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Address: 106 Uenomarunouchi, Iga 518-0873, Mie Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +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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Nice castle at ninja town

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 3, 2016
Raul C
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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70 reviews
42 attraction 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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126 reviews
96 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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20 attraction reviews
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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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757 reviews
366 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
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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76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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6 attraction 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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75 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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
Singapore, Singapore
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73 reviews
61 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015

The looks its amazing, but I'm disappointed with the castle. It's just a museum with weapons and amours inside the castle, nothing much about the castle. If you're into weapons and amours, then enter, if not, just get the photo outside the castle.

Thank Desapro
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58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

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.

1 Thank Michael E

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