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Address: 106 Uenomarunouchi, Iga 518-0873, Mie Prefecture
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+81 595-21-3148
9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:45 pm

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We went to visit the ninja museum in Iga then we had some time to kill so we went to visit this castle and i was pleasantly surprised. it is beautiful and you can see it from many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 4, 2017
Montreal, Canada
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ueno Castle is a very manageable size that one can easily cover in conjunction with a visit to the ninja museum on the same hill within the same park. It contains period art and various artifacts.

Thank Paul C
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

We went to visit the ninja museum in Iga then we had some time to kill so we went to visit this castle and i was pleasantly surprised. it is beautiful and you can see it from many different angle. Compare to the Nijo castle which is much nicer inside but hard to view well from outside. Good find.

Thank jgsdggeghh
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The Castle is cool, the grounds are beautiful and the Ninja show was great!! I even got to throw some real ninja stars at targets, and got my picture taken with performers from the show! Just an amazing time! Childhood dream come true!!

Thank Jeffrey H
Sydney, Australia
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111 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

A very peaceful place to visit compared to the crowds in the better-known castles. The interior (admission charge) is mostly a museum but, unfortunately, almost everything is exclusively written in Japanese. The castle is very picturesque and offers fine views of the town of Ueno-shi and surrounding farmlands. It is 5-10 minutes walk from Ueno-shi station, with a manageable climb.... More 

Thank Allan L
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125 reviews
95 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

A seemingly 'inconspicuous' castle but filled with wonderful artifacts of the history of the town. Worth a visit for the price of the ticket (500 yen) and the top level (there's only 2 levels) offers a panoramic view of town. Will definitely go again!

Thank Felicia L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

If you're in this area the castle is a quick walk from the Ninja museum. It has 3 floors with displays from the Edo period. The surrounding garden is very peaceful and offers photogenic scenery for pictures. The cost is affordable as well.

Thank Hmwndr
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879 reviews
447 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

It is not worth going out of the way to see as Himeji and Osaka castles are way more impressive...it is in the same park as the Ninja Museum though...you might as well check it out on the same visit...costs 500 yen to go inside

Thank thelonious22
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101 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2016

Ueno Castle is nothing special as an attraction, though the tower views of the Iga plain are spectacular. If it were somewhere else, it'd be nice enough, but unfortunately it's in Iga Ueno, and there's nothing else there -- except the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum (see reviews). The reason you'll visit this castle is that you've been to the museum. The... More 

Thank Christopher L
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

If u have extra days in osaka may try to visit this castle along with ninja musuem. Train going to Iga is not as frequent. Average an hour. Nothing very much there if you have gone to other castles in osaka.

1 Thank Lawrence L
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98 reviews
75 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016

Iga castle is nice. It is a small castle, reconstructed and really close to the ninja attractions at Iga-Ueno city. Everything in Iga is at walking distance, so you have the chance to see everything the town has to offer in one day.

1 Thank Raul C

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