Ninja Hideaway

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Ninja Hideaway
View of Ninja Hideaway in Mario Kart Tour
View of the starting banner
Appears in Mario Kart Tour (2021)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Booster Course Pass) (2022)
Cup(s) Lucky Cat Cup (8 Deluxe)
Staff Ghost 2:20.813 by Nin★Fausti (8 Deluxe)
(Black Shy Guy with the Standard ATV, Standard, and Super Glider) (150cc)
1:37.815 by Nin★Giulia (8 Deluxe)
(Black Yoshi with the Teddy Buggy, Standard, and Super Glider) (200cc)
Online play Available (Switch)
Music sample
Mario Kart Tour Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (course intro) Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (frontrunning)
Course map
Mario Kart Tour
The map of Ninja Hideaway from Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Ninja Hideaway map in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
“Last but not least, Ninja Hideaway. Look, look! It's like you're riding on the roof! Woo-hoo! You gotta have some sweet ninja skills to get first on this one.”
Play Nintendo[1]

Ninja Hideaway is a race course in Mario Kart Tour that was introduced in the Ninja Tour as its featured course. The course takes place at a Japanese dojo called Ninja Manor[2][3] and features two routes that drivers can alternate between: one main, ground-level route and one elevated route usually accessible through regular ramps or Glide Ramps. The course is strewn with obstacles such as ninja Shy Guys and lowering spiked ceilings, referred to as "shuriken traps"a. On the front of the manor are kanji characters reading "way of the ninja". Wario-related iconography can be seen throughout Ninja Hideaway, such as depictions of his mustache and nose on the front of one of the buildings, as well as garlic motifs seen on windows, banners, and fences, referencing Wario's love for garlic.

This course is a favorite of Pink Yoshi, Nabbit, Fire Rosalina, Cat Toad, Penguin Toad, Tanooki Mario, Wario (Cowboy), and Shy Guy (Ninja). It can also be a favorite of Mario (Samurai) if he reaches level 3, and King Bob-omb (Gold) if he reaches level 6.

Ninja Hideaway reappears as a classic course in the Booster Course Pass DLC for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, as the fourth and last course of the Lucky Cat Cup.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course layout[edit]

Section of the track featuring falling ceilings and a wall painting of a cherry blossom hanafuda card

In the standard layout, the course begins atop part of the manor rooftop before moving onto an arched bridge. A right turn appears at a Chain Chomp motif, followed by a wooden deck with two left turns. At the second left turn, there is a wooden staircase leading up to an upper level. If this route is not taken, the player then moves into multiple rooms inside the manor with a few shoji doors and falling shuriken traps, the last of which serves as a platform on the upper route and can lead to another upper area filled with coins. After another left turn, the player will encounter a few ninja Shy Guys before taking a Glide Ramp across Shy Guys on kites and air-blowing bamboo stalks to a pagoda - this applies to the upper route as well. The pagoda's upper path features a few floorboards the player can traverse, while the lower path features a sewer system with running water. Both paths curve left and lead to a side roof with a grated path above, along with a few upwards wind currents produced by pinwheels. The course then makes an S-curve to the finish line, along with a Glide Ramp on the left that the player can use to access the upper floor of the manor.

The course also appears as Ninja Hideaway R (reverse), Ninja Hideaway T (with ramps) and Ninja Hideaway R/T (reverse with ramps).


For this course's tour appearances, see List of Ninja Hideaway tour appearances in Mario Kart Tour.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Ninja Hideaway in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Ninja Hideaway makes its console debut in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe via the Booster Course Pass. It is the fourth and final course of the Lucky Cat Cup, and as such was added in the first wave of the DLC. The track's design is mostly identical to its appearance in Mario Kart Tour, albeit upscaled and with updated visuals. The course has a shamisen and shakuhachi added to its intro theme, similar to Dragon Driftway. The trickable slanted wooden surface that appeared in Tour right before the shuriken rooms has been removed. The electric guitar heard in its original arrangement has also been removed in its remix. The pond nestled before the entrance into the manor can now be tricked off of and a light near it was moved. The ridges in the rooftop section can now all be tricked off of, even if they do not drop off to lower portions of the track. Depending on the item settings in play, the ninja Shy Guys may be replaced with items other than Bananas, or no items at all. In Time Trials, the player starts slightly off-centered, which only occurs on this course.

If the player lands on the sign immediately after the final moving spiked platform in 200cc, they will be unable to move.[4]

Ninja Hideaway is one of three courses to originate from Mario Kart Tour to appear in the first wave of the DLC, alongside Tour Paris Promenade and Tour Tokyo Blur, making it the only course to not be based on a real-world city. It was the only course in the Booster Course Pass originating from Mario Kart Tour to not be based on a real-world city until Wave 3, with the introduction of Merry Mountain.

Even though the track is from Mario Kart Tour, and the official website and eShop page classify it as a "Tour" track, the game does not assign it the "Tour" prefix.[5][6] Because of this, it was the only classic course in the series to lack a prefix at the time of its release, not including the Extra courses in Mario Kart: Super Circuit, as well as Block Fort and Pipe Plaza, the last two of which are battle courses and returned in Mario Kart DS. Official promotional material does assign the course with the prefix,[7] with the exception of the Nintendo UK page for the Booster Course Pass.[8]

When the player crosses the finish line to begin the next lap, Lakitu is shown on the left side of the player, holding the lap count signs (when holding the start signal, he’s also shown on the left side of the player).

As with all other courses from Wave 1, this course's icon was updated in the 2.1.0 update. Unlike the other courses, however, this course's icon was darkened, as opposed to being brightened.


  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter:
    • The Yoshi Tour is wrapping up in #MarioKartTour. Next up is the Ninja Tour! Beware the traps in the new course Ninja Hideaway![9]
    • Race under cover of darkness, illuminated just by the light of an ominous moon. The new Ninja Hideaway course debuts in #MarioKartTour! Dodge the falling ceiling and keep an eye out for stray ninja... It'll take a keen eye to get 1st place![10]


Mario Kart Tour[edit]

Course icons[edit]


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Ninja Hideaway[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ニンニンドージョー
Nin Nin Dōjō
Nin Nin Dojo; "Nin Nin" is derived from「忍者」(ninja).
Chinese (Simplified) 忍者道场
Rěnzhě Dàochǎng
Ninja Dojo
Chinese (Traditional) 忍者道場
Rěnzhě Dàochǎng
Ninja Dojo
Dutch Ninjaschool Ninja School
French Dojo ninja Ninja Dojo
German Ninja-Dojo Ninja Dojo
Italian Covo ninja Ninja Lair
Korean 닌자 도장
Ninja Dojang
Ninja Dojo
Portuguese Mansão Ninja Ninja Mansion
Russian Дом ниндзя
Dom nindzya
Ninja House
Spanish Mansión Ninja Ninja Mansion

Ninja Manor[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 忍者屋敷[11]
Ninja yashiki
Ninja Mansion
Chinese (Traditional) 忍者莊園[12][13]
Rěnzhě zhuāngyuán
Ninja Manor
Dutch Ninja Manor[14] -
French Manoir ninja[15] Ninja Manor
German Ninja-Haus[16] Ninja House
Italian Dimora ninja[17] Ninja Residence
Portuguese (NOA) Mansão Ninja[18] Ninja Mansion
Portuguese (NOE) Ninja Manor[19] -
Russian Японском поместье[20]
Yaponskom pomest'ye
Japanese Manor
Spanish (NOA) Mansión Ninja[21] Ninja Mansion
Spanish (NOE) Casa ninja[22] Ninja House


a - From the Russian App Store ("ловушек с сюрикэнами", lovushek s syurikenami)[20]


  1. ^ Play Nintendo (June 18, 2022). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Gets MORE Courses?!🙀🚦 | @Play Nintendo. YouTube. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  2. ^ Race Mario Kart’s New Ninja Tour. Retrieved April 23, 2021. (Archived April 24, 2021, 02:14:38 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  3. ^ AppStore (April 9, 2021). Sneak out a win on the new Ninja Hideaway course! @mariokarttourEN is celebrating one and a half years with the Ninja Tour. Drift through Ninja Manor, take flight with a new glider, and overtake new drivers like Shy Guy (Ninja). Burn rubber. Twitter. Retrieved April 23, 2021. (Archived April 24, 2021, 02:19:12 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  4. ^ Gaming Reinvented (April 6, 2022). You Can Softlock Mario Kart 8 Deluxe in Ninja Hideaway (Glitch)! YouTube. Retrieved June 3, 2022.
  5. ^ ScreenshotMedia:MK8Dv2-0-0 cup select Lucky Cat.jpg
  6. ^ avimidi the needy (March 17, 2022). Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: The 2.0.0 Update. YouTube. Retrieved March 17, 2022.
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  10. ^ mariokarttourEN (April 7, 2021). Twitter. Retrieved April 8, 2021.
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  12. ^ 蓄勢待發,投身忍者巡迴賽. (Hong Kong). Retrieved February 12, 2022. (Achived February 12, 2022, 20:21:54 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  13. ^ 蓄勢待發,投身忍者巡迴賽. (Macau). Retrieved February 12, 2022. (Achived February 12, 2022, 20:10:55 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  14. ^ De Ninja Tour komt eraan. (Netherlands). Retrieved February 10, 2022. (Archived February 10, 2022, 21:32:13 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  15. ^ La Saison des ninjas. (France). Retrieved February 10, 2022. (Archived September 26, 2021, 01:30:36 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  16. ^ Die Ninja-Tour-Saison. (Germany). Retrieved February 10, 2022. (Archived April 10, 2021, 17:42:42 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  17. ^ Preparati al Ninja Tour. (Italy). Retrieved February 10, 2022. (Archived September 26, 2021, 01:18:22 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  18. ^ Prepare-se para o Ninja Tour. (Brazil). Retrieved February 10, 2022. (Archived February 10, 2022, 21:36:40 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  19. ^ Prepara‑te para a Ninja Tour. (Portugal). Retrieved February 10, 2022. (Archived September 26, 2021, 01:12:00 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  20. ^ a b Прокатитесь с ниндзя. (Russia). Retrieved February 10, 2022. (Archived February 10, 2022, 21:56:24 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  21. ^ Prepárate para la temporada ninja. (Mexico). Retrieved February 10, 2022. (Archived September 28, 2021, 21:54:06 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  22. ^ Prepárate para la Temporada ninja. (Spain). Retrieved February 10, 2022. (Archived February 10, 2022, 21:24:24 UTC via Wayback Machine.)