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Ueno Castle

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You too can be a ninja for a day!

A lot is made of Iga-Ueno's connection with the Ninja. Probably was good once upon a time but now... read more

Reviewed October 20, 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Great scenery, from the castle in a comfortable park

Iga is probably famous for the Ninja. The Ueno Park consists mainly of three facilities, the Ninja... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Osaka, Japan
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106 Uenomarunouchi, Iga 518-0873, Mie Prefecture
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Reviewed December 14, 2018

I like castles, therefore I enjoyed also this one, eventhough the castle keep is 100% fake. The castle base and the mote are all real and are very impressive, but the keep is a cement building designed to look like a Japanese castle, any castle....More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

A lot is made of Iga-Ueno's connection with the Ninja. Probably was good once upon a time but now quite overdone. The castle itself is about average as Japanese small castles go with so-so displays of samurai armor etc. The ninja house would be the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 27, 2018

Iga is probably famous for the Ninja. The Ueno Park consists mainly of three facilities, the Ninja park, the Basho museum (Basho is famous for his Japanese poem, "Haikai".) The castle is one of the 100 greatest castles in Japan, you can join the stamp...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank ugin38
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

I felt this castle could be displayed better. There was not much described for this castle inside. If I could learn about the history and background through items shown, the experience would be much better. It is a good solid castle to visit with interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RM7601
Reviewed April 19, 2018

Ueno castle is located in Iga city. We bought a package deal with Ninja Museum of Igaryu, Ueno castle and Danjiri museum. My students dressed up like Ninja and strolled around the town for 3 hours. The Ninja show was great! It is only less...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank hiromi_weir
Reviewed December 21, 2017

This castle is a little out of the way for most people, and I've only gone out to the area on business. That said, I would argue that despite it's smaller size, it feels much more impressive than Osaka Castle simply because it isn't surrounded...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank whatsthishowdoieven
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Ueno Castle is located in Iga, which is between Nagoya and Osaka. We visited this area as part of our "ninja" day on vacation, where we saw both the Koka and Iga Ninja museums.The Castle was built in the late 16th century by the feudal...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Andrew M
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

I would visit it if I was visiting the Iga-Ueno Ninja Museum but not go out of my way to visit the castle only when there are many more castles that are easier to get to like Osaka Castle or Himeji Castle. They were setting...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank melindag386
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Throughout my Japan trip, I stayed in Osaka so it was challenging going to Iga City with roughly 3-hrs travel time not to mention the 'waiting time'. Since this is Mie Prefecture, I can't tell for sure but during my trip there weren't many train...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Hethler
Reviewed January 25, 2017

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.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Paul C
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