Tokyo has many attractions for its visitors and is a popular destination for tourists. In addition to the exciting cultural assets and the world-famous electronics mile Akihabara (with our VR Shooter Tower day within the SEGA VR Arena), visitors will be able to train for the Shinobi in the first VR Ninja Dojo from 18 March thanks to VR technology. The experience combines real with virtual exercises and lets you complete with VR ninja exams.
VR Ninja Dojo – VR Shinobi Training in Tokyo
The Ninjas are among the best-known figures of ancient Japan and were used as trained fighters in pre-industrial Japan in numerous tasks. These included scout missions, espionage, sabotage and assassination. To the shadowy elite units of feudaljapans, numerous myths and legends stand out, which to this day are a romantic image of the Shinobi.
If you would like to be introduced to ninja arts yourself, you will be given the opportunity to do so for the first time in Japan’s first VR Ninja Dojo by Five for Uchikanda, Chiyoda, Tokyo. Within the VR training facility, culture is combined with entertainment to bring visitors closer to Shinobi’s movements, techniques, and weapons in a series of physical exercises.
Initially, the budding ninjas go through a series of real-world exercises to use the iconic katanas, shurikens, and ninjutsus in an immersive environment. After the introduction to ninja arts, foreign visitors can apply their newly acquired knowledge within a wave shooter VR experience with an HTC Vive and custom controllers.
However, the focus should be more on entertainment rather than authenticity. For Japanese without foreign accompaniment access to the VR courses is prohibited. However, these can book a special offer.
The entire experience is in English. Whoever does not swing the virtual Katana, can follow the arts of other Shinobi candidates on a screen. Upon successful completion of the Ninja VR experience, guests will receive a certificate that distinguishes them as a successful VR Ninja.
The entire experience for up to ten people takes about 75 – 90 minutes and costs 6,500 yen (about 51 euros).