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Iga-Ryu Ninja Museum - English Commentary?

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Iga-Ryu Ninja Museum - English Commentary?

I am travelling to Japan in April with my wife and children - 12 and 15. The children have expressed some interest in visiting the Iga-Ryu Ninja Museum in Iga-Ueno.

I have a few questions for the experienced:

. is there an English speaking tour of the museum/ninja house or is it all conducted only in Japanese?

. we will be based in both Kyoto and Osaka at various times. As far as access is concerned, we will have JR Passes and prefer to access from Kyoto before the Passes expire and we move on to Osaka. I found excellent access details on Japan-Guide.com by JR, but which entails several train changes. We are a bit daunted about this, probably unnecessarily. Is there sufficient English signage to get by?

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e4353.html

. is Ueno Castle worth visiting bearing in mind we will be visiting Himeji, Osaka, and Nijo.

Thanks

. finally, is it feasible to travel to or from Nara by JR line?

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1. Re: Iga-Ryu Ninja Museum - English Commentary?

Getting to the museum from Kyoto involves several train transfers. Train signs are also in English. You'll do fine. http://www.hyperdia.com/ for train schedules. JR Nara Line is best from Kyoto to Nara - 75 min.

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2. Re: Iga-Ryu Ninja Museum - English Commentary?

The Ninja Museum was discussed on this thread recently:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g298564-i2712-k405…

Reply #2 has the link of videos of ninja show.

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