Iga Ueno Ninja Village 伊賀上野
Shortly before classes began, NUFS had a Culture Excursion to Iga Ueno, a town in nearby Mie Prefecture. Iga Ueno is famous because it is a Japanese Ninja Village.
Yes, you heard that right. A freaking ninja village!
We were given a tour of the ninja village, by ninjas, who were kind enough to show us some ninja tricks. Trap doors, surprise attacks, and an epic ninja show. We toured the rooms, got to see the stuff ninja wore, and got to explore the area around Iga Ueno afterwards. It was awesome 😄