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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 November 17, 2015
Ling H
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Hong Kong, China
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102 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came all the way to Iga for this ninja museum because of our child. It started with a very interactive guided tour. The exhibition is very informative so we got to learn a lot abt the real ninja rather than what we watched from telly or movies - indeed it was not easy to be one! they also have... More 

1 Thank wynsum
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Train frequency every hour, nothing every much to see. There is an Iga castle next to the museum. Ninja show was a good experience that you never find anywhere in the world. Worth it.

Thank Lawrence L
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52 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A place that any ninja fan must visit. You can take a look at the museum that has a lot of ninja stuff and at the end, you can go and see the ninja show. At the end of the show you can go to the Shuriken throwing arena and try some of your ninja skills.

Thank Raul C
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

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
United Kingdom
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91 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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 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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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
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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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50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

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 

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