashihara City. You can also stroll around the historic Imai-cho to complete the Ninja experience.
Duration30minutes - 1hour
TransportationBus pick-up available (additional cost)


What is a Ninja?
A Ninja or Shinobi was a covert agent, or mercenary in Japan. The functions of the Ninja included espionage, sabotage, infiltration, assassination and combat in certain situations. Their covert methods of waging war contrasted the Ninja with the Samurai, who observed strict rules about honor and combat. The Shinobi proper, a specially trained group of spies and mercenaries appeared in the Sengoku or “Warring States” period in the 15th century, but antecedents may have existed in the 14 century and possibly in the 12th century.
The History Of The Ninja
The skills required of the Ninja has come to be known in modern times as Ninjutsu. The first specialized training began in the mid-15th century, when certain Samurai families started to focus on covert warfare, including espionage and assassination. Like the Samurai, Ninja were born into the profession, where traditions were kept in and passed down through the family. The Ninja was trained from childhood, as was also common in Samurai families. Outside the expected martial arts disciplines, a youth studied survival and scouting techniques, as well as information regarding poisons and explosives. Physical training was also important, which involved long distance runs, climbing, stealth methods of walking and swimming.
Ninja Disguises
The use of disguises is common and well documented. Disguises came in the form of priests, entertainers, fortune tellers, merchants, ronin and monks.
Ninja Weaponry
Although shorter swords and daggers were used, the Katana was the Ninja’s weapon of choice and was sometimes carried on the back. An array of darts, spikes, knives and sharp star-studded discs were known collectively as Shuriken. While not exclusive to the Ninja, they were an important part of the arsenal where they could be thrown in any direction.
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