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Discover Iga

For everyone interested in learning more about ninja's, Iga is the place to go. Home to the Iga-ryu ninja tradition, one of the two most well known ninja traditions in the world. Visit the Ninja museum where you can do some hands-on ninja training. 

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Getting around in Iga

Depending on your interests, Iga is doable on foot, as the most famous sights such as the castle and the ninja museum are within walking distance from the station. Though, other sights are a bit further away, which require a car to get to. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to Iga

Public transportation:

Travelers who wish to see Iga Ueno Castle and the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum should get off at Uenoshi Station. From there it is only a couple of minutes walking to both sights. 

 

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Kansai International Airport in Osaka. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes

 

Car rentals: 

How long to stay in Iga

We recommend staying in Iga between half a day and one day. 
 

Hotels in Iga

Flights to Iga

The nearest and most convenient airport is Kansai International Airport in Osaka. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes

Festivals in Iga

There are several festivals here throughout the year. Please be advised that the following list is based upon previous entries of those festivals and that the dates might have changed slightly in the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
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For the exact location of any of the festivals listed here, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.

 

  • Iga City Fireworks Festival

    • Date: July 21st

    • Time: 20:00 - 21:00

 

  • Yabuta Shrine Fireworks Festival

    • Date: July 31st

    • Time: 20:20 - 21:30
       

  • Shimagahara Summer Festival

    • Date: August 3rd

    • Time: 15:00 - 21:00 (Fireworks: 20:00 - 21:00)
       

  • Oyamada Furusato Summer Festival

    • Date: August 15th

    • Time: 18:00 - 21:00 (Fireworks: 20:30 - 21:00)

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