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MUSASHI NINJA CLAN Shinobi-Samurai Honjin Dojo

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The "Musashi spy clan of Edo" was a household that, along with the Shibata clan shogunate retainers, inherited the 'intention' of the shinobi-samurai during the Bakumatsu period (the closing days of the the Tokugawa shogunate). Shibata Sadataro Takenaka, in the upheaval of the Bakumatsu, risked his life as a mediator between Japan and other countries, and acted as the head of a delegation to Europe. As a magistrate of foreign affairs, he felt out attitudes abroad in order to avoid war with major world powers—and as a ninja, he executed missions. He acted as magistrate of foreign affairs, ambassador leading a delegation to Europe in the Bunkyu era, and then Hakodate magistrate in succession. As senior envoy in an examination of military organization and construction of the Yokosuka Steelworks, he stayed in Britain and France for one year. After returning, he served as magistrate of Osaka and Hyogo, and succeeded in the construction of Kobe Harbor. We honor these achievements, remember his legacy, and inherit his intention, rooted in present-day citizens' peace diplomacy and activity for friendly international relations. As our Japanese cultural inheritance, we are introducing hands-on ninja and samurai tours for international visitors, as well as ninja and samurai MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) shows.

Hours10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
HolidayOpen year round (closed only on New Year's Day)
TransportationTokyo Metro Hibiya Line・・・・・・・・・・・・8 minutes on foot from Kamiya Station
Toei Subway Mita Line・・・・・・・・・・・・8 minutes on foot from Onarimon Station
Toei Subway Ōedo Line・・・・・・・・・・・・10 minutes on foot from Akabanebashi Station
Toei Subway Asakusa Line or Ōedo Line・・・・・・・・・・・・10 minutes on foot from Daimon Station
JR Yamanote Line or Keihin Tohoku Line ・・・・・・・・・・・・15 minutes on foot from Hamamatsucho Station
AdmissionBy reservation only (¥12,000-15,000 per person)


Kikai Shinko Kaikan Level B4, 3-5-8 Shibakoen, Minato City, Tokyo
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