Last additions - Iga-ryu Ninja House and Museum 伊賀流忍者博物館
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Iga-Ueno is very successful in promoting its ninja past and drawing tourists. Also see the Koga-ryu Ninja House in Shiga.Apr 17, 2009
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Storefront shutter with ninja drawings.Apr 17, 2009
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Everywhere you go in Iga-Ueno, you see a ninja motif.Apr 17, 2009
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Ninja shopApr 17, 2009
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Even ninja get thirsty.Apr 17, 2009
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Rope knots hung on roof eaves, etc., were also used for communication.Apr 17, 2009
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Female ninja climbing over a wall.Apr 17, 2009
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Ninja doll on a pole.Apr 17, 2009
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During April and early May, they hold the annual ninja festa.Apr 17, 2009
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More secret ninja language.Apr 17, 2009
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Bamboo sticks concealing a sword.Apr 17, 2009
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Pepper bombs to blind you.Apr 17, 2009
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Ninja swords.Apr 17, 2009
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Ninjas under cherry blossoms.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-Ueno Ninja Festa posterApr 17, 2009
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CushionApr 17, 2009
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Female ninjaApr 17, 2009
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Iron clawsApr 17, 2009
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Another ninja museum.Apr 17, 2009
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See many people wearing ninja costumes during the ninja festa.Apr 17, 2009
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Where you can rent a ninja costume.Apr 17, 2009
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Making medicine.Apr 17, 2009
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Juggling sickles. Having a sickle did not arouse suspicion as it was a common farming tool. But for the ninja, it was an effective weapon.Apr 17, 2009
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Inside ninja museum which is in a former rice warehouse.Apr 17, 2009
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Duel to the death.Apr 17, 2009
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Throwing sickles and shuriken.Apr 17, 2009
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Five-colored rice grains used for secret communication.Apr 17, 2009
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Shuriken throwing.Apr 17, 2009
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You have to applaud once in a while.Apr 17, 2009
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Ninja costumesApr 17, 2009
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Shuruken takes skill to throw.Apr 17, 2009
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Nakayama Emiri, a TV personality, tries to throw shuriken.Apr 17, 2009
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Five-colored rice grains used for secret communication.Apr 17, 2009
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Veranda of Iga-ryu Ninja House Apr 17, 2009
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What would a ninja museum be without a display of shuriken?Apr 17, 2009
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Kitchen area in Iga-ryu Ninja House.Apr 17, 2009
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KitchenApr 17, 2009
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Iga-ryu Ninja House ninja show.Apr 17, 2009
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Ninjas in the kitchen. We could not go up into the attic as we can in Koka's ninja house in Shiga.Apr 17, 2009
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Ninja disguisesApr 17, 2009
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For an extra 200 yen, you can watch the ninja show right next to the ninja house.Apr 17, 2009
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Ninja swords are short and straight with no curvature.Apr 17, 2009
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Lock picksApr 17, 2009
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Thatched-roof of Iga-ryu Ninja House.Apr 17, 2009
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Sword demoApr 17, 2009
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Revolving door of Iga-ryu Ninja House Apr 17, 2009
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Flipper-like clogs to walk through swampsApr 17, 2009
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Kitchen in Iga-ryu Ninja House.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-Ueno really plays up its ninja past. Apr 17, 2009
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Another wall door that leads to the basement tunnel.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-ryu Ninja House is a thatched-roof house whose roof once caught fire in the 1990s. It was rebuilt.Apr 17, 2009
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Hidden floor compartment where they hid their valuables outside the house.Apr 17, 2009
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Ninja paint job on a train.Apr 17, 2009
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This is a staircase concealed as a shelf.Apr 17, 2009
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Emergency escape hatch whose lock can be quickly released with a sheet of paper.Apr 17, 2009
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When you push in the end of this floor plank, it opens up to reveal a sword.Apr 17, 2009
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Inside the Iga-ryu Ninja House.Apr 17, 2009
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Another swinging wall door.Apr 17, 2009
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Sword hidden in the floor.Apr 17, 2009
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Kunoichi female ninja guideApr 17, 2009
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Even the trains have a ninja (female) paint job.Apr 17, 2009
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Inside the Iga-ryu Ninja HouseApr 17, 2009
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Entrance to the basement.Apr 17, 2009
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Once a group gets large enough, they take you all in and a female ninja guide explains the house's ninja trickery. Admission charged. Recommended is the set of tickets that admit you to the ninja house, castle, and Danjiri Museum.Apr 17, 2009
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There she goes.Apr 17, 2009
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Now a shelf. It leads to the attic.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-ryu Ninja House is in Ueno Park which includes Iga-Ueno Castle nearby.Apr 17, 2009
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Iga-ryu Ninja House garden. They take you in groups, so you may have to wait a while before you can go in.Apr 17, 2009
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Ueno-shi Station has ninja dolls to greet you.Apr 17, 2009
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The first demo is this swinging wall.Apr 17, 2009
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An altar in the Iga-ryu Ninja House.Apr 17, 2009
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Lets you escape to the next room instantly, or climb up or down the ladder on the right wall.Apr 17, 2009
   
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