'Ninja' bus tour set to kick off in Tokyo

'Ninja' bus tour set to kick off in Tokyo

Japan's biggest travel agency is launching a bus tour with some decidedly homegrown touches — a flying ninja & sword-carrying samurai.

The one-hour "Samurai & Ninja Safari" tour around the Japanese capital features a bilingual guide pointing out key sights & then a roll around the historic Asakusa district where streetside performers jump out of the shadows.

When the tour launches next month, visitors will be treated to some mortal combat between the all-in-black ninja & his samurai rival, according to travel agency JTB & partner event-planning firm SGRS.

"As the samurai & ninja battle in Asakusa, passengers can enjoy it from inside the bus — it's a moving theatre," Kazuhiro Kumade, deputy president of SGRS, said before a media preview Wednesday.

Tickets for seats with the best view of the action cost 6,900 yen ($68) apiece.

The ride is loosely modelled on New York's popular The Ride bus route, which bills itself as "equal parts theatrical show & immersive tour".

Source: “AFP”

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