Learn the secrets of the ninja in beautiful Iga!

Spend two days in the birthplace of the ninja. Test your ninja skills in a forest training course, see traditional weapons, stay in a ninja-themed hotel room and sample the snack that kept the famous Japanese spies going on long journeys.

Type of Trip
1 Night
Type of Transportation
Private car

Akame 48 Waterfalls

Start your tour at Akame 48 Waterfalls where you will see if you have what it takes to be a ninja. Get into character by putting on a ninja costume like the ones made famous in movies before heading into an exciting mountain training course to test your skills.
Activities include trying to hit targets with throwing stars, using stealth to move through tight spaces, rope climbing and much more. Immerse yourself in the past while training in the same forests where ninja trained in feudal times.

  • Akame 48 Waterfalls

car : 50 min 

Ninja Museum of Iga-ryu

The second spot on the tour is the Ninja Museum of Iga-ryu, which is located near Iga Ueno Castle in Ueno Park. The museum houses a vast collection of ninja weapons and historical items for visitors to check out.
The informative displays provide a detailed picture of life in feudal Japan and how the ninja lived and practiced espionage. There are also exciting live shows in the museum’s courtyard featuring demonstrations with traditional ninja weapons and tools.

  • Ninja Museum of Iga-ryu

Iga Ueno City Hotel

After enjoying your day of ninja training and learning more about feudal Japan’s famous spies, you can relax and refresh at Iga Ueno City Hotel. This modern hotel caters to tourists who visit Iga in search of a special ninja focused experience.
You can stay in a ninja-themed room that has been decorated in a fun and creative way. Get a great night’s sleep in a comfortable bed and wake up ready for the second day of your tour. When you check out, make sure to pick up some ninja souvenirs in the lobby.

  • Iga Ueno City Hotel

Ozawa Confectionary

You can try the famous katayaki (hard baked cookies) at the last stop on your tour at the Ozawa Confectionary. The sweet katayaki are said to be the hardest cookie in all of Japan and were a popular snack with ninja who would take them on long journeys.
Each package of katayaki comes with a small wooden mallet that can be used to break the cookies and make them easier to enjoy. The Ozawa Confectionary is a family business that has been making the sweet treats since 1965 and visitors are always welcome.

  • Ozawa Confectionary