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Koka City, Shiga
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  JR Konan Station (JRb“ì‰w)
  Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki (b‰ê—¬”Ep‰®•~)
  
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Koka City, Shiga
14 March 2011

  Koka City (b‰êŽs) is a city located in the southern part of Shiga Prefecture, Japan.  (The word 'Koka' is often rendered as 'Koga' in English, especially when referring to the Koga Ninja [b‰ê”EŽÒ].) As of February 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 92,948 and a density of 193 humans per sq km.  The total area is 481.69 sq km.  The city was founded on October 1, 2004 when the towns of Koka (b‰ê’¬), Konan (b“ì’¬), Minakuchi (…Œû’¬), Shigaraki (MŠy’¬), Tsuchiyama (“yŽR’¬), all from Koka County (b‰êŒS), merged to form the new city of Koka.
  Koka is quite well known for its ninja (”EŽÒ) history, fine quality ceramics and for containing two post stations (Tsuchiyama-juku [“yŽRh] and Minakuchi-juku […Œûh]) from the historic Tokai-do (“ŒŠC“¹).  (Referred to the site of "Wikipedia.")
  

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JR Konan Station
     JR Konan Station (JRb“ì‰w) is located on the JR Kusatsu Line (JR‘’Ðü) at 1615 Fukawa, Konan-cho, Koka City (Ž ‰êŒ§b‰êŽsb“ì’¬[ì1615).  It was built as Fukawa Station ([ì‰w) of the Kansai Tetsudo Corporation (萐¼èc“¹) on February 19, 1890 (–¾Ž¡23”N).  The Kansai Tetsudo was nationalized in 1909 (–¾Ž¡42”N).  The station was renamed as Konan Station in 1956 (º˜a31”N).
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(Monday 14 March) JR Konan Station 1615 Fukawa, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) 1615 Fukawa, Konan-cho, Koka City: This board saying "Konan the Ninja County"
  
     
Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki
     Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki (b‰ê—¬”Ep‰®•~) is the only surviving ninja residence in Japan.  It was built as the house of Michizuki Izumo-no-kami (–]ŒŽo‰_Žç) the head of the Fifty-three Koga Ninja Families (b‰êŒÜ\ŽO‰Æ) during the Genroku Period (Œ³˜\Žž‘ã) between 1688-1703.  It looks like an ordinary old Japanese house but it is full of ninja tricks and traps against possible enemies.  It is located at 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City (b‰êŽsb“ì’¬—³–@Žt2331).  The nearest station is JR Koka Station and it takes about 30-40 minutes on foot.
  
  
  See also the Iga City page.
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(Monday 14 March) A signpost of Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Another signpost of Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) A collection of Ninja's throwing-knives, Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City.  (Courtesy of Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki)
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(Monday 14 March) A collection of Ninja's throwing-knives, Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City.  (Courtesy of Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki)
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City
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(Monday 14 March) Shiga-Koga Ninjyutsu Yashiki, 2331 Ryuboshi, Konan-cho, Koka City



        


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