Friday, November 9, 2012

Be a NINJA in JAPAN

■Toei Kyoto Studio Park [東映太秦映画村]

This movie studio replicated an old town in the Edo era to be used for filming Japanese movies and tv dramas.
You can rent a costume of a Japanese princess and Shinsengumi (Shogunate police and armed forces in the Edo period), and walk through the studio.
There is also a Ninja house, animation and Ukiyoe museums. You can stay all day.

http://toei-eigamura.com/en/ (English)   ←check


■Ninja Yashiki (House)【忍者屋敷】
The one and only real Ninja house that exists in Japan.
Experience several tricks in the house which Ninja used to protect themselves from enemies.

滋賀県甲賀市甲南町竜法師2331
2331 Ryuhoushi,Kounan-cho,Kouga-shi,Shiga
http://www.kouka-ninjya.com/index.html (japanese)
JR Kusatsu-Line "Kounan sta." (JR草津線甲南駅) 
admission:600yen

■Ninjamura (Village)【忍者村】
You can get the feel of what being a Ninja is like here. You can throw Shuriken (throwing knives) and do Ninja training.
Kouga Ninjyutsu Museum has the largest selection of Ninja related materials.

滋賀県甲賀市甲賀町隠岐394
394 Iki,Koga-cho,Koga-shi,Shiga,Japan
http://koka.ninpou.jp/index.html(Japanese)
admission:1000yen

JR Kusatsu-Line (for Takushoku sta.) "Kounan sta." (JR草津線甲南駅 ※拓殖駅行き)