The Naruto series is set on a fictional continent that is divided into a number of different countries.
Hidden Villages are parts of countries in which the country's ninja reside. Their 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.
- Main Article: Iwagakure
- Main Article: Kirigakure
- Main Article: Konohagakure
- Main Article: Kusagakure
Kusagakure (草隠れの里, Kusagakure no Sato, Literally meaning: Village Hidden in the Grass) is located in an unnamed country.