Japan launches 'ninja' bus tours

Japan launches 'ninja' bus tours
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Japan’s biggest travel agency is launching a bus tour through Tokyo with some unique home-grown touches – a flying ninja and sword-carrying samurai.

The one-hour ‘Samurai & Ninja Safari’ tour around the Japanese capital features a bilingual guide pointing out key sights, followed by a tour around the historic Asakusa district where streetside performers jump out of the shadows.

The tour, which launches next month, will treat visitors to some mortal combat between the ninja, dressed all in black, and his samurai rival.

According to the travel agency JTB and partner event-planning firm SGRS said travellers can enjoy the action from the ‘safety’ of the tour bus.

“As the samurai and ninja battle in Asakusa, passengers can enjoy it from inside the bus – it's a moving theatre," SGRS deputy president Kazuhiro Kumade said.

Tickets for seats with the best view of the action cost Y6000, or AUD $73.

The ride is loosely modelled on New York’s popular The Ride bus route, which offers equal parts theatrics and immersive tour. 

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