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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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Iga-ryu Ninja Museum Reviews
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  • I think it's generally interesting! Ninja shows which were the only show was 400 Yen in extra ❗ show is fun kids after there tour of the Museum, this rate was about 700 yen
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  • The reconstructed house was from the old city of IGA, IGA-Ryu Ninja Museum, door and porch floors and do various tricks. You can also study or was not utilizing the knowledge, such as drugs or explosives.
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  • If you have kids or if you are a martial arts lover this place is for you. Both my boys named this as their number 1 most enjoyed activity during a 2 week trip through Japan. Very interesting, interac...  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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