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. The country's western border with the Land of Frost has a large desert.
Main article: Kumogakure Kumogakure (雲隠れの里, Kumogakure no Sato, English TV: Hidden Cloud Village, literally meaning: Village Hidden by Clouds) is the hidden village of the Land of Lightning and was founded by the First Raikage. As the village of one of the Five Great Shinobi Countries, Kumogakure has a Kage as its leader known as the Raikage, of which there have been five in its history. The village is located in a range of tall mountains, and is literally hidden in the clouds.
Valley of Clouds and Lightning
Main article: Valley of Clouds and Lightning The Valley of Clouds and Lightning (雲雷峡, Unraikyō). is a valley located somewhere within the Land of Lightning's many mountain ranges. 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 domesticated turtle that resides in the Land of Lightning. Since Kumogakure's founding they have cared for Genbu who has in turn served as a training ground for the shinobi. Genbu is described as a moving fortress whose 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 Konohagakure'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.
- Naruto chapter 525, page 12
- Naruto chapter 408, page 5