Iga Ueno Castle boasts the highest stonewalls of any castle in Japan, some 30 meters in height. The castle is the main landmark of Ueno, the central city of the Iga region. The third floor of the castle donjon(tower) provides an excellent view of the city. The inner most and rock wall is famous in Japan for its height, and is well worth seeing.
Adjacent Ueno Park is famous for its cherry blossoms, and the Iga-ryu Ninja Museum and Haiseiden Basho Museum (Haiku Sanctuary) are also within easy walking distance of the castle.
Address and Contact
Iga Ueno Castle 106 Ueno Marunouchi, Ueno City (Ueno-shi), Iga City (Iga-shi), Mie Prefecture 518-0873, Japan Note: Ueno City (Ueno-shi) was merged with the old town of Iga to form the new city – Iga City (Iga-shi) Direction: Five-minute walk from Kintetsu Ueno-city station Hour: 9:00 ~ 17:00
Entrance: Student and Children 200 Yen, Adult: 500 Yen. A combined admission ticket is available for Ueno Castle, Ninja Yashiki Museum and the Iga Ueno Tenjin Shrine Festival & Danjiri Hall/Museum, all within walking distance.
Iga Ueno Tourism Association: 122-4 Ueno Marunouchi, Ueno City (Ueno-shi), Iga City (Iga-shi), Mie-ken (Mie Prefecture) 518-0873, Japan TEL: 0595-26-7788 Fax: 0595-26-7799
Ueno Chamber of Commerce and Industry 500 Ueno Marunouchi, Ueno City (Ueno-shi), Iga City (Iga-shi), Mie-ken (Mie Prefecture) 518-0873, Japan TEL: 0595-21-0527 FAX: 0595-24-3857