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Address: 106 Uenomarunouchi, Iga 518-0873, Mie Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 595-21-3148
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While visiting this ninja town you have to go visit this great looking castle too!

Perched high up on the hill it's well worth the trip up the stairs to go and see this amazing (rebuilt) castle. Has a pretty good view of the little town and some amazing ninja... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Perched high up on the hill it's well worth the trip up the stairs to go and see this amazing (rebuilt) castle. Has a pretty good view of the little town and some amazing ninja and samurai artifacts too. Great location with some scenic spots to take photos around it.

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Hveragerdi, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I visited the castle in April, when the park surrounding it was full of blooming cherry trees. It simply couldn't get better. I was equally impressed by moats surrounding the castle and the view from it. Beautiful and interesting place to visit.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It is a beautiful, small castle, but all displays are in Japanese. We liked the visit because it was a small town in Japan, just for the experience, but I would not go so far as to recommend it, it is quite an effort to get there.

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tokyo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

On the evening of May 4th, I went to the Iga-Ueno castle. Although it was cloudy, I didn't feel cold wearing a short-sleeve shirts. The castle is located in the center of Iga city, which is famous for Japanese professional spies " ninjas". Many people enjoyed dressing in ninja costumes. There are some shops around the castle where you can... More 

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Singapore
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

A pretty castle perched up High in the middle of Ueno Park. The interior is now a museum exhibiting ninja and samurai relics/items. It's a cool place to visit together with the Iga Ueno ninja house just a stone's throw away. Definitely a highlight for our 'templed out' family.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I don't really understand why would anyone consider the walls and moats of the castle as a separate object but they are well preserved although heavily covered by vegetation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Well, if you have friends in Iga-Ueno it makes the history a lot better. From generation to generation people owned their land and houses and like to share. And even if we had doubt about the Ninja we got the story and the history with the reconstructed castle *** An individual tickets for Ueno Castle is Y500 , for the... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Some people travel all over the world to see ruins, but when they get to Japan everyone forgets about them and goes straight to the castles and shrines. Here you can get a view that you'll never be able to see at a proper castle. Straight down those giant walls. There are no guard rails or any safety system in... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This was a very interesting trip. We came to the area to witness the Ninja show, and came by the castle. For history buffs, there are authentic Samurai armor and dishes from the period. The cost was a bit pricey, since visiting the Nara palace is free to foreigners. The view was spectacular.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Ueno Castle may be a reconstruction, however because it is timber, it feels authentic. The castle's moat is deep and the stone walls are high. Inside, there are 2 floors showcasing many ancient artefacts. The stairs are pretty steep so tread carefully. The castle has a good collection of samurai armours which includes a few sets of eleborate ceremonial armours... More 

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