Art of the Ninja
The art of the ninja is one of Japan’s most intriguing ancient disciplines. A ninja’s role began as a secret agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. Over time, their specialized skills became the stuff of legend – walking on water, invisibility and controlling natural elements.
While you might not be able to stop the rain from falling, you’ll learn extraordinary skills with a martial arts lesson from one of Japan’s most legendary sensei. This master has a karate dojo in Tokyo’s smartest neighborhood, where influential fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto and other martial arts legends train. You’ll study and handle a variety of ninja weapons, including throwing stars and blowguns, and practice ninja techniques like stealth steps, hardened hands and the so-called inner eye.
This 10-night trip from Tokyo to Kyoto also explores Japan’s sensational landscapes and fascinating culture, including sumo wrestling, meditation and the Kyushu tradition of being buried up to your neck in warm, volcanic sand.
Tokyo to Kyoto, Japan
Senior Travel Consultant
+44 20 7426 9888
$11,100 per person