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Iga-ryu Ninja Museum

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Address: 117 Ueno Marunochi, Iga 518-0873, Mie Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 595-23-0311
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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despite the distance, and the low train frequency (which means you should plan in advance and get a copy of the train timetables), it's definitely worth a visit to this place. esp... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Ling H
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

despite the distance, and the low train frequency (which means you should plan in advance and get a copy of the train timetables), it's definitely worth a visit to this place. esp if you like ninjas and/or have kids (who will have a field time, getting a chance to dress up as ninjas as well). pay the extra 300yen for... More 

Thank Ling H
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travelled from Nara to visit the Ninja Museum on a Sunday in February. It was not easy to get to; it took 2 trains and a taxi each way. The journey would have been easier on a weekday. Fortunately, the journey was worth the effort. There are many exhibits at the museum to see. There is also the Ninja... More 

Thank HelloKittyTravelPro
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

We visited here in passing from Ise to Kyoto. To be frank, we don't have, therefore, so high expectation. Performers gave demonstration Nija's real skills during 20 minutes. Approx. 15 Japanese children and 10 Australian children visiting the show cheered with voice of amazement. Famous Nija traditions are Koga and Iga. Hanzomon of the imperial residence in Tokyo was named... More 

Thank Junji S
Singapore, Singapore
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73 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Interesting to found out more about ninjas,with traps door demonstration, story of what ninjas living. A museum of ninjas tools, weapons and amours. There's a ninja show, extra payment, showing you more on their throwing skills.

Thank Desapro
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18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

About 1.5 hours from Kyoto by trains or about 1 hour from/to Nagoya. Not too big, but quite interesting museum located in one of historic centres of ninjas. Museum contains some theatrical elements and live demonstration of surikens, ninja fighting etc.

1 Thank Evgeny S
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Brilliant day out very good value, pay the extra 300 yen to watch the show you will not regret it the two Ninja’s who do the show are real showmen and add lots of little bits of humour to the show .try your hand a star throwing after it’s not as easy as they make it look. Would do it... More 

2 Thank remym469
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

You have to remember you're in the back waters of Japan and it's no high tech show, however these guys did a great job of entertaining us (great value), oh and our kids. The entire show is in Japanese and we were the only Westerners so they made an effort for the performers who could speak English. We even got... More 

5 Thank Michael E
Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Small museum but includes many Ninja related things. 1) an exhibition on Ninja lifestyle and history 2) a ninja show (which was honestly less than what I had hoped) 3) a recreation of Ninja house which is quipped with its exciting secretive features 4) museum shop with Ninja stuff which they claim is 'authentic and unique' but can be purchased... More 

4 Thank Prachi M
Chelsea, Canada
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We had a great time at the Ninja Museum. The show was great and the ninjas and guides wonderful. The train ride from Osaka was easy and the scenery was stunning. If you have time there is an awesome pottery shop nearby. When you leave the forested area at the parking lot, turn left on the road and it will... More 

5 Thank Kiana K
Hveragerdi, Iceland
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Iga-ryu Ninja museum had been number one on my bucket list considering my first trip to Japan. And I was not disappointed. Unfortunately there was not show the day I visited, but the museum staff (all girls) showed us many ninja tricks and special improvements to the house. The demonstration was in Japanese but there were written explanations in English,... More 

3 Thank Maria Anna M

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