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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. 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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  • During the week, I went to the IGA-Ryu Ninja Museum. Interesting, that was doing Ninja Ninja history and tools of all wisdom and ingenuity from our Ninja House. Pinch this way survive, from the usual attitude of living contemporary through seriers felt. Ninja Show (30 minutes) is the elementary school boys before high tension, and the second player behind sword experience Super Ninja, seems to really love this feeling. It was a day, consisting of adults and enjoyed the interesting.
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  • Ninja show was a fun show mixed power with comedy. Description of the sword. Foreign audiences also have English, could you explain. To help customers who have had a Shuriken present. It is a show of about 30 minutes.
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  • A pity that adults focus it both for children when it has been and is a theme that also are involved. The show is paying ¥ 400 to part of the entrance, is not very bad, is entertaining, but is almost more a circus that is far from obscurantism and the seriousness that art brings with it. The initial explanation of traps, caches, and other ornaments of the House are much less interesting. Too bad that everything is treated in the strictest Japanese language. The Museum is sad. One expects a host of gadgets, photos and a host of miscellaneous as less than a theme can not expected that fed arts, cinemas and others for decades. However, aside from 4 or 5 showcases little more must see. The Museum if that happens unnoticed goes without saying. We hope that over the years, the managers know making a better sense of what was and is the ninjutsu. For the moment, I cannot give more points.
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  • Nice museum with a lot of ninja tricks. Is quite far away but is worth a try there are buses departing from nagoya, kyoto, Osaka and I think even tokyo. Couldn't get to see the show but it probably was something Good
  • 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.
  • This is an interesting museum that includes a ninja house with trap doors. Be sure to check the schedule for the ninja show. Seeing the show makes a visit to this museum 100% better.
  • 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!
  • Worth the journey, you get a fantastic idea of a real ninja's life and the show is probably the best value for money ever! If you are interested and close by, don't miss it.