From Oct. 1, the Hanayashiki Ninja Dojo started offering lessons in the way of the ninja. While participants won’t exactly become fully fledged assassins, there is a strong chance that laughter will sneak up on them.
The training sessions consist of four parts: sword handling, walking silently, using camouflage and throwing shuriken. These lessons are all incorporated into a skit, with the employees portraying famous ninja.
The skit outlines some of the history of ninja, along with brief information about famous ninja and the different styles of ninjutsu. While the lessons are delivered in Japanese, the dialogue is displayed onscreen in English and English-speaking staff are on hand.
The dojo can be found within Maruhana Ninja Store near the historic Hanayashiki Amusement Park in Asakusa. Multiple training sessions are offered daily for ¥2,000 per person.
For more information see the Hanayashiki website or call 03-3842-5587.
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