Hilton’s Odawara Resort & Spa, tucked away in Kanagawa Prefecture’s southwestern Odawara City, is offering something that you and your children simply can’t refuse: the opportunity for them to participate in special ninja training during your brief stay at the hotel!

The luxury hotel’s special ninja package is currently being promoted for families with children ages 4-12. Luckily, there’s no need to rush, since the campaign runs until March 31, 2016.

If you specify your child’s clothing size while filling out the comments section of your room reservation, hotel staff will prepare a special set of ninja robes for him or her to wear upon arrival. He or she must then follow the instructions on a special sheet of paper found in your room to collect more written tasks and ultimately complete a secret mission. Children who complete the mission will then officially be recognized as “Hilton Odawara Ninja” and receive commemorative goods.

You’re probably wondering what the connection is between the Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa and ninja. In fact, this current promotion is part of a larger campaign to recognize Odawara City’s historical connection with the Fuma, a ninja clan led by Fuma Kotaro who were active during feudal Japan’s Warring States period (circa 1467 – c. 1603). This clan was also in the service of the powerful Hojo warrior clan, for whom Odawara Castle served as home base.

Here are some promotional images taken from the hotel’s official website:

 ▼ He must be one of your ninja instructors!


▼ A sample of the lovely breakfast buffet spread, which is complimentary to your stay. Kids need energy to be good ninja!


▼ One of the hotel’s various pools. Hard for a ninja to hide here!


▼ One of the luxurious rooms in which you and your children could while away the evening, post ninja training.


The price per person for a two-person room (breakfast included) begins at 15,743 yen (US$130.97). Happy ninja training to all the kids out there!

Hotel Information
Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa
583-1 Nebukawa, Odawara-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture 250-0024

〒250-0024  神奈川県小田原市根府川583-1

TEL 0465-29-1000

Sources: Odawara-Hakone Keizai Shimbum, Wikipedia 
Images: Hilton-Odawara Resort & Spa