See the Charms of Japan Heritage Through Online Tours: "The Ninja of Iga and Koka" Compilation

Shiga, Mie
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An online tour (Online Teaser Trip) about the ninja villages of Iga and Koka was held with Adam Fulford, who has lived in Japan for over 35 years, as the guide. Highlights from the tour will be introduced in this video.
Together, the Iga region of Mie Prefecture and the Koka region of Shiga Prefecture are known as the birthplace of ninja. Even today, tower houses the ninja used during the Warring States period and ascetic training grounds in the mountains can still be found there. Iga and Koka, which retain traces of the mysteries of the ninja, have been chosen as a Japan Heritage Site by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.