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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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  • Avoid this ever went to IGA, unavoidable. In the Hall of Fame of the Ninja. Go-see the Ninja House with one. Ninja wisdom had to admire.
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  • As an adult now barely children are given the opportunity to enjoy me, I visited here. Large grounds include the Iga Ueno Castle imagined film village scale effective IGA Ninja village and old just think were quite impressive and fun show to the (certainly the extra I'm afraid) because I had seen Ninja village is small and lonely. I was the other Ninja villages-and will be thinking about.
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  • Look at "Ninja Little Spirit" cartoon, so want to go to the Ninja Museum. The location is very remote, take JR and then turn the bus to a path up the hill. The place is not big, there are 3 parts, the first is the museum ~ in the appointed time, the Ninja will talk about different machines in an interactive way, but I am a non-Japanese language person, so I speak in Japanese, with 1, 2 sentences in English or English subtitles explained. The second is the exhibition gallery, the display of ninja supplies, and professor bodyguard and "Nobody" small sale area. In the end, it was a different payment for the show, with Ninja acting Kung Fu and only Japanese.
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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.
  • 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!
  • I was amazed by all the ninja stuff they have. Definitely recommend visiting museum (guide speaks English and all information has translation) and don't miss ninja show they have (it starts about every hour, no English translation, but that didn't ruin the experience).

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