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Iga-ryu Ninja Museum

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Address: 117 Ueno Marunochi, Iga 518-0873, Mie Prefecture
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+81 595-23-0311
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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Be a Ninja here!

The place is very far to travel to from Osaka (roughly 2.5hours) but nice to visit. The museum is a small and simple one but allows you to understand more about ninjas. Do not... read more

Reviewed 14 April 2017
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located at the Mie Prefecture, Iga City is known to the birthplace of ninja. Really appreciate the ninja show probably because of my deep affection with Naruto and with ninjas in general. When I visited, there are two different kinds of shows available for tourists, each costs a ¥500. The first show is about the basic principles/stealth operations of ninjas... More 

Thank Hethler
Singapore, null, Singapore
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

The place is very far to travel to from Osaka (roughly 2.5hours) but nice to visit. The museum is a small and simple one but allows you to understand more about ninjas. Do not miss the ninja show! Though in Japanese, still very entertaining for non-Japanese audiences. There is only a noodle shop in there so you may want to... More 

Thank tinglebellz
Saint Hyacinthe, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

As the previous reviewer noted, this place is really for kids. Luckily, we had our 9 & 10 year olds with us! They enjoyed the museum and the little show afterwards. You really don't need to understand Japanese to see the show, it's mostly slapstick action anyway. Any details about the weapons etc. you should have picked up in the... More 

Thank Gary M
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place but it's mostly for kids. The museum is tiny doesn't show much and presentation is in Japanese. If you don't have kids that understand Japanese better find a nother place to visit.

Thank Nir M
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182 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We went to this museum as a day trip from Osaka. The route was Osaka City Subway to JR Tennoji, JR Rapid service to Kamo, a JR local service on a tiny one carriage train to Igaueno, then a private local service to Uenoshi. The services connected quite well and Tennoji to Uenoshi took slightly over 2 hours. The ticket... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

Went here on February 2016. TripAdvisor's date doesn't go back to that date. This is one of the must-visit if you love the Japanese culture, especially about Ninja. You can see what a house with traps and hidden doors looks like, see the weapons Ninja used, train shooting a Shuriken, and watch Ninja attraction.

Thank Fedreik S
Kawagoe, Japan
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ninja museum in Iga city, Mie prefecture is a perfect place to visit if you want to know everything (or maybe not everything... perhaps there are some secrets that are left unfolded... ) about ninja. This place is located just below Iga-Ueno castle, around 10 minutes walk from Iga-Ueno station (they have ninja-themed trains!), within a park with many trees... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

I took four easily manageable connecting trains from Kyoto to visit Iga with its Ninja history. Trains on the last route are brightly decorated with cartoon ninja faces and shurikens. The train station has mannequin ninjas. The park with the museum is on a hill behind the train station. It was easy to find. People are brought into the ninja... More 

Thank Paul C
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I brought my son expecting more. It seems that this museum is the heart of the region. Brings a lot of tourists and money for the economy. My son is passionate about ninja so he was really expecting to have the time of his life. When you start, you visit the museum with some history about the place which is... More 

Thank jgsdggeghh
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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

It took some time to get here, but I love it! I got to see a village in Japan, far from cities. There's english explaination in the museum, so you can understand the ninja's house secret xD and you can see the real ninja tools and technique! Also the ninja show is a must! You need to pay more for... More 

Thank Agatha K

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