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Address: 106 Uenomarunouchi, Iga 518-0873, Mie Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 595-21-3148
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Ninja castle!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2014
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Hveragerdi, Iceland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 168 reviews
84 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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239 reviews 239 reviews
167 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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517 reviews 517 reviews
273 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 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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93 reviews 93 reviews
66 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
130 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
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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289 reviews 289 reviews
103 attraction reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
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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