Iga in Mie is home to approximately 98,000 people.
It’s located approximately 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Osaka and about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Nagoya.
If you want to rest a while in a little tranquility be sure to check out Kagiya no Tsuji Park or the popular Aoyama Northern Park. These are just two of the pleasant local green havens that visitors can enjoy in and around Iga.
Don’t miss the chance to visit the wonderful forts and castles in the region. The old Ueno Castle, a local icon, shows where members of the nobility lived and protected their families from enemy armies.
The Iga Ninja Museum is the perfect escape for lovers of learning in Iga. Take advantage of the peace and quiet, ask the staff about any temporary displays, grab something from the gift shop or just admire the treasures of the past.
An old religious gathering place, one of the most popular of the many heritage sites here, is the Hogon-ji Temple. Visit this heritage site to learn about its past as well as to admire the architecture.
Regardless of whether you’re staying in Iga business or relaxation, you’ll get more from your stay by spending a little time at the Haiseiden and the Omura Shrine.