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Iga-ryu Ninja Museum, Iga
(4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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. A visit to Iga-ryu Ninja Museum represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Iga tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • It is unbearable space like a Ninja. Where it was so perfectly reproduced Ninja House. Dazzled by the hidden techniques of the Ninja.
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  • Visit Ninja House with description of the Guide. Foreigners in the same group was the guide in Japan Guide. Spectacular.
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  • When Ise Shima Summit in May when the International Media Center in a Ninja Show showed the article to read, yet saw not yours truly went to the Kansai district, on the way in 立寄ri visited the IGA-Shi. What makes you think visited the Gizmo's demonstration of the kusarigama and Shuriken or Ninja House, Museum, etc., but Ashura shows rather than truly carrying, training and practice, in the demonstration. At demonstrations and panels that display Ashura in overseas activities, collect more audience all over the world, plays a part in the international exchange and am impressed.
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  • Charming. Just charming. A real look into Ninja Culture, minus Hollywood and J-Cinema pre-conceived notions. There's enough English Translation via scrolls to clue you into what's going on/the general idea behind the exhibit, and it's all in Japanese which gives the whole ambiance a feel of authenticity. Unfortunately, I didn't go see the Live Action Show, so I can't comment on that part, but the exhibits were solid ans gave you a feel of what ninjas did and what tools they used. Definitely, worth a look!
  • A fun place to visit with kids. Luckily there was a Chinese-speaking guide when we traveled there who showed us the tricks, hidden doors and gears in the house, and explained in great details. The exhibition hall in the basement is also worth a visit to learn more about the Ninja culture and works during medieval times in Japan.
  • Museum is cute! Make sure to make it during a day where they have a live show - check ahead of time! Also, try to catch the tour of the ninja trick house. Museum itself is full of fascinating information about ninjas and their lives. :) A fun trip! I recommend it!
  • Very cool for kids. The staff all make an effort to accommodate non Japanese speakers too, even during the show they said key parts in English. Tip: if you're taking the train from civilisation, the local train station does not support ICOCA and other IC cards, so you need to go old school and buy a paper ticket. The trains are once an hour so plan ahead.
  • Very cool. The kids want to become ninjas now. The ninja house had some really cool features and the ninja show is really worth the extra money. Amazing tricks.