A country to the south of the Lost Lands. It is very mountainous and dark, as the name suggests. It has many large rivers and hundreds of ravines and canyons. It is a very old land. It was founded by Mashin around the time that Madara Uchiha and the First Hokage founded Konohagakure. Mashin also created its only Hidden Village, Tanigakure.
During the acient times of ninja, the land of Darkness was ruled by Rokudou Sennin in counterpart with the Land of Sunshine, which was ruled by Unagi Hyuga. During this time, the Land of Darkness was the Land of Shaows along with half of the Land of Dragons, but the country division since that time has changed the area.
The ninja here specialize in dark, dark jutsu.
- Tanigakure (capital village)