Iga Ueno Ninja Festival in Ueno Park

Photo by Isaac Bordas used under CC

Iga, in Mie prefecture, is famously one of the centres of the not-so-secret art of ninjitsu and home to the Ninja Museum next to Iga-Ueno castle. Undoubtedly because of the name connection, the Iga-Ueno Ninja Festival will be making a trip to Tokyo’s very own Ueno park.

There will be singing, dancing, magic shows, shuriken throwing-star throwing competitions, and sales of Iga produce but don’t expect demonstrations of the assassins’ deadly arts, this is more of a family festival. Kids can hire colourful ninja outfits for ¥1,000 but a cheapo pro-tip is to buy them in Tokyu-hands or Don Quixote in advance – they may cost more but your kids will get to keep them.

Dates:
Venue: Ueno Park
Recommended hotel Tokyo Ueno New Izu Hotel
Entry: Free
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Closest station(s): JR Ueno Station
Web: http://iga-e.com/
Link in Japanese
Area: Ueno
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