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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Wandering in Iga Ueno

Wandering in Iga Ueno

Jeanne Austry

Wandering in Iga-Ueno city, the home of ninjas : haiku, traditional crafts, castle and sake tasting !

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Igayaki Ceramics Class

Igayaki Ceramics Class

Jeanne Austry

Protected in the mountains, the traditional craft of the Iga pottery can still be experienced today. Discover more about traditional..

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Meeting with the Legend

Meeting with the Legend

Jeanne Austry

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..

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Basho. Haiku or Ninja Master?

Basho. Haiku or Ninja Master?

Chris Glenn

There’s a rumor that the famed haiku poet Matsuo Basho wasn’t just a master of poetry, but a master of the art of the Ninja!

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Iga Ueno Castle

Iga Ueno Castle

Chris Glenn

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

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Soba Matsuo: Ninja Noodles

Soba Matsuo: Ninja Noodles

Chris Glenn

Soba Matsuo is a wonderful restaurant that serves a variety of hot and cold hand-made soba, or buckwheat noodles.

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