Iga City – Home of the Ninja

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The Iga-Ueno area is considered the birthplace of the ninja. A trip to Iga, Mie prefecture, provides visitors the chance to learn about the history and customs of the ninja, as well as a host of sightseeing spots for history, culture and nature lovers too.

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Igayaki Ceramics Class Mie

Igayaki Ceramics Class

Protected in the mountains, the traditional craft of the Iga pottery can still be experienced today. Discover more about traditional pottery in Japan with a pottery class that is a day trip from Kyoto or Nagoya.

Meeting with the Legend Mie

Meeting with the Legend

Do you want to learn more about ninjas ? Iga Ueno is the place to go ! An historical center of ninja clans, you can nowadays discover there about the ninjas history and legends, and maybe even meet with real ninjas !

Iga Ueno Castle Mie

Iga Ueno Castle

Most foreign tourists head to the north western Mie Prefecture town to see the ninja, without even realizing the city of Iga Ueno was also a castle town.