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Ninja Museum

We left Shizuoka at 8:00 a.m. for a 6-hour trip to the Ninja Museum at Igaryu. 

Ninja Museum is an interesting place where visitors are shown (or educated) to the world of Ninja. The museum looks like a farmhouse to me. It’s a deception, of course! 

Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

A ninja, named Taroujirou once lived here. Don’t ask me who he is because, like you, I have no freakin’ idea. LOL… He must be a ninja celebrity, for sure. 😀 

Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

A ninja is a type of Japanese warrior during feudal times. He is a adept in gathering information secretly for espionage and sabotage.

Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

In other other words, ninjas are members of secret service agency. They’re like James Bond and FBI together, but fully-masked. And yes, ninjas were also called to disrupt and even assassinate enemies from time to time.

Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

From the gate, we were ushered to a ninja’s residential house (and yes, we had to remove our shoes) where there was a demonstration on how ninjas use their residence in case it is under attack by enemies.

The girl demonstrates how ninjas move quickly from one place to another at Iga Ninja Museum Ueno.

The girl demonstrates how ninjas move quickly from one place to another at Iga Ninja Museum Ueno.

The demonstration was really quick —because ninjas— which only lasted in less than 6 minutes. We were awed at how ninjas make use of the revolving door, trick door, underground passage, lookout place and safe compartment in a wink of an eye! 

The girl demonstrates how ninjas move quickly from one place to another at Iga Ninja Museum Ueno.

The girl demonstrates how ninjas move quickly from one place to another at Iga Ninja Museum Ueno.

After a short demo, we were led to a tunnel-like passage onto the museum proper. It’s a tiny museum but answers all the questions you wanna know about the spies. There were ninja costumes, armors and other weapons they used to kill their enemies. There’s also a video presentation on how ninjas are trained in the agile world of ninjutsu and martial arts.

Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

Iga Ninja Museum Ueno in Japan has all things ninja.

When we exited the museum, we queued up again to see a 20-minute ninja performance. It was ok, but not really impressive. You would be glad to know that ninjas have good sense of humour, too. In fact, they kept the audience laughing at their antics, including me, despite my nada knowledge of the Japanese language.

JAPAN IS THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN

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