ODAWARA, JAPAN – APRIL 01: Cherry blossoms are seen in full bloom at Odawara Castle Park on April 1, 2008 in Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan. Odawara Castle was originally built in the early 15th century and used to be one of the largest castles in Japan. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

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Japan is now offering an exclusive online training experience with a real-life ninja as the world continues to adjust to the ongoing pandemic.

In a live streaming program hosted by Odawara Castle, viewers from all over the world are given insight and background into Japanese culture.

ODAWARA, JAPAN – APRIL 01: Cherry blossoms are seen in full bloom at ODAWARA, JAPAN Castle Park on April 1, 2008 in Odawara, Kanagawa, Japan. (Photo by Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images)

Ninja master instructors showcase traditional ninja moves, breathing techniques and weapons.

“The online experience allows us to connect with more people around the world and it gives us a kind of more individual one to one, kind of personalized experience through being online,”  Jeffrey Garrish, CEO of Discover Japan said. “This allows us to do live stream, to connect and comment and answer questions in real-time with a real ninja in Japan.”

UENO, JAPAN: An authentic master of ninjutsu martial art, Kazuki Ukita posed in Ninja costume at the Ninja museum’s Ninja residence in the small ancient city of Ueno 08 April 2002.  (Photo by TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP via Getty Images)

They said the idea to go virtual came when continued COVID-19 virus restrictions prevented others from being able to experience the culture.

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