People who dressed in ninja costume can travel for free on the Iga railway line in Japan during the annual Iga Ueno Ninja Festival from April 1 to May 6.
(Image from Reuters / Kim Kyung Hoon)
Iga is a city 450 kilometres from Tokyo and famous for its history of ninjas. Its ninja museum is a popular tourist attraction and there are also some ninja schools in town.
And there’s the Iga Ueno Ninja Festa, a family-friendly event and probably the biggest of its kind in Japan. Visitors travelled to the festival each spring for ninja related performances and stuff.
I like many things about Japanese traditions and pop culture, but ninja is not one of those. Regardless, I guess it would be a fun scene with thousands of ninjas hanging out in the city. I can imagine having dozen of them enjoying a cozy meal in a ramen shop =)