If a person’s job title is written as Ninja that might be the most badass profession I have ever heard. Surprisingly, there is an actual place in Nara prefecture where Ninja do exist! And you can be one of them if you have the guts to go through all the hard training in NINJA Academy school. Yes, as you just heard, a Ninja school that functions the same way as our modern schools, but with completely different material courses to offer.

Here are some course materials that are listed.

真剣斬刀術 Sword training

Strong focus!

手裏剣術 Shuriken (small star blade)

Don’t cut yourself!

吹矢息討術 Blow-dart

Fatal kill with good precision on weak body parts.



弓術 Archery

Another way to make opponent lie down without notice.

There are hundreds of weapons.

Standing behind master sensei.

Well, it is cool to sneak up on your target then silently throw a Shuriken, but a true Ninja does not only focuses on techniques, they also concentrate on body training and knowledge. Mastering the combinations of Karate, Aki-jujutsu is practical, but so is learning acupuncture, moxibustion and manipulative therapy are all equally important. Now, pack your bags to Nara, and show yourself of what you are made of. Underneath is the NINJA Academy School's address, good luck!

Ninja Academy

Address: Nara-ken, Nara-shi, Sakaharacho 2188


Hours: Sat/Sun only (by appointment), 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 06-6974-1186 or 090-8165-2488

By - grape Japan editorial staff.