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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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  • August 10, 2017
    If you've never visited a ninja museum or show before, this would be the place to go for first timers. You can buy tickets for only the museum or the museum & show. Be sure to check the times for the ...  more »
  • August 1, 2017
    One step posted by votes first and then into the Ninja's natural history museum, there is a, except shoes, Club Med has a man dressed as a Ninja, Dept, explain their distribution range housing as shown inside the 項 airport activities, including container rotate walls wall, hiding weapons in flooring, ex-escape Yin hide exports, very special. Not over the comparison hot, all Japanese 講 solution, after Club Med to participant view Ninja history see, also a small souvenirs bought, but the natural history museum is not large, not half-day Sun've, could come back to the other one view point.
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  • July 31, 2017
    And the daughter was the hottest day of the summer went by three people, but very kind until Uncle Aunty offices and parking in, taught me things. Change of clothes for the real Ninja daughter staff just seems to help me. I trained waited Museum shows some real power in the kindness to children and the elderly, was a nice, fun show. Talk about Ninja House commentary was about 10 minutes, but ask you to wait was pretty interesting. She was been completely and buy a lot of shuriken.
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  • April 9, 2017
    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!
  • March 5, 2017
    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
  • January 21, 2017
    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.
  • January 24, 2017
    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.
  • August 20, 2016
    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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