Ninja Museum of Igaryu

Written by Editorial department
20 Dec 2016
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Ninjas historically were spies who performed background jobs in secret, such as intelligence assessments, infiltration, and espionage.
Iga City, of Mie Prefecture, is an area famous for having strongest ninjas, known as “Iga ninjas.”

One of the most famous and well-known ninjas, Hattori Hanzo, was an Iga ninja.
The Ninja Museum of Igaryu features three main buildings for guests to learn more about Iga ninjas. These are the “Ninja House,” which is a house designed for defenses with traps and trickery, the “Ninja Experience Hall,” where guests can watch ninja infiltrations in a mini theater and see the tools that ninjas used, and the “Ninja Tradition Hall,” which showcases everyday ninja life and wisdom.

Ninja Museum of Igaryu, Ninja House
[Ninja Museum of Igaryu, Ninja House]

Visitors can also enjoy an exciting ninjutsu show (400 yen, separate fee), where ninja tools such as shuriken, swords, and kusarigama are showcased and demonstrated. However, please note that the show does not happen every day, so be sure to check availability in advance.
Throughout Iga City there are also 5 areas where visitors can “transform” themselves into ninjas at 1000 yen per person. Many people go sightseeing after dressing up as ninjas!

Basic information on Ninja Museum of Igaryu

Ninja Museum of Igaryu

Address
117 Ueno Marunouchi, Iga City, Mie
Access
About 10 minutes on foot from Iga Railway’s Ueno City Station
Tel
0595-23-0311
Hours
9 am - 5 pm (Last admission 4:30)
Closed
December 29th - January 1st
Admission
Adults (16 and up) 756 yen. Children (4-15) 432 yen.
※Ninja show is an additional 400 yen.
URL(English)
http://www.iganinja.jp/en/index.html