Welcome to the NINJA City!

The Iga-Ueno NINJA Festa

April 7-May 6, 2018

Turn into a Ninja!

At the Ninja Henshin Dokoro (the Ninja makeover station), you can turn into a Ninja.
All sizes of Ninja costumes are available from children to adults.
1,000yen or over per person

The following are the 15 stations where you can dress up as a Ninja.
The biggest Ninja makeover station on weekends is in Haitopia Building (in front of Ueno-shi Station, during April 21 - May6).
The" numbers" are shown on the map.


::: The Ninja makeover stations list :::

Haitopia 5F (April 21 – May 6)
The biggest Ninja makeover station on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays


Danjiri Museum
The main Ninja makeover station for weekdays
Everyday ex. April 22( or 29, if rain on 22) 10:00-16:00



Murai Bankou-En

Weekdays 9:00-19:00


Hill Hotel Sanpia Iga

Everyday 10:00-19:00


Iga-Ryu Ninja Shop

Everyday ex.Wed. 9:00-17:00

Reservation required on weekends


Hotel Rosa Blanca Aoyama Garden Resort

Everyday 10:00-17:00


Yo-Kan-Zuke Miyazaki-ya

Everyday 10:00-16:00



Everyday ex.Thursday (but May 3) 9:30-18:00


Wakura no Yado Hotel :Root inn Grandia Iga-Ueno

Everyday 10:00-17:00


Kyou Yume Sakura

Everyday ex.Monday and April 15 10:00-16:30


Maruju Ueno IC shop

Everyday 10:00-17:00


Ikoi no Yakata

Everyday ex.odd-numbered day 10:00-16:00


Mode Shop Mikiya

Everyday ex.Monday (but April 30) 9:30-19:00


Sarubino Oyamada Onsen

Everyday ex.Monday (but April 30) 10:00-17:00


Someju Iga-Ueno

Everyday 10:00-18:00


Train as a Ninja!

There are six DOJOs where you can train to be a Ninja.
They can be found at the Iga-Ueno downtown area on weekends.


First: Get the SHUGYO-NO-SHO which is the Book of the Ninja training.
It costs 1,000yen including 500yen coupon, called DOFU, available at the Ninja makeover stations,the DOJOs or the sponsorship stores.
Even if you don’t buy this book, you can try each activitiy with 200yen at each DOJO.

Second: The SHUGYO-NO-SHO (Book of the Ninja training) will be available during the Festa, so you can visit the DOJOs in one day or several days.
Wearing the Ninja costume and going around the DOJOs by train, between Nishi-Ote Station and Kaya-machi Station, you can get on it for free.

At last: Get a Ninja certificate after you complete the training.
Besides the Ninja training activities, some of Ninja facilities will give you the bonus score for the grade. The Ninja costume, Iga Ninja Museum, Danjiri Museum, Ueno Castle and Iga Railway can give you 10 bonus score each.


::: The Ninja training DOJO list :::




At front of Nishi-Ote Station






■Wood Puzzle


At the house of AKAI






■Hands Exercises


At Ueno Nonin-machi Shugi-sho

Hanging on a thick bamboo stick, cross over quickly to the other side.




■Blowing out the fire of the candles as the lanterns


At Ueno-Naka-machi Kominkan










■Throwing Knife


At Iga-Kasakura






■Japanese Archery made by the Ninjas


At Ginza no Yakata





The Instagram Campaign

Post your photos to the 15th Anniversary Instagram campaign of th NINJA Festa.

Follow @igauenoninjafesta
Tweet with #ninjafesta2018

Application Requirements:
They must be shot during the Festa. (April 7- May6)
They must be shot in the Festa.
They must dress up as a Ninja.

【Application Period】April 6- May 13

You may get a gorgeous prize!