Ever wonder how people get chosen to compete on Sasuke, or how people even apply? And I bet anyone who’s seen the show wondered “Where on earth is Mt. Midoriyama?” Good news for the curious. The answers are no longer a secret.
Mt. Midoriyama isn’t really a mountain at all. Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS) owns a studio called “Mt. Midoriyama.” which in the back, has ample space to set up the 4 intense stages of the Sasuke obstacle courses. Located in Yokohama Prefecture, it is surprisingly close to the heart of Japan, Tokyo. TBS only discloses the exact location to their contestants and their family members.
The studio is considered and openly called “The Holy Ground.” There is nothing religious or Holy about Sasuke, but to those contestants or fans that live for the goal of achieving Total Victory, Mt. Midoriyama is a sacred place. To the famous Mr. Katsumi Yamada, Sasuke is almost his religion.: he lives and breathes Sasuke.
TBS only discloses the address to which to send applications to when recruiting competitors for an upcoming competition. Applicants are to send in the following information: Name, age, occupation, contact, address, and what we could call a “personal statement” that shows your enthusiasm for the show. Photos and videos are also welcome. Remember, TBS will not return any of what you send to them.
As a fan, you probably know what the show is all about. Now with this extra knowledge, get off that couch and start training. Maybe YOU can become the next most fit, strongest, and most dedicated competitor ever to become … Ninja Warrior.