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Explore in Iga city - hometown of Ninja; Drive by Rent A Car

by Tetsuya
6:30h $ 188 Price up to 4 people


  • Iga Ueno Station or Hotel Pick up in Iga Ueno City
  • Ueno Castle
  • NInja Museum
  • Basho Memorial Museum
  • Iga Kumihimo Center
  • Kyu Suiko-do (samurai school owned by clan)
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188.00 USD

Price up to 4 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior


This tour shall be carried out using rent a car which shall be arranged by a tourist, though the guide shall drive the car. Iga city is the hometown of Nina, where Iga school was found. The tourist shall visit Ninja house where many tricks are arranged inside. Also Ninja demonstration show is held there. Also tourist can experience local product of Iga braid.

What to Expect

In Feudal era, Iga city was hometown of Ninja - group of Japanese spies hired by feudal lords. In this tour, we will visit Ueno castle, Ninja museum, Basho ( master of 'Haiku' poet) memorial museum, Iga Kumihimo Center and Kyu Suiko-do (samurai school owned by clan). In Ninja Museum, you can experience the shuriken throw. In Iga Kumihimo Center, you can experience making 'Kumihimo' (a type of braid) . So not only seeing historic sights but also experiencing historic arts are selling points of this tour. Depending on progress of tour, order of visit may change.  

Organized by Tetsuya

Licensed Guide


  • Iga Ueno Station or Hotel Pick up in Iga Ueno City
  • Ueno Castle
  • NInja Museum
  • Basho Memorial Museum
  • Iga Kumihimo Center
  • Kyu Suiko-do (samurai school owned by clan)


The tourist have to rent a car though the guide drives it due to the latest regulation to conduct the tour. Iga city is located between Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya. It is quite convenient sightseeing place to stop by on the way if you have a car. If the tourist expect to travel from Nagoya, Osaka or Kyoto, the guide shall be prepared to drive from starting point to destination if it is requested in advance with additional charge.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in Ueno city, transportation fee in Ueno City, Parking Fee for a guide's car
What‘s not included
Food, Entrance Fee for you and guide (Ueno Castle 500 jpy/person, Ninja Museum 1256 jpy/person, Basho Memorial Museum 300 jpy/person, Kyu Suiko Do 200 jpy/person, Iga Kumihimo Center 1000 jpy/person), Transportation fee ( to the meeting point)
Meeting Point
Iga Ueno Station, At your hotel in Iga Ueno city
Ending Point
Iga Ueno Station, At your hotel in Iga Ueno city
6:30 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people

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Can I make changes after I book?

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Starting and ending points of the tour.

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Can I add more people to my booking?

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Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Tetsuya

Licensed Guide

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Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I am an Licensed Guide Interpreter for English. I can offer the following services through my career and experience:

a) Tour Guide - Nagoya, Takayama, Ise, Tokyo and Kyoto
b) Plant Tour Guide - Metal, Casting, Automobile, Chemical and Machinery
c) Interpreter for Business and Basic Engineering Meetings
d) Bicycle or Mountaineering Guide Tour

I am 59 years old now but quite healthy. I love bicycle ride and go on cycling for 70-100 km/day every weekend. That is why I have included bicycle ride tour in the above selections.

Sorry, due to present working conditions of my primary job, I can only offer you weekend tour, but I am planning to expand available date and tour into more attractive ones in the next year. Check my present tour first ! It's your choice to wait until the next year or to take a chance now. I am sure I will not disappoint you. read more