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The Mizugumo Water Spider Pond where you can walk on water. A few visitors, wearing ninja costumes, try it out.1119 views
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As a theme park, the Koka-no-Sato Ninjutsu-mura or Koka Ninja Village offers a good tourist sampling of ninja in a hidden village of former ninja houses transplanted to this "village." Entrance to Koka Ninja Village, tucked away in a hidden, lus1018 viewsEntrance to Koka Ninja Village, tucked away in a hidden, lush forest. Quite far from the nearest train station (Koka Station on the Kusatsu Line). You can call them from the train station to be picked up.
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There he goes, not exactly walking on water. Just dragging himself across with the rope. This is only for anime-like amusement. This is not how the ninja did it.909 views
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Gift shop sells shuriken. Also see the Koka Ninja House. Koka Ninja Village Web site here.885 views
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The Ninja house (Ninja yashiki) is one of the main attractions of the Ninja Village. This was an actual ninja house belonging to the Fujibayashi ninja family. It was disassembled and transplanted here from Ohara Ichiba in Koka.833 views
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Ninja armored suit for protection against swords.794 views
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Shuriken target practice at the Shuriken Dojo in Koka Ninja Village, Shiga Prefecture. 手裏剣道場780 views
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Water spider: How the ninja did it. This drawing from the Koka Ninja House shows how it was done. The ninja sat on the board inside the wooden ring and waded through the water while partially submerged. His wooden clogs had small flippers.750 views
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Whoa, almost fell into the water!726 views
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Grab the rope and step into the foot rings. Of course, ninja never wore a bright red costume. You can rent a ninja suit in various colors for 600 yen.698 views
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Koka Ninja Museum also has showcases with various ninja costumes, documents, weapons, etc. The museum is kind of rundown though.678 views
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Shuriken throwing knives.660 views
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Other activities.654 views
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Ninja's secret language. A codified system.647 views
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Shinobi Shrine is what you first see. Worships all the nameless ninja who died. The ninja never tried to gain fame. They remained unknown. 志能備神社628 views
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Inside the ninja house. A hearth with a escape hatch at the bottom.625 views
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Tools for making medicine (including gunpowder). Many Koka (Koga) ninja were medicine makers. It was a disguise and a means to gather information from people when they went around selling medicines. Koka ninja were always in contact with the local people.615 views
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Ninja house attic showing the thatched roof.611 views1 comments
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Honolulu Advertiser newspaper from Hawaii featuring a photo of a ninja from Koka who performed at Ala Moana Shopping Center in 1990.611 views1 comments
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Ninja looked at a cat's eyes to find out what time it was. If the iris was almost closed, it was noon. If dilated, it was late at night. Must've been troublesome to find and snatch a cat to find out what time it was.600 views1 comments
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Map of Japan showing numerous ninja schools which existed during the feudal era. Iga-Ueno and Koga ninja were the most famous.599 views
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Ninja well with an escape tunnel which you can almost walk through.598 views
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A pair of floating rings with a platform in the middle.597 views
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Hearth with a escape hatch at the bottom. A tour guide shows you the gimmicks of the house.587 views1 comments
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Shuriken throwing knives.581 views
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Inside Koka Ninja Museum which opened in 1983. The dirt-floored room has various ninja ladders.571 views
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Giant Buddha's hand. Used in a 1982 ninja movie. The hand has the same scale as the Giant Buddha's hand in Nara's Todaiji temple.562 views
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Shigaraki tanuki racoon dogs.560 views
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Shinobi Shrine has a statue of Daikokuten, one of the seven gods of good fortune. He is worshipped for good marriage, food, and prosperity. Made during the early Edo Period, it's Japan's largest wooden statue of Daikokuten. 大黒天556 views1 comments
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Path to Koka Ninjutsu-mura Village. Admission is 1,000 yen for adults. Cheaper for students. Open 10 am - 5 pm. Free shuttle bus available from JR Koka Station. Phone: 0748-88-5000550 views
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Ninja dolls542 views
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Trap door behind a scroll with the kanji "shinobi" (stealth).521 views
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Going through the trap door.519 views1 comments
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Roof with ninja family crest.502 views
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Shuriken Dojo Hall 手裏剣道場496 views
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Next to the Ninja house is the Koka Ninja Museum (Koka Ninjutsu Hakubutsukan). This was also a fomer house transplanted here. 甲賀忍術博物館493 views
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The Ninja house was built in 1842. There is a guide (dressed in ninja costume) inside to show you around.476 views1 comments
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Monument for Sarutobi Sasuke, a famous Koga ninja who was born in Koka. However, he was only fictional character. Ninjas never tried to become famous. 猿飛佐助の碑475 views
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Swinging down a rope.471 views
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Ninja costumes for sale. 10,000 yen for adult costume, and 7,000 yen for children's size.471 views
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This entire ceiling was designed to fall down on any assailant in this room.467 views
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Medicine packages from Koka ninja-related medicine companies. Even today, Koka has numerous medicine manufacturers.461 views
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Castle wall to climb on.461 views
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Path down to Koka Ninja Village. Lots of greenery. MAP450 views
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Wall to climb on446 views
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Shuriken Dojo has a few stalls. For a few hundred yen, you can throw real shuriken at wooden targets.440 views
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Shigaraki pottery lessons430 views
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Outdoor stage, where they hold events like the Miss Kunoichi Contest.412 views
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