Naruto geography

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Map of the Naruto World. "X" signifies country 1."X"

The world of Naruto is the setting of a television anime/manga series of the same name by Masashi Kishimoto.

This page in particular contains (and should only contain) spoilers up to the latest episodes of the anime released and the latest manga.

The world of the anime/manga Naruto contains various locations that have been introduced to the audience so far.

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Countries

Countries operate as separate political entities and are presumably all monarchies, ruled by landlords who stand equally in rank with the Hidden Villages' Kages. The Naruto world is similar to feudal Japan in many aspects; those countries maintain balance between themselves through nothing but power. Treaties are periodically signed, but they are generally not even worth the paper they are written on.

Hi no Kuni (Land of Fire)

Name: Hi no Kuni, 火の国, "Land of Fire"
Kakurezato: Konohagakure no Sato (Hidden Leaf Village)
Oriented towards the element of fire (typically has very bright and warm weather) and, while not the largest country, has the largest hidden village -- Konohagakure.

Twelve years ago, the Land of the Fire was attacked by an exceedingly powerful demon- the Kyūbi, or the Nine-Tails Demon Fox. This monster destroyed anything in its path and killed countless people, including Umino Iruka's parents and many other relatives of Leaf Village residents which are still alive today. The monster was stopped by the leader of the leaf village, a very powerful ninja known only as the Yondaime Hokage. He sacrificed his own life to seal the monster inside a newborn child, Naruto, the titular character of the series.

In the quiet years that followed, the Land of the Fire slowly recovered and was getting accostumed to peace. This was seen by other countries -- who have been working to increase their military power -- as a weakness, and it is one of the factors the conspiring Otogakure and Sunagakure, trapping Konoha from west and east, rely on in their planned attempt to destroy and overtake it.

Shi no Mori (Forest of Death)

Name: Shi no Mori, 死の森, "Forest of Death"
The Forest of Death was the stage for the second test of the Chūnin exam. Its basic goal is to test the survival and fighting skills of Ninja trying to become Chūnin. It is a very dangerous place filled with hoards of flora and fauna which are often gigantic, poisonous or both- hence its name. Its perimeter is surronded by a metal fence with 44 gates equally spaced around it; this is where the Ninja enter to start the test. Inside it is a river, the forest and a tower; its radius is about 10 Kilometers. The tower is the destination of the Ninja after they have collected the two scrolls (one of which they have to pry from the hands of another team in battle). Located inside the tower is the large arena in which the third test preliminaries are held.

Mizu no Kuni (Land of Water)

Name: Mizu no Kuni, 水の国, "Land of Water"
Kakurezato: Kirihagakure no Sato (Hidden Mist Village)
Oriented towards the element of water. It's weather is typically cool and full of mist and lakes. Little is currently known about it and it apparently leaves itself out of most political affairs, which is understandable considering that it is an island relatively remote from the continent containing the other four major countries. The Land of the Mist is the smallest out of the five great countries, which may be the reason why Kirigakure used to hold the gruesome graduation tests that it did -- employing natural selection in their favor. In their previous graduation exams, Ninja Academy students were paired off to fight to the death; the examination committee tried to pit best friends against each other as often as possible.

The Land of the Mist was once the victim of a coup d'état attempt by Momochi Zabuza.

Oto no Kuni (Land of Sound)

Name: Oto no Kuni, 音の国, "Land of Sound"
Kakurezato: Otohagakure no Sato (Hidden Sound Village)
Oto no Kuni, along with Otohagakure, is relatively new and was founded by Orochimaru. It is conspiring with the Kaze no Kuni to launch a surprise attack and hopefully destroy Hi no Kuni. It is not clear what environmental slant the Land of the Sound has, if indeed it is even possible for it to have one to fit its name.

Tsuchi no Kuni (Land of Earth)

Name: Tsuchi no Kuni, 土の国, "Country of Earth"
Kakurezato: Iwagakure no Sato (Hidden Rock Village)
Nothing is known about Tsuchi no Kuni currently, except that it exists. It is most probably oriented towards the element of earth, full of caves and mountains and barren land.

Ame no Kuni (Land of Rain)

Name: Ame no Kuni, 雨の国, "Country of Rain"
Kakurezato: Amegakure no Sato (Hidden Rain Village)
Nothing is known about Ame no Kuni currently, except that it exists. It is probably geared towards the element of water much like the Mizu no Kuni, but whether it deviates from the inclination and in what way is unclear.

Kusa no Kuni (Land of Grass)

Name: Kusa no Kuni, 草の国, "Country of Grass"
Kakurezato: Kusagakure no Sato (Hidden Grass Village)
Nothing is known about the Kusa no Kuni currently, except that it exists and that there is a Kusagakure no Sato there. It is probably very rich with flora.

Taki no Kuni (Land of the Waterfall)

Name: Taki no Kuni, 滝の国, "Land of the Waterfall"
Kakurezato: Takigakure no Sato (Hidden Waterfall Village)
Taki no Kuni, like the name implies, has a huge waterfall which, in fact, hides the entrace to the hidden ninja village of Takigakure. Not much is known about this land, except that Team 7 had a mission which brings them, and that this village does not have a Kage. Their only prized possession is the Hero Water, which gives the drinker enormous amounts of Chakra for a period of time, but will cause bodily harm to him/her, or even death.

Rai no Kuni (Land of Lightning)

Name: Rai no Kuni, 雷の国, "Country of Lightning"
Kakurezato: Kumogakure no Sato (Hidden Cloud Village)
Very little is currently known about Rai no Kuni.

Kaze no Kuni (Land of Wind)

Name: Kaze no Kuni, 風の国, "Country of Wind"
Kakurezato: Sunagakure no Sato (Hidden Sand Village)
Kaze no Kuni has been relatively uninvolved with politics until recent times, and even had a peace treaty signed with Hi no Kuni. The lord ruling it, however, has been systematically cutting down its military force and transferring missions he would normally address to his own country's hidden village to the Hi no Kuni's Konohagakure.

Nami no Kuni (Land of Waves)

Name: Nami no Kumi, 波の国, "Land of Waves"
Nami no Kuni does not have a hidden village. It is an isolated island but used to be prosperous nonetheless -- until Gatō set his eyes on it. He broke the people's will and monopolized the import/export industry, which was crucial for its economy. Eventually, Inari and Gi'ichi rallied the oppressed people to fight for their country once again, and Gatō's reign of greedy terror was ended for good.

Naruto Ohashi (Great Naruto Bridge)

Name: Naruto Ōhashi, ナルト大橋, "Great Naruto Bridge"
While Gatō was still in control of Nami no Kuni, an expert bridge builder named Tazuna started building a bridge that would open the country for free import and export once again, giving its economy a chance to recover. Gatō opted for killing him and hired a team of Kirigakure Missing-nins, which included Momochi Zabuza, Haku and The Demon Brothers to assassinate him. Tazuna turned to the Konohagakure and requested to hire a team of ninja to protect him, but because he was so poor he couldn't afford hiring Chūnin qualified to deal with B-rank missions such as protection from assassination attempts he lied and said he wanted to be protected from bandits, making it a C-rank mission. The team assigned to protect him -- Hatake Kakashi, Uzumaki Naruto, Haruno Sakura and Uchiha Sasuke -- decided to keep protecting him even when the mission was exposed for what it was.

Naruto was the one who inspired Inari (Tazuna's grandson) to stop crying, get over the trauma of the death of Kaiza and in turn inspire the rest of the country to rebel against Gatō; and after Gatō's death (he was decapitated in the manga and pushed off of a bridge in the anime), Tazuna decided to name the bridge after him -- "The Great Naruto Bridge."

Yuki no Kuni (Land of Snow)

Name: Yuki no Kuni, 雪の国, "Land of Snow"
Kakurezato: Yukigakure no Sato (Hidden Snow Village)
Yuki no Kuni has one ninja village, Yukigakure). Little information is know about this country at the time.

Cha no Kuni (Land of Tea)

Name: Cha no Kuni, 茶の国, "Land of Tea"
Cha no Kuni is a country with no ninja village. It was only featured in Naruto anime and not in the manga.

Kawa no Kuni (Land of the River)

Name: Kawa no Kuni, 川の国, "Land of the River"
Kawa no Kuni is where Akatsuki has their hideout. Not much further is known about this country.

Shinobi Villages (Shinobi no Sato)

Shinobi or Hidden Villages (Shinobi no Sato, 忍の里 or Kakurezato, 隠れ里) are parts of Countries, whose leaders stand equally with the landlords ruling the countries they are a part of. A Hidden Village maintains its economy by training its citizens to be Ninja from a young age and using them as manpower in various missions others would be willing to pay for, from weeding a garden for a single payment to receiving a constant budget from the country it resides in for being soldiers in case the country is involved in a war.

Amegakure no Sato (Hidden Rain Village)

Name: Amegakure no Sato, 雨隠れの里, literally "Village Hidden in Rain" a.k.a. "Hidden Rain Village"
Leader: ?
Country: Ame no Kuni (Land of Rain)
Nothing apart from that is known about it at this point, but it stands to reason that its Ninja specialise in specific types of water-type jutsu. They are also skilled in using umbrella and needle rains as their attacks.

Iwagakure no Sato (Hidden Rock Village)

Name: Iwagakure no Sato, 岩隠れの里, literally "Village Hidden Among Rocks" a.k.a. "Hidden Rock Village"
Leader: Tsuchikage
Country: Tsuchi no Kuni (Land of Earth)
As one of the five great ninja villages Iwagakure has a Kage as leader. Nothing apart from that is known about it at this point, but it stands to reason that its Ninja specialise in earth jutsu. In the past, the village was at war with Konohagakure no Sato, but was eventually beaten. One of its S-class missing-nin, Deidara now part of the organization Akatsuki, has a mouth (with teeth) in his hands, which enables him manipulate chakra-enhanced clay that enable him to fly as well as create a nuke-like bomb.

Kirigakure no Sato (Hidden Mist Village)

Name: Kirigakure no Sato, 霧隠れの里, literally "Village Hidden in Mist" a.k.a. "Hidden Mist Village"
Leader: Mizukage
Country: Mizu no Kuni (Land of Water)
As one of the five great ninja villages Kirigakure has a Kage as leader. Little is currently known about Kirigakure, except that its ninja specialise in water-type jutsu. In the past, the graduation exam for becoming Genin was very different than the standard in Kirigakure: students who had been friends, trained together and ate from the same table, were pitted against one another in fights to the death. This gruesome method was cut short, however, when Momochi Zabuza, a boy who had failed to pass the preliminary exam to even attend the ninja academy, went mad and killed all of the students in that year's graduating class.

The village was once the home of the famous Kaguya clan & the 7 swordsman, who were famous for using giant swords. Unfortunately, the Kaguya Clan got wiped out because they went to war to their own village & 2 of their swordsman, Kisame & Zabuza became missing-nins.

Konohagakure no Sato (Hidden Leaf Village)

Name: Konohagakure no Sato, 木ノ葉隠れの里, literally "Village Hidden Among Tree Leaves" a.k.a. "Hidden Leaf Village"
Leader: Hokage
Country: Hi no Kuni (Land of Fire)
As one of the five great ninja villages Konohagakure has a Kage as leader. Although Konoha Village, much like the whole Land of Fire, has been peaceful for the past twelve years or so and has grown accustomed to it, it is a village with a very high population of Ninja and, therefore, has great military power. In the Chūnin exam alone, out of the 153 Genin participating, the Leaf Village had 82 Ninja trying to become Chinins, whereas all others had fewer (30 from the Sunagakure, 21 from the Amegakure, 6 from the Kusagakure and 3 from then Otogakure) although this may have been because Konoha hosted the event.
Konohagakure is the home to several noteworthy clans, among them the Hyuga Clan, the Uchiha clan (who are extinct save for Uchiha Sasuke and Uchiha Itachi, who is responsible for killing the rest of the clan), the Aburame clan, and the Akimichi clan.

Kumogakure no Sato (Hidden Cloud Village)

Name: Kumogakure no Sato, 雲隠れの里, literally "Village Hidden Among the Clouds" a.k.a. "Hidden Cloud Village"
Leader: Raikage
Country: Rai no Kuni (Land of Lightning)
As one of the five great Ninja villages Kumogakure has a Kage as leader. Kumogakure's Kage is named the Raikage. Nothing apart from that is known about it at this point, but it stands to reason that its Ninja specialise in electric jutsu.

Kusagakure no Sato (Hidden Grass Village)

Kusagakure no Sato, 草隠れの里, literally "Village Hidden in Grass"
Kusagakure is a part of the Land of the Grass. Nothing apart from that is known about it at this point, but it stands to reason that its Ninja specialise in jutsu involving flora.

Otogakure no Sato (Hidden Sound Village)

Name: Otogakure no Sato, 音隠れの里, literally "Village Hidden in Sound" a.k.a. "Hidden Sound Village"
Leader: Orochimaru
Country: Oto no Kuni (Land of Sound)
Otogakure was founded by Orochimaru as a part of Oto no Kuni, and is run by him. Not much is known about it other than that and the fact that its ninja specialise in techniques involving manipulation of sound waves, as well as using a curse seal to turn them into a demonic-form. Although he is not officially a kage, Orochimaru is sometimes called Otokage (音影, Sound Shadow) by fans.

Sunagakure no Sato (Hidden Sand Village)

Name: Sunagakure no Sato, 砂隠れの里, literally "Village Hidden in Sand" a.k.a. "Hidden Sand Village"
Leader: Kazekage (Gaara)
Country: Kaze no Kuni (Land of Wind)
As one of the five great ninja villages Sunagakure has a Kage as leader. Sunagakure's Kage is named the Kazekage. With the military forces of Sunagakure being scaled down by Kaze no Kuni's landlord, the leader of Hiding-in-Sand realised that they must increase the quality of each Ninja to maintain a military force (stopping at nothing to achieve that- see Gaara). As more time passed, the Lord started commissioning Konohagakure with requests he should have been making to Sunagakure. On top of this he began cutting back on the Sunagakure's budget. The Kazekage realised that if he didn't act quickly, Sunagakure would be in danger of disappearing. So, joining with Otogakure, the Kazekage plans to attack Konohagakure in order to teach the Lord a lesson and to re-establish Sunagakure's military force.
The techniques used by Sunagakure's shinobis could be said to have Ancient Egyptian undertones- sand (Gaara), wind (Temari, Baki) and wrapped mummies (Kankurō).

Takigakure no Sato (Hidden Waterfall Village)

Name: Takigakure no Sato, 滝隠れの里, literally "Village Hidden in a Waterfall" a.k.a. "Hidden Waterfall Village"
Leader: ?
Country: Taki no Kuni (Land of the Waterfall)
Takigakure is a part of Taki no Kuni. Nothing apart from that is known about it at this point, but it stands to reason that its Ninja specialise in specific types of water-type jutsu. Also, its leader processed a type of water that was extracted from a tree, which gives the user ten times the power in exchange for part of their life.

Yukigakure no Sato (Hidden Snow Village)

Name: Yukigakure no Sato, 雪隠れの里, literally "Village Hidden in Snow" a.k.a. "Hidden Snow Village"
Leader: ?
Country: Yuki no Kuni (Land of Snow)
This is the Yukigakure ninja village that is featured in Naruto the Movie. Little information is known about this village at the time.
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