The Land of Lightning (雷の国, Kaminari no Kuni) is located on a peninsula north-east of the Land of Fire and is one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries. Its government leader is the Lightning Daimyō. In the centre of the country are vast mountain ranges, whose many thunderstorms are said to give the country its name. From these mountain ranges, many rivers flow to the sea, creating a very crooked coastline that displays an impressive oceanic beauty. There are many hot springs located within the country.
Main article: Kumogakure Kumogakure (雲隠れの里, Kumogakure no Sato; Literally meaning "Village Hidden by Clouds") is the hidden village of the Land of Lightning and was founded by the First Raikage. As one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries, Kumogakure has a Kage as its leader known as the Raikage. There have been five Raikage, the most recent being Darui. The village is located in a range of tall mountains, and is literally hidden in the clouds. The Raikage works in a large blue structure built into the tallest mountain.
Valley of Clouds and Lightning
Main article: Valley of Clouds and Lightning Located somewhere within the Land of Lightning's many mountain ranges is a valley called the Valley of Clouds and Lightning (雲雷峡, Unraikyō). It's a water-filled valley covered in clouds or fog. Within this valley is a dark cavern where Killer B, the jinchūriki of the Eight-Tails, trains.
Main article: Island Turtle Genbu (ゲンブ, Genbu), more commonly known as the Island Turtle (島亀, Shimagame), is a gigantic and ancient turtle that resides in the Land of Lightning. Since its founding, it has been cared for by Kumogakure and serves as a training ground for the Kumo ninja. It is described as a moving fortress and size is so great that it can host other large animals as well as other natural and man-made structures. It is considered to be the equivalent of Konoha's Forest of Death.
- In the anime, A meets with the Lightning Daimyō in a suspended building, similar to the Raikage's office, to inform him of the upcoming war, and to ask his consent to form the Allied Shinobi Forces.
- ↑ Chapter 408, page 5