What is NINJA WALK?
Dress up in ninja, become yourself this legendary hero to stroll around major spots of Tokyo and ninja relevant sites. It will be perfect for those who like Ninja or looking for an unique experience. Our tour offers you a whole new experience even locals have never experienced. Have fun and share it with your friends.
The tour is sponsored by Japan Ninja Council, the one and only official Ninja organization in the world. All sites in this tour are supervised by Iga-Ueno tourist association and Prof. Yuji Yamada, the leading figure in ninja academic research teaching Ninjutsu at Mie University, both located in Iga-city Mie prefecture, known as the sanctuary of Ninja.
Admission is free as this is a monitor tour including lunch (bento box) in a Ninja-themed restaurant, ninja costume and transportation fee during the tour. Reservation can be made for up to 2 participants per application and the total number of participants to the tour is limited to 15.
This tour is provided only for non-Japanese people. Tour guide speaks French and English.
All participants must wear ninja costume and agree to be taken photos and movie for Japan Ninja Council for showing them on web-sites etc. for marketing purpose. Participants are also requested to answer questionnaires as well as upload the experiences to SNS sites by themselves after the tour.
The tour will be held rain or shine. It will be also executed with measures to prevent COVID-19 infection. However, Japan Ninja Council may postpone the tour to other date, or cancel due to very bad conditions of weather or COVID-19 proliferation etc.
We will move around Tokyo by walking and subways. Total distance of walking will be about 8km (5mi).
9:00 Meet at the Ninja Samurai Dojo in Asakusa https://www.ninjasamurai.tokyo/
Change to ninja costume and depart.
Hanzo-mon Gate in the old Edo castle (current Imperial palace plaza), named after the legendary Ninja, Hattori Hanzo who served Tokugawa Ieyasu, the 1st Shogun of Tokugawa Shogunate.
Shimizudani Park, where the Ninja, Hattori Hanzo lived in a hermitage after he renounced the secular world.
Sainenji-temple, learn about the story of the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Ninja Hattori Hanzo who was buried here.
Bento box lunch in the ninja-themed restaurant “NINJA AKASAKA” near Akasaka Mitsuke St.
The Imperial Palace Plaza, visit Sakurada-mon Gate, the Double Bridge and the statue of Kusunoki Masashige who was a samurai supported the Emperor Godaigo and commanded Ninja forces.
Return to the Ninja Samurai Dojo in Asakusa and experience Ninja training.
16:30 Change the clothes and the tour is dismissed.
Please be aware in advance
A person who is 3 years old or younger cannot join the tour.
We will check participants’ health condition at the meeting place before the tour starts. You may be requested not to join the tour if you have a fever of 37.5 degree C or more or you don’t feel good etc.
If you have any food allergy, please bring your own lunch as we cannot provide allergen-free food.
Things to bring
Facemask to prevent COVID-19 infection
No jacket or anything is allowed to put on top of the Ninja costume. Please bring enough warm underwear and/or sweater etc. especially during the cold season.