Be a Ninja: Learn Five Basic Techniques

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Find your inner ninja with this hands on experience. Learn 5 basic ninja techniques by a real professional in a ninja stable in Tokyo!

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  • This hands-on experience will teach you the basics of ninja meditation and five basic techniques!
  • Wear Ninja outfits and get into the role if a Ninja in Tokyo
  • You will learn the heart of being a ninja and the tradition.

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Information available upon booking.

Important Information

Our dojo (studio) availability

The time slots available for experiences
Sun: 10am 1:15pm 4pm 7pm
Mon: 10am 1:15pm 4pm 7pm
Tue: 10am 1:15pm 4pm
Wed: 10am 1:15pm 4pm
Thu: 10am 1:15pm 4pm
Fri: 10am 1:15pm 4pm
Sat: 3:30pm, 6pm (the 2nd and 4th Saturday)

Early hour training is available upon request.
If your training starts before 9 am or after 8pm, there's an additional charge of 2000 yen a person.
Please book for the [Add-on] option in addition to your experience fee.

Children : 5-11 years old.
Anyone who is 11 or under must be accompanied by a participating guardian.

For a child to participate in our training, (s)he is expected to understand the following:
1. Follow directions from adults.
2. No walking around in the dojo when people are training.
3. No touching the weapons without permission.

Tell us your height and the name of your hotel upon booking.

If you want to buy a black gi and a mask and a hood, please let us know at least one week prior to your experience session.

What you need to bring

A dark T-shirt

Meet your host :
  • English (Fluent)
  • 日本語 (Fluent)

My name is Shibata Vanessa. I'm the head of a ninja-samurai clan named Musashi Ichizoku. If you study a bit of the Japanese history, you'll come across a name "Shibata Katsuie" , my ancestor who fought the Battle of Shizugatake in 1583.

Our ancestors worked for Tokugawa Shogunate Government for 265 years, and we have kept our traditions to this date.
I started a ninja tour to offer international visitors, especially families, a chance to see something authentic and interesting at the same time, in addition to introducing our legacy to the general public in Japan and to giving my young shinobi friends some chances to share their arts and thoughts.
My dojo (training place) is located near a JR station.
At our dojo in Tokyo, you'll see nimpo taijutsu based on my samurai-ninja weapon-smith family legacy of 420 years. We'll show you the very basics skills of a ninja, which are perhaps enough for the general public who want to get a glimpse of our legacy. Coming here, you will find that there are still shinobis in the world today.
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Reviews (67)

  • Colleen Colleen

    Unique & Memorable Experience

    Vanessa met us at the Tabata Station, which was easy to get to using the JR Yamanote Line and she brought us to her Dojo (training studio). She explained the history of her ancestors on our short walk to the Dojo. Upon arriving, it was a bit intimidating at first as the Dojo was dark and we were greeted by our instructor as we arrived. We began with meditation, followed by a demonstration from our teacher. As the instructor spoke Vanessa translated everything in English. After the demonstration we put on our ninja gear and began our lessons. Our children, ages 5 and 9, and my husband and I have never had any karate training and had a blast learning to use ninja starts and a blow gun. There was plenty of laughter and cheering during the class portion, that made everyone feel safe and the initial intimidation was over and we all had a wonderful time. This is truly a once in a lifetime experience and we are so glad we did it! Not to be missed! (Family from Chicago, IL)

  • Mads Mads

    Authentic great experience

    In general a great experience
    After being picked up at the station during a short walk to the authentic dojo. We we told the family story about the Ninja history.
    Apon arrival to the dojo a masked ninja waited. There were a ceremony in almost darkness, and a "show" where the ninja showed some of his skills.
    We changed clothes to "gi at were introduced to several ninja weapons.
    Her after we learned to use some technics and weapons.
    We recommend the this were authentic experience to people like us. Who wanted to try and feel the ninja culture.
    -Belmina and Mads (Denmark)

  • Michael Michael

    Excellent 2 hour experience

    I bought the ninja workshop as a birthday present for my Husband. He loved it. The staff were so friendly and welcoming and very professional. Highly recommend this dojo.

  • Sven Sven

    I had a great time at this dojo.

    Don't miss out on this when in Tokyo! The concept is truly genuine and informative without holding back on hands-on exercises. I would recommend this to anyone travelling to Tokyo.

  • Claudia Claudia

    If you are a fan of Ninjas you must take this tour when in Japan!!

    I wasn't sure what to expect. Maybe a few pictures with a guy dressed like a ninja and some bad acting. OH NO, that was not at all what I got! It was a wonderful lesson both physically and historically. I was told the family history by a wonderful English speaking member of the clan. The ninja teacher in my care was AMAZING!! So skilled, patient and generous. I could have just watched him for hours doing his super cool moves! I will be back for sure! You should absolutely do this tour. I have seen other cheap ninja experiences around Japan and they will never be able to deliver the unforgettable experience I had with this tour.

  • Natascha Natascha

    cant stop talking about this experience!

    well worth the time and money! Such a unique fun experience led by wonderful welcoming hosts. I would recommend this to all skills levels.

  • Miza Miza

    We love it!!

    My son love it very much. He doesn't want to go back and ask for another lesson. Hehe. Will definitely do it again when we come back in Tokyo.

  • Jose Jose


    This was an amazing experience - it was cool enough to learn about the traditions and history of ninjitsu but to actually wear the gear and practice the skill made it truly awesome. I highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Tokyo!

  • Ben Ben

    Amazing experience

    Fantastic and highly recommend this.

    The whole experience from beginning to end was great.
    Book it and don't miss out.

  • Tiril Tiril


    Wow! This was definitely the highlight of our Tokyo trip. Love the way the glass was divided into seprerat parts. As learning about ninjas backstory, and you got to challenge your self. It was a great team of people working there, they really pumped us up and were as exited as we were when you accomplished your ninja taskes. It was all and all an great experience! Find your self in Tokyo, this is a must. Me and my mom really felt like ninjas walking from the class:)

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