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  • - Good morning, guys.

  • We are here at Ueno castle in Iga,

  • which is the ninja mecca of Japan.

  • This is where a lot of ninja culture originates

  • and it's also where most of the ninja in Japan lived

  • and went about their lives.

  • So we're on our way to see the ninja show here in Iga.

  • And this ninja show is supposed to be top-notch,

  • unlike any ninja show we've seen yet.

  • - The Iga ninja are known to be some of the most

  • influential ninja in history,

  • especially during the Edo period

  • due to their working relationship with Tokugawa Ieyasu

  • and their versatile roles as mercenaries as well as spies.

  • Because of this,

  • the Iga clan was very skilled in hand-to-hand combat,

  • explosives, poisons, concealed weaponry, stealth

  • and various other battle tactics that made them a threat

  • to enemy feudal lords.

  • These days at the Igaryu Ninja Museum,

  • you can drop in and witness these battle tactics

  • first hand at the ninja show,

  • where trained professionals mime close combat

  • with precise movements and use real weapons in their hands.

  • - Out of all the ninja shows I've seen across Japan,

  • this one was definitely the most entertaining.

  • We have come to the middle of the mountains.

  • It's a beautiful day.

  • I am at the visitor center for the ninja village.

  • I'm about to go in.

  • They're gonna lend me some ninja clothes

  • and then we're really gonna get into the ninja mood

  • as we go out and explore the rest of the ninja village.

  • - Okay.

  • To be honest, when he said we were going

  • to a ninja training ground, I had no idea what to expect.

  • This area is kid friendly, right?

  • How hard can it be?

  • Oh my God.

  • How did he do that?

  • Okay, okay.

  • The first step is to try and just see how it goes.

  • And then if there's a thing I can't do,

  • then I'll learn how to do it.

  • And since he can do it, I'm pretty sure I can do it.

  • No, I'm okay.

  • - Okay, bye. (laughs)

  • - Apparently this park, this ninja park,

  • is really popular with families and children,

  • and I can see why.

  • 'Cause I remember, as a kid, I used to love stuff like this

  • and I would do it all the time.

  • In Canada we have the Boy Scouts campground,

  • and the Boy Scouts campground

  • had the same kind of walls that you could climb over

  • and a bunch of obstacle courses

  • and they were so much fun,

  • and I'm really glad that a place like this exists in Japan

  • where kids can have that same experience.

  • Whoa, this is like an entire room dedicated to VR.

  • - That was a lot of fun.

  • That was so much fun.

  • But my God, you use a lot of energy

  • and you don't even realize it.

  • And I died,

  • and I feel like I've never been so happy to die

  • because now I can rest, forever.

  • - Yeah, I'm a ninja.

  • I got a scroll.

  • I'm a certified ninja after all this work.

  • I can say it's been a long road,

  • I've worked really hard at this,

  • I've studied a lot.

  • I'm happy, I'm in a good mood.

- Good morning, guys.

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NINJA TRAINING IN IGA! Japan's oldest and most famous Ninja Village!

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/03/24
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