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Iga Ueno Castle伊賀上野城

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This castle is also called the Hakuho (white phoenix) castle as the white shining walls of this three-story castle look almost like a phoenix resting its wings. Distinguished castle designer Todo Takatora, who took up the position of feudal lord of Tsu Domain, Ise Province originally built a five-story castle keep but it was destroyed during a great storm in 1612. The current castle keep was restored in 1935. The beautiful stone walls with a height of 30 meters as well as the inner moat remain as they were at the time when Takatora designed them, and the castle was designated as a national historic site in 1967, while the castle keep was designated as an Iga City Tangible Cultural Property in 1985.

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place Mie Pref. Igashi Uenomarunouchi 106
phone 0595213148

Review of Ueno Castle

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Reviewed:2018/10/20 You too can be a ninja for a day!
A lot is made of Iga-Ueno's connection with the Ninja. Probably was good once upon a time but now quite overdone. The castle itself is about average as Japanese small castles go with so-so displays...
Reviewed:2018/09/27 Great scenery, from the castle in a comfortable park
Iga is probably famous for the Ninja. The Ueno Park consists mainly of three facilities, the Ninja park, the Basho museum (Basho is famous for his Japanese poem, "Haikai".)

The castle is one of the...
Reviewed:2018/08/09 Ueno castle
I felt this castle could be displayed better. There was not much described for this castle inside. If I could learn about the history and background through items shown, the experience would be much...



Mie Pref. Igashi Uenomarunouchi 106 [map]



9:00-17:00 (Admission is until 16:45)
Admission fee Adults 500 yen, Children 200 yen

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Mie Main Areas


Spread across the eastern side of the Kii Peninsula, Mie prefecture boasts hundreds of kilometers of pretty coastline comprising the oyster-rich Toba city and Shima National Park all the way down to Kumano, a city that marks the beginning of part of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage, which runs into neighboring Wakayama prefecture. However, Mie is best known for the Ise Jingu Shinto shrine inland, one of the oldest and largest shrines in the country.

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