Learn the Way of the NinjaKyoto, Japan
Ever wanted super powers? Get one step closer by delving into the legend of the ninja in Japan. Your first stop is Kyoto, where you’ll learn to use a bow and arrow in an archery class. Next, you’ll study the ancient art of kenbu (sword dancing). In your downtime, explore the city’s temples or visit a tearoom for a warm cup of matcha. Board a shinkansen (bullet train) and zoom to Tokyo where you’ll undertake the ultimate ninja experience: a training session at a dojo with a karate master. Here, your sensei will guide you through various movements and techniques (and hopefully leave you in one piece). After your lesson wander Tokyo’s crowded streets, cutesy toy shops and tiny sushi bars. You might not become Superman, but being a fully fledged ninja will look pretty cool on your resumé.
- Living out your Karate Kid fantasy
- Learning about ninja folklore and developing real techniques in this ancient martial art
- Coming home to show off your mad new skills to your mates
- You’ll probably find yourself feeling the urge to eat more often to nourish your newfound muscles – but Japan’s cuisine is so delicious, we don’t think this will be a major drawback!
Go with Black Tomato from around US$5725.
The seven-day Learn the Way of the Ninja tour departs on request, year-round.