Iga-ryu Ninja Museum

Iga-ryu Ninja Museum
Karakuri Yashiki (house of tricks and illusions) were developed in order to protect techniques for the manufacture of explosives from being stolen by the enemy’s spies. Visitors should definitely not miss the various gimmicks such as Dondengaeshi (a revolving trapdoor), Nukemichi (a secret passage), Kakushido (a hidden door) and Katanakakushi (a hidden sword).

In 1964, a farmhouse at Takayama in Ueno City (currently Iga City) was relocated and reconstructed as the Iga-ryu Ninja House, renamed Iga-ryu Ninja Museum in 1998.
Ninjas demonstrate the Karakuri tricks fixed within the ninja yashiki (ninja house) used for defense purposes. The exhibition hall consists of a display of tools used by the ninja, and introduction to their history and daily life are presented, allowing visitors to learn about the wisdom of the ninja that can be applied to modern times.
At Ninjutsu Hiroba Square, the Iga ninja group, “Ashura”, carry out a performance to demonstrate ninja skills. An explanation of the type of tools and weapons ninjas used to execute their missions and how the tools were used to defend themselves is provided.

Iga-ryu Ninja Museum


10 minutes’ walk from Uenoshi Sta. on the Iga Railway




117 Ueno-marunouchi,Iga City


9:00~17:00(Last admission: 16:30)


December 29th〜January 1st



Admission fee

756 yen (adults)

  • Karakuri Yashiki (house of tricks and illusions)
  • Iga-ryu Ninja Museum
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