Do you know you can visit Ninja Village and Oshino Hakkai traditional village at the foot of Mt Fuji? Here’s a report of Japan Oriental Tour’s coordinator from Vietnam.
There used to be ninja and samurai until about 150 years ago in Japan. In this village, I felt like going back to the old Japanese time. You can rent Ninja costumes at the souvenir shop and take part in the Ninja practice course such as Shuriken throwing skills like a real Ninja!
Among the attractions. the Ninja trick house was the most impressive for me. Photos are prohibited, so you have no way but visit to see with your own eyes.
Your mission is entering the room and finding your way out of the house again. The doors to the various rooms are hidden and you have to push objects around to see that it can open or not.
Outside the house, there are some ninjas waiting for you. You can take photos with them. Very cool!
If you feel hungry after the ninja actions, there is a nice restaurant waiting for you at the end of the village. With the lunch, ice cream and drinks re also served.
Finishing the sightseeing trip at the Ninja Village, we headed to Oshino Hakkai. Oshino Hakkai literally means “eight seas” in Japanese and there are exactly eight spring water ponds flowing from Mt Fuji. You can drink the cool water straight from the source.
The houses here still maintain old Japanese style. All the plants are green and full of life, reflected to the water that makes it really beautiful!
I have to tell you that I have never seen such a clear water pond like here. You can see through the bottom with blue sky reflected and fish swimming inside. I just stayed still at the pond and my eyes seemed to be stick to the water. It looks like crystal, not a pond! And I called the fish here “flying fish”.
From there, you will have a great view of Mt Fuji!
On the way out, you can enjoy local snacks and fruits here such as kusamochi (green mochi), boiled corn, peach and grapes. Very delicious!
Ninja Village and Oshino Hakkai can be combined with Mt Fuji & Hakone Tour. Don’t miss the chance of these unique experiences!
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