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Ueno Castle

106 Uenomarunouchi, Iga, Mie Prefecture 518-0873, Japan
+81 595-21-3148
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Ranked #2 of 39 attractions in Iga
Type: Historic Sites, Castles, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Ferries/ Boats
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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KL, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

With Nara being part of my itinerary, I thought it would be worth it to see the much heard-about "ninja castle", which would require a bit of travelling out of Nara. And taken in as a whole with the Ninja Museum, the Ninja Show & hanami-time in Ueno Park, it is definitely worth a day trip out from Nara, or... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012 via mobile

Like most people we went for the Ninja museum, and almost passed up the castle but we were glad we didn't. It is a pretty nicely reconstructed castle with great views. It also has a really impressive and expansive collection of Samurai armour and weapons. In fact, I think it was the best collection we saw in Japan. Most likely,... More

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

I liked the top floor and the artistic tiles on the ceiling. The arrow-based decorations were a nice touch, as was the photo machine to photoshop yourself in a traditional outfit.

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