At Tokyo's Ninja Bar, Drink Beer And Throw Shuriken

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On July 1, the Ninja Cafe and Bar will open in Tokyo’s Asakusa. You can eat, drink, dress up like a ninja and throw shuriken.

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Food includes curry and rice, pasta, udon and more. Drinks include draft beer, whisky and soda, coffee and tea.

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The cafe is aimed at tourists who hope to get a ninja-like experience while visiting Japan, even if everything most people know about ninja is wrong.

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Besides throwing shuriken, you can shoot blow darts.

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What could go wrong?

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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