"Ninja Village" Koka Things to Do Tip by Rabbityama
Koka Things to Do: 3 reviews and 13 photos
The Koka Ninja Village is a scenic little place with buildings and other things set up to help visitors learn about Koga Ninjutsu, which originated in this area. There is a small museum featuring artifacts, from clothing and props used by ninja to manuscripts. They have also recreated a ninja house, which features many different kinds of hidden passages. Ninja built their homes like this in order to have the upper hand against any possible intruders.
The Ninja Village is very interactive, and those who are willing to participate will enjoy the experience more. You can try on ninja costumes (these are mostly cheesy and for children, but it may be fun if you are in the spirit) and wear them as you walk around. You can also test your skills at throwing shuriken (throwing stars). In addition, the Ninja Village offers the opportunity to obtain your very own Ninja License. In order to get it, you must complete (or attempt) tasks that ninja often had to do, such as climbing castle walls, walking on thin ledges, traveling through underground passages, and traversing castle moats. Although it is aimed at children, it is actually quite fun for adults to try!
The structures are all reminiscent of old Japan, so the overall atmosphere is quite nice!
Entrance is 1000 yen for adults and 600 yen for children.