All About Japan

Take a Peek Inside the Ninja Trick House

| Ninja , Tokyo

Hidden among the bars, restaurants and brightly lit neon signs of Shinjuku’s bustling Kabukicho district is a group of ninja, housed in a beautiful traditional Japanese room, waiting to share their secrets with visitors who are lucky enough to find them.

Located on the fourth floor of a multi-tenant building, a row of beautiful vermilion torii gates immediately transports visitors to a traditional Japanese world upon arrival.

The setting takes you back to Japan’s Sengoku Period (1467-1590), a time of war and unrest that was also the golden era for ninja, who were highly valued and frequently employed to use their unique skills to spy on enemies and set out on clandestine missions.

Waiting in front of the beautifully decorated sliding doors for several minutes, as the party inside finished up their session, the atmospheric mood lighting added a sense of tension, building up the excitement for what lay in store. When the doors opened, the inner sanctuary revealed a traditional tatami-matted Japanese room, the perfect setting for a ninja display.

After being greeted by the resident ninja, visitors take part in a scavenger hunt, discovering the different tools and secrets concealed around the room.

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