The 10 Best Things to Do in Iga, Mie Prefecture
Iga is a city located in central Kii Peninsula, in the mountainous western Mie Prefecture, Japan. As of September 2012, the city has an estimated population of 95,137 and a population density of 170 persons per km². The total area is 558.15 km².
1. Iga-ryu Ninja Museum
4 based on 325 reviews
Reviewed By Kongzi8 - Singapore, SingaporeSingapore, Singapore
Interesting but Dying culture
Japan is well known for a few characters; Samurai, Geisha and NinjaWe decided to go to Iga which is one of the few places which still have some Ninja culture background. They have a museum showing the various display of Ninja items. They also have shows f
2. Moku Moku Farm
4 based on 126 reviews
Reviewed By malsol - BKKBKK
Organic vegetable & Home made Ham
This is big farm garden.They sale very very fresh Vegetable,local fruits,Home made meat delicatessen. pig show,hot spring spa,free trial foots hot spring spa etc...
3. Ueno Castle
4 based on 209 reviews
Reviewed By Andrew M
Small but beautiful castle
Ueno Castle is located in Iga, which is between Nagoya and Osaka. We visited this area as part of our "ninja" day on vacation, where we saw both the Koka and Iga Ninja museums.The Castle was built in the late 16th century by the feudal lord Sadatsugu. Toy
4 based on 15 reviews
Reviewed By Venture806823 - Osaka Prefecture, JapanOsaka Prefecture, Japan
5. Aoyama Mountain Plateau
4 based on 16 reviews
Reviewed By Pathfinder804771 - Osaka, JapanOsaka, Japan
6. Ueno Park
4 based on 80 reviews
Reviewed By AccidentalTourist69 - SingaporeSingapore
The original Ueno park
Not to be confused with the one in Tokyo, this one in Iga is the original Ueno park. It is nice for a stroll with cherry blossom trees around. Would probably be a wonderful area to visit during sakura season. This park, when done together with the ninja m
7. Kumihimo no Sato
4 based on 14 reviews
“Kumihimo” braid is a traditional Japanese handicraft. A large variety of “Kumihimo” products including accessories and small articles for kimono are on sale. Experience making your original trendy “Kumihimo” bracelet or key chain.
Reviewed By Madalyn H
A lovely experience making Kumihimo - traditional Japanese braiding!
I recently spent a lovely afternoon at the Kumihimo museum and craft centre in Iga. The venue is a small museum with information and displays about Kumihimo, a traditional Japanese style of braiding (perhaps most famously shown in the widely popular anime
8. Roadside Station Iga
3.5 based on 32 reviews
Reviewed By jmluc90 - Akiruno, JapanAkiruno, Japan
Good food, great portions, awesome value!
The roadside station in Iga is old, somewhat outdated, and not very interesting, but I don't know of anywhere else where you can get as much food, good food, for such a low price. I would especially recommend the Omuraisu (Omlet rice) or the Tonkatsu. Ser
9. Iga Tetsudo
4 based on 30 reviews
Reviewed By Andrew M
Enjoy a ride on the Ninja Train
We took this train between Iga Ueno and Uenoshi, with the main intent of visiting Ueno Castle and the Iga Ninja Museum. The train ride was for 2 stops and lasted only 7 minutes. The train fare was 260 yen, and is a "private" train so is not covered by the
10. Ueno Tenjin Matsuri
4 based on 8 reviews
This festival is held every October 23rd-25th at the Ueno Tenjingu Shrine in Iga City, Mie Prefecture, famous as the place where ninja got their start and as the birthplace of the haiku poet Matsuo Basho. The largest festival in Iga, this event boasts more than 400 years of history and has even been designated nationally as an Important Intangible Folk-Culture Asset. At the main festival, on October 25th, the largest Shinto wand in Japan (weighing in at 120 kg), followed by a magnificently decorated portable shrine, a procession of well more than a hundred demons wearing humorously frightening masks, and nine lavishly-decorated festival floats, makes its way boisterously through the streets of the castle town to musical accompaniment.
Reviewed By ramupapa