All about Naruto villages

Naruto has a very wide world with several villages that figure within the story. However, in the manga and anime, only a few are mentioned in great detail. For this reason, in this article we will explain a little more about the twenty villages of Naruto, focusing first on the most famous and then on the lesser known.

The Five Great Ninja Villages

Hidden Rock Village


Japanese Name: Iwagakure
Location: Country of Earth
Kage: Tsuchikage
Originating Characters: Deidara

Its characteristic elements are earth, lava and explosive. It is located in a mountainous area. The village has a large military training program, which has declined in peacetime. His techniques mix clay and earth as tools to attack.

hidden leaf village

2 - Konohagakure

Japanese Name: Konohagakure
Location: Country of the Earth
Kage: Hokage
Originating Characters: Naruto, Sakura, Sasuke and most of the protagonists in the series

It is the village that most of Naruto’s history focuses on. His current Hokage is Naruto Uzumaki. It is a village historically relevant to the formation of the current ninja system. Several original clans were born in Konoha, such as the Senju and the Uchiha. Another of his important political movements was to create the Kage system, distribute the tailed beasts among other villages, create the Anbu and develop medical corps to help the ninja squads.

hidden village in the clouds

3 - Kumogakure

Japanese Name: Kumogakure
Location: Land of Lightning
Kage: Raikage
Originating Characters: Yugito Nii, Killer Bee

In this village, the special techniques of their ninjas focus on the element of lightning and kenjutsu. Yugito Nii and Killer Bee are the jinchuriki of the Matatabi and the Gyuki. They have a weapons approach, even in peacetime. It is the only village from which Akatsuki members do not originate.

hidden village of mist

4 - Kirigakure

Japanese Name: Kirigakure
Location: Land of Water
Kage: Mizukage
Original Characters: Mei Terumi, Haku, Zabuza

It is the smallest of the five great ninja villages and the most isolated, since it is an island. Despite this, they have formidable ninja warriors who formed the group of The Seven Swordsmen of the Mist. These fighters produce their own special swords. It does not maintain diplomatic relations with any other village.

Hidden Sand Village


Japanese Name: Sunagakure
Location: Country of the Wind
Kage: Kazekage
Original Characters: Gaara, Kankuro, Temari, Sasori

It has its own ninja art originated in the village, puppetry. However, he also focuses on the use of wind, magnetism and sand. The Kazekage was supplanted by Orochimaru and because of this, the village tried to invade Konoha. The tailed beast of his is the Shukaku.

other villages

Hidden Rain Village

6 - Amegakure

Japanese Name: Amegakure
Location: Land of Rain
Kage: Amekage Originating
Characters: Pain, Konan

This small village is highly industrialized. It is surrounded by the great nations of the country of Fire, Wind and Earth, which made it be in the middle of the war between these nations. As its name indicates, it is the victim of a perennial rain. Many ninjas native to the island wear a mask to breathe underwater. In addition, they carry umbrellas to deal with the rain. One of its great features are some tall towers that are used as cemeteries.

Hidden Hot Springs Village


Japanese Name: Yugakure
Location: Country of Hot Springs
Originating Characters: Hidan

This village was only dedicated to tourism, and decided to get away from the ninja system. His reasons are unknown. Hidan, the Akatsuki, is originally from this village.

Hidden Moon Village

9 - Getsugakure

Japanese Name: Getsugakure
Location: Country of the Moon
Original Characters: Ishidate, Kongou, Karenbana

It was only mentioned briefly in the chunin exam. The third Naruto movie focuses on this village, where three ninjas appear who are defeated by Naruto, Rock Lee and Sakura.

Hidden Smoke Village


Japanese Name: Kemurigakure
Location: Land of Fire

They have a brief mention in chapter 101 of the anime, but their condition is unknown.

Hidden Grass Village

10 - Kusagakure

Japanese Name: Kusagakure
Location: Grass Country

Not much is known about her, beyond the fact that her ninjas use techniques related to animals and plants.

Hidden Sound Village

11 - Otogakure

Japanese Name: Otogakure
Location: Country of Rice Fields

In this village, Orochimaru conducted his experiments on young ninjas. They use techniques based on vibrations and sound, putting the enemy’s vision and balance at risk.

Hidden Waterfall Village


Japanese Name: Takigakure
Location: Waterfall Country

Not much is known about the village, but it is known that the Chomei beast originated here. It is the only non-big five village with a tailed beast. The town is recognized for producing “hero’s water” every hundred years. It is said that whoever drinks it increases the level of their chakra tenfold, but the exhaustion produced by using it could be fatal.

Hidden Dragonfly Village

18 - Tonbogakure

Japanese Name: Tonbogakure
Location: Mountain Country

This village appears during one of the anime’s filler arcs. It was eliminated by an invasion of another village. There were no survivors.

Hidden Snow Village

13 - Yukigakure

Japanese Name: Yukigakure
Location: Country of Snow

Ninjas originating from it manipulate ice and snow, but cannot create it. They have also created very useful pieces of technology, such as the Chakra shield.

Hidden Valleys Village

13 - Tanigakure

Japanese Name: Tanigakure
Location: River Country

Thirty years before the start of the Naruto story, this village attacked the Kagero village, which wiped out the population of both places.

The difference is Takumi

15 - Difference Takumi

Japanese Name: Takumi
Location: River Country

It is a village of inventors and artisans that only exists within the anime. Their greatest achievement was importing weapons to other nations, but as the other villages’ skills improved, their weapons became obsolete.

Hidden Star Village

16 - Hoshigakure

Japanese Name: Hoshigakure
Location: Bear Country
Kage: Hoshikage
Originating Characters: Sumaru

Hoshigakure was formed after a meteorite fell two hundred years before the events of the series. Research speculates that it predates Konohagakure by many years. The meteorite that falls in the village has properties that increase the chakra of its inhabitants, for which the first Hoshikage developed a training method that channeled the powers of the meteorite. However, this training was extremely dangerous, and corrupted the ninjas who performed it; their organs were beginning to fail and they were suffering from internal bleeding. The third Hoshikage forbade the training after losing so many ninjas. He was later killed by Akahoshi, an unscrupulous man who once again forced shinobi to go through such training. Upon meeting Naruto’s group,

Hidden Maelstrom Village


Japanese Name: Uzushiogakure
Location: Land of Whirlpools
Original Characters: Kushina Uzumaki

This village was renowned for its fuinjutsu (seal technique), which brought them destruction during the war. The inhabitants of the same were gradually noticing that they were very long-lived, for which it was also considered the village of longevity. It is the original village of the Uzumaki clan.