- Japanese culture
Iga in Mie Prefecture is a city with a long ninja tradition. If you like ninjas, you should definitely visit this place!
In this article, we will introduce you to two of the main attractions of Iga, the Iga Ueno Castle and the Ninja Museum of Iga-Ryu.
For information on how to access Iga and how to become a ninja yourself, take a look at the following article: Iga Ninja Village – Where Your Ninja Dreams Come True!
The Iga Ueno Castle and the Highest Stone Wall in Japan
Iga Ueno Castle was built in the late 16th century. It is located inside the Ueno Park and is one of the three main attractions of the Iga Ninja Village. It is also known as Hakuho Castle (White Phoenix Castle) because of its white exterior, elegantly curved roof and beautiful architecture.
From the window of the castle, you can see the whole area running up to the faraway mountain range. Here, urbanization hasn’t shown much of its influence, so the landscape still keeps its calm and peaceful atmosphere and thus, visitors can see an image of Iga that is not-too-different from how it looked several centuries ago.
The Museum inside the Castle
Inside, the castle hosts a museum which displays many historical artefacts related to the area and to the Iga clan in particular.
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