Ninja Village article June 16, 2014
The Iga-ryū Ninja Museum (伊賀流忍者博物館 Iga-ryū Ninja Hakubutsukan?) located in Iga, Mie Prefecture, Japan, is a museum dedicated to the history of the ninja and ninjutsu. It was established in 1964 and is located near Iga Ueno Castle. Jinichi Kawakami, who serves as the honorary director of the Iga-ryū Ninja Museum, is proclaimed to be the 21st head of Iga-ryū ninjutsu.
The museum’s collection includes ancient ninjutsu writings analyzed scientifically along with ancient ninjutsu weapons. The museum has audiovisuals, models and extensive static displays of the weaponry and techniques employed by ninja. There are over 400 ninja tools on display, including shuriken actually used in the time of the ninja. The museum also features a model village with tours and demonstrations of its features.
There is also a virtual version of the museum in Second Life.
Koka Ninja Village
There are a ninja museum, a ninja house, a shrine, and lots more. Visitors can experience many ninja skills here.
Location: 394 Oki Koka-cho Koka-city, Shiga prefecture
Access: Shuttle buses available from JR Kusatsu line Koka Station
Togakushi Ninpo Karakuri Yashiki (Ninja Trick House)
The house is like a maze, and there are interesting hidden tricks.
Location: 3688-12 Togakushi Nagano-city, Nagano prefecture
Closed: winter season (Mid November – Mid April)