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Iga-ryu Ninja Museum, Iga

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Let a ninja guide you around Iga-ryu Ninja Museum to discover the secrets of this seemingly traditional, unsuspecting thatched farmhouse. A kuno (female ninja) will lead you through the museum, revealing a house laden with boobie traps, occluded hiding places, and secret passages. Across the various rooms you'll learn about ninja strategies and writings, observe the Iga ninjas' methods as they infiltrate castles, and inspect over 400 ninja artifacts, including a genuine shuriken (throwing star) used in the era of these mystifying assassins. Watch live reenactments and weapons demonstrations by trained professionals, and check out the ninja shop before you leave--a treasure trove of goods you won't find anywhere else. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Iga-ryu Ninja Museum by using our Iga trip itinerary planning app .
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  • The castle and playhouse are in one are where you learn about ninja tricks and their way of life. It was fun experience but more tailored towards children. There was no English translation for most of...  more »
  • Not like that. The place is relatively small and didn't have anything to show, but it's enough to show a little, see to kill time?
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  • At the IGA-Ryu Ninja Museum 9 Shuriken shot Championship was held 3/11. Ninja won its qualifying Group showdown. 10th anniversary celebration next year. I usually like anyone can experience also throwing. Ninja can also learn more about.
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  • Entry is a bit pricey at about 700¥, but I surprisingly enjoyed seeing the artifacts, drawings, and explanations of ninjas. (Some of it seems a bit far fetched, though.) Most signage was in English, which was pretty amazing. Worth the time and stop for the ninja fans! Unfortunately, I missed the show so I can’t comment on that.
  • Ninja master entertain family and audiences a lot, Ninja atraction and show time are very attractive, And entrance fee is inexpensive. You can try Ninja arms as like Shuriken with Ninja's instructor. And you can try special Ninja'skarakuri house also. Some Ninja can speak English. Even if can not understand language Ninja and show will entertain yourself.
  • Super fun and exciting Ninja Museum. Even the train is a ninja. Very exciting and fun place to visit with kids .
  • Interesting small museum with demonstration (400 Yen extra). Not sure if was worth the 2 hour trip from Kyoto. Not as polished as the Samurai museum in Tokyo. The Japanese kids seemed to enjoy it.
  • We managed to catch the show which was on every hour with last show at 3pm, be sure to check before you go! The performance was charming, funny and full of surprises, well worth it for 400yen extra! The ninja house itself was great, different to what I expected. You have to take your shoes off when visiting though, so be sure to wear something easy to slip on and off! The njnja tourguides spoke some English too and I heard another group guided in Chinese. Exhibits were also good and in multiple languages. The exhibit next to the show was more interesting than the one that is immediately after the house though, so be sure to check it out!

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