The History of the Ninja
Few aspects of Japanese history have captured the imagination and fascination of a global audience as much as that of the ninja, but just how accurate are these modern portrayals?
Trip Idea #4 : Iga Ueno
Iga City, located in Northern Mie Prefecture is primarily known for its rich history of ninja traditions and practices. Historically home to one of the two main ninja schools, Iga ninjas used the local mountains and forests to train in the art of ‘Ninjitsu’.
Trip Idea #3 : Yahiko Village
Located in central Niigata Prefecture, by the Sea of Japan, Yahiko Village is considered one of Japan's most sacred areas. According to legend, the great grandson of Shinto Japan's founding deity, Amaterasu-omikami, settled here.
Trip Idea #2 : Ise-Shima
Ise-Shima is located in the south east of Mie Prefecture. The surrounding peninsula is also known as Ise-Shima National Park. In this gorgeous resort setting you can find Japan's most sacred Shinto shrines.