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Murai Bankoen

3130 Uenokodamacho, Iga 518-0866, Mie Prefecture
+81 595-21-1173
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  • Average15%
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3130 Uenokodamacho, Iga 518-0866, Mie Prefecture
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I absolutely adore this teahouse! In summer, enjoy the super-cool Mini Ninja Parfait (vanilla/matcha soft-serve w/ mochi, fruits, cornflakes, and a local speacialty: the shuriken-shaped “katayaki” cookie). When it’s cool, warm up with the premium matcha, served with special Kyoto chestnut sweets. On a cold...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank byakko7
Reviewed December 17, 2017

Went to visit a friend who is currently living in Iga, and she brought us to MURAI BANKOEN Teahouse (Ninja Cafe!). Murai-san and his wife were very warm and hospitable hosts :) They made and served us tea (on the house!) before we started ordering...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank kairu g
Reviewed October 21, 2017

The staff here were so amazingly nice, I walked in and was taken back to a small table and was given free tea where I had a nice conversation with the people working there and other customers. Everyone was so nice to me and they...More

Date of visit: October 2017
1  Thank CovieLovie
Reviewed January 25, 2017

I love an adventure. It took me four connecting train rides from Kyoto to reach Iga, known for its Ninja school history, fine castle, museums, and sites related to famed poet Basho Matsuo. I always like to visit the shops of tourist towns and support...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Paul C
Reviewed April 18, 2016

Saw this on the tourist map and decided to head over for dinner, turns out its a (mini ninja museum) cafe that serves only dessert! Nevertheless, as it's a small town, people were very welcoming us 'foreign invaders'. The owner treated us to some free...More

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Felicia L
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Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3130 Uenokodamacho, Iga 518-0866, Mie Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Tokai  >  Mie Prefecture  >  Iga
  • Phone Number: +81 595-21-1173
A long-established teahouse offering Iga tea leaves and tea utensils. Ninja-related items and Japanese classical figures are on display in our café. Our original green tea sweets and poster cat are popular among customers.
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