The Land of Iron (鉄の国, Tetsu no Kuni) is an icy, snow-covered country. It is politically unusual in that it has remained neutral and never been involved in the ninja wars. In fact, the shinobi have a rule since long ago that they would not meddle with the land. Despite this, it is said to have an incredibly strong military which is manned by samurai, instead of ninja. When the Fourth Shinobi World War began, the Land of Iron joined the Shinobi Alliance and was fully prepared to participate in the war against Akatsuki's Eye of the Moon Plan. It is located among three mountains called the Three Wolves (三狼, Sanrō). Its leader is Mifune, the general of the country.
The Kage Summit took place in the Land of Iron due to its security and neutrality, which it has prepared for by strengthening its guard. According to the Tsuchikage, Ōnoki, it has its own distinct culture, and there is "nothing fun about" meeting there. When Sasuke Uchiha attacked the summit, he was declared an international criminal for challenging the five great ninja villages and for meddling with the neutral Land of Iron. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, having realised it threatened the world, not just the Five Great Shinobi Countries, Mifune committed the Land of Iron and the samurai to aid the Five Great Shinobi Countries.
Two years after the war, the country became the headquarters for the newly formed Shinobi Union.
Samurai Bridge Edit
Main article: Samurai Bridge This unnamed bridge is located in the Land of Iron. It is built out of blue (grey in the anime) stones and features a large gate at one end, somewhat resembling a torii, emblazoned with the kanji for samurai (侍). On top of the gate is a large stone statue of a sheathed sword with weights hanging on both ends.