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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.
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 acompanied by a participating guardian.
For a child to participate in our training, (s)he is expected to understand the following:
1. Follow the words of adults.
2. No walking around in the dojo when people are training.
3. No touching the weapons without permission.
We need to know your height and the name of your hotel.
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
- 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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This is the first thing we did in Tokyo and the kids (ages 8 & 9) couldn't stop talking about it! They even wanted to come back the next day. Days later, after going to Legoland and DisneySea, I asked my kids again which activity was their favorite. Hands down, it was the Ninja session for them! There was much to learn, even for adults.
My two boys (13 and 10 year olds) participated in this lesson recently. They had a fabulous time! My boys do not understand Japanese so there was an interpreter there who helped them understand everything that was going on. Everyone was dressed in Ninja attire, including my boys, which made them really feel as if they were immersed in the world of Ninjas. First, the master showcased his sword skill. Then his teenaged son, who had been training since he was 3 years old impressed us with his skills. After that my boys were introduced to different Ninja skills and allowed to practice them, including throwing Ninja stars and nails and blowing poison darts. They were also shown various other Ninja weapons. The session was very educational and cleared up some misconceptions that people have about the Ninja world. We were very pleased to hear from the master that the skills of a Ninja are not necessarily just a way to fight well, but also allows a person to find focus, which is helpful in one's daily life. He said that with focus, one can achieve anything he/she wants. The master also emphasized that the main role of a Ninja is to have a pure heart and strive to help those around him. What great lessons for my boys that the skills mastered by a Ninja are relevant today as they were in feudal Japan. We would highly recommend this attraction for people, young and old, to learn more about the sometimes mysterious world of the Ninja!
My 12 year old son had a fantastic time learning Ninja techniques. It was an enjoyable and informative morning. The trainer and the host (who also translated) were both very professional. The only problem is now I have to be on my guard at home in case he jumps out on me!
This was no doubt the highlight of our trip to Japan. Our three teenagers really enjoyed it, and all the information was just as interesting to the adults. The ninja master was excellent and our interpreter was amazing! I hope their family continues this wonderful tradition.
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