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

117 Ueno Marunochi, Iga 518-0873, Mie Prefecture Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
32%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 325 reviews

Iga-ryu Ninja Museum

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

3609 Nishiyubune, Iga 518-1392, Mie Prefecture Sights & Landmarks, Farms
Excellent
34%
Good
50%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 126 reviews

Moku Moku Farm

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

106 Uenomarunouchi, Iga 518-0873, Mie Prefecture Sights & Landmarks, Historic Sites, Castles, Points of Interest & Landmarks More
Excellent
18%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 209 reviews

Ueno Castle

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. Nagatanien

569 Marubashira, Iga 518-1325, Mie Prefecture Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
40%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
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4 based on 15 reviews

Nagatanien

Reviewed By Venture806823 - Osaka Prefecture, JapanOsaka Prefecture, Japan

ゴールデンウィークは窯出し市へ

長谷園の土鍋で、毎日おいしいご飯をいただいています。毎年ゴールデンウィークには、釜出し市が開催され、アウトレット品が格安で購入できます。また、定番品も、割引して販売されているので、この時期の訪問をおすすめします。また、登録有形文化財の古民家もこの時期は開放され、ギャラリーやお茶席になっています。

5. Aoyama Mountain Plateau

Kachiji, Iga 518-0203, Mie Prefecture Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Scenic Walking Areas, Mountains, Lookouts More
Excellent
18%
Good
57%
Satisfactory
25%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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4 based on 16 reviews

Aoyama Mountain Plateau

Reviewed By Pathfinder804771 - Osaka, JapanOsaka, Japan

風力発電は圧巻!!

ツーリングで訪れました。いつ来ても風が強いです。お店などなにもありませんので、買い物は済ませてから行くのをおすすめします。観光客もあまりいませんので、静かにゆっくりと楽しめます。

6. Ueno Park

116 Ueno Marunochi, Iga 518-8501, Mie Prefecture Nature & Parks
Excellent
16%
Good
68%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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4 based on 80 reviews

Ueno Park

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

116-2 Uenomarunouchi, Iga 518-0873, Mie Prefecture Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
Excellent
44%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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4 based on 14 reviews

Kumihimo no Sato

“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

Tsugemachi, Iga 518-1402, Mie Prefecture Traveler Resources, Visitor Centers
Excellent
9%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
43%
Poor
0%
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3.5 based on 32 reviews

Roadside Station Iga

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

Iga, Mie Prefecture Transportation, Mass Transportation Systems
Excellent
13%
Good
61%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 30 reviews

Iga Tetsudo

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

Iga, Mie Prefecture Events, Cultural Events
Excellent
37%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
51%
Poor
0%
Terrible
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4 based on 8 reviews

Ueno Tenjin Matsuri

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

祭で使われるだんじりが展示

上野天神祭で使われる六基のだんじりのうち、三基がだんじり会館に展示されていて見ることができます。スペースの関係からか、全基展示できないので、入れ替えもあるとのことです。建物の二階から見下ろすこともできるのでオススメです。ただし、当たり前ですが、祭の期間はだんじりがないので、閉館です。祭のビデオもありました。

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