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Togakushi-Mura

Togakushi-Mura

Togakushi-Mura

" Togakushi-Mura (ŒË‰B‘º) " is located in Nagano (’·–ì) -Prefecture . Togakushi-Mura is on a mountainous area with a height above sea-level that is 1,200 m and it is a small town with a population of only about 4,000 people. The local attractions of Togakushi-Mura are Japanese buckwheat noodles, the ski grounds and ninja theme parks.
Originally, Togakushi-Mura was famous as a place of mountain worshipping and you may know, Yamabushi (ŽR•š) who were Japanese mountain worshipers strongly related with ninjas. It is said that in a novel " Sarutobi Sasuke (‰Ž”ò ²•) ", the boss of Sasuke Sanada Yukimura (^“c K‘º) actually led ninja groups right there. Although Sasuke was a fancied character, Yukimura was an extant person. The ninjutsu of Togakushi is well known as " Togakushi-Ryu ninjutsu (ŒË‰B—¬”Ep) ". At present, Mr.Hatsumi Masaaki (‰Œ© —Ǐº) is widely famous in the world as the master of this ninjutsu (”Ep). The characteristic of Togakushi Ryu ninjutsu is that it is composed of self defence martial arts and Mr. Hatsumi has more than one hundred thousand pupils all over the world. There are two ninja Theme Parks in Togakushi-Mura, letfs have a look at them.

Togakushi-Minzokukan

The Entrance of Togakushi-Minzokukan

The Entrance of Togakushi-Minzokukan

" Togakushi-Minzokukan (ŒË‰B–¯‘­ŠÙ) " is made up of three facilities. They are " Togakushi-Minzokukan (ŒË‰B–¯‘­ŠÙ) ", " Togakushi Ryu Ninposhiryokan (ŒË‰B—¬”E–@Ž‘—¿ŠÙ) " and "Karakuri-Yashiki (‚©‚ç‚­‚艮•~) " .
At Minzokukan, you can learn the ways of Togakushi with 2,000 daily necessaries which supported the life of Togakushi people for many years. In Ninposhiryokan, you can see the pictures and documents of Togakushi Ryu ninjutsu, real ninjas weapons and tools like shuriken or makibishi with about 500 articles. In Karakuri-Yashiki, you can experience tricks and traps in a real ninja house. It is kind of a game to arrive at the inner room and get out of the ninja house by getting through many tricks. You can also learn how to throw shuriken in the shuriken-dojo there. You will have a good time with your family in this theme park.

Ninja-no-sato Chibikko Ninja-Mura

The Athletic Park in Chibikko Ninja-Mura

The Athletic Park in

Chibikko Ninja-Mura

" Ninja-no-sato Chibikko-Ninja-Mura (”EŽÒ‚Ì—¢ ƒ`ƒrƒbŽq ”EŽÒ‘º) " means " ninja village for kids ". This is a theme park specializing in ninjas. There are a lot of attractions which both kids and adults can enjoy. At the beginning, you will find " Shinobi Karakuri Fushigi Yashiki ". This is a maze in which various ninja mechanisms are set. It will be fun going through lots of tricks to get to the exit. At the mark hitting game corner, you can have a go at throwing shuriken and using blowguns to try and hit targets. Challengers throw them at targets, and if they can knock them down, they get to keep them. Further to this, the most memorable thing is " Ninpo-Kan (”E•óŠÙ) ". This is a museum dedicated to ninjas, but itfs not just an ordinary archive, here about 3000 goods are displayed but they are both historical traditional ninja tools and productions of the subculture. Needless to say, you can find shuriken and weapons which real ninjas actually used while enjoying ninja works of the subculture like manga, anime, posters and figures. Regardless of your age, visitors can have a pleasant time here. In addition to this, in this theme park, people can relish in doing ninja cosplay. Many events take place there. This is a good place that many people do not know about.