Iga castle in the Ninja city of IgaOne of the top historical sites in Japan is the Iga-Ueno Castle. Located in Iga, where many Ninjas lived and trained during the Edo Period, this castle was once owned by the powerful landlord and governing official (known as a Daimyo) Todo Takatora. Originally built as a “defense weapon” for the area, it was later converted to a governing office after 1602. These pictures posted here were all taken by Dr. Hirohisa Oda, author of the book “Real Ninja”.

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2 Responses to “Iga-Ueno Castle”

  • learning to see beyond the myth and the falsehoods of the glory of destruction
    sun tzu and what happens when morals are not used
    also a price to pay for this realization

  • I have said that the “True Ninja” still exist even in todays world. I am 66 years old and it just seems illogical that these mystical warriors would just disappear. I spent time in Japan in the 1960s and was told by a few of the elder people that to assume that Ninja’s just died out would be the act of genuine stupidity. Just my opinion and I’ll keep it till I pass on!

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