Visiting Ninja homeland to see real Ninja with a private guide
You are welcomed to Iga city of Mie Prefecture, the famous Ninja homeland, in the middle of forest and mountains. I will take you from your hotel in Osaka, to Iga city via Kintetsu train. There, you can enjoy Ninja residence, Ninja Museum, Ninja show in the park, and trying to throw Ninja stars, while wearing Ninja costume. Also, you will visit beautiful Ueno castle with a nick name of "white phoenix" where the descendants of Ninja were once assigned to be the castle masters. After lunch we will visit the local tea shop, run by the popular master who claims to be one of the descendants of Ninja clans. The tour is not recommended on every Tuesday and for winter season from December through February, because the popular Ninja show is off.
1) After meeting you at your hotel in Osaka around 8:00, we will take Kintetsu train with the departure from Uehonmachi in Osaka around 8:30 and change trains to Iga railway - arriving at Ueno city at 10:37.
2) Walking around Ueno castle park, to visit Ninja residence, Ninja museum, Ninja show and Ueno castle. After lunch we will go to the downtown to visit the popular tea shop for enjoying the hospitality of the shop's master, who claims to be a descendant of Ninja.
3)Leaving Ueno city by at 14:46 to be back to Uehonmachi around 16:30. 4)If you want to wear Ninja costume for rent, I recommend earlier start by half an hour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the lobby of your hotel in Osaka.
End location: I will see you off at the place where we met.
Duration: 8 hours
The trip is not recommended on every Tuesday and for winter season from December through February, for the popular Ninja show is off.
By Kintetsu train and Iga railway,and walking.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
6000 Japanese Yen - This is an expense per person. Payments include Kintetsu train and local train fares , admissions for facilities (Ninja residence,Ninja museum, and Ninja show ) and a lunch. Please keep it in mind that local restaurants basically do not accept a credit card, but cash only.
I have no license for driving a commercial car that carries passengers.
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Another winning local guide. Ken opened my eyes to an obscure but important part of Japan's heritage-the Ninja. He was intelligent, well informed, engaged and engaging. Thank you!