Places in Iga
Iga is roughly in the center of the Japanese islands.
It is located just between the cities of Osaka and Nagoya and is approximately a 90 minute drive from the Kansai International Airport. It is also about a 110 minute drive from the Chubu Centrair International Airport.
It has also flourished as a cultural crossroad since ancient times, with the Kiyomizu-dera and Kinkaku-ji temples in Kyoto, the Ise Grand Shrine in Ise, and Kashikojhima Island, where the Ise-Shima Summit has previously been held.
Access to Iga
It is very convenient to get around in Iga.
For access from Osaka, Kyoto, and Nagoya, there are the JR and Kintetsu lines.
You can get around with the Iga Railway within the city’s center which is painted with Ninjas.
If you get off at Ueno Station from the Iga Railway, Ueno Park is right nearby with the Ninja Museum of Igaryu.
Note) There are limited JR times. Please confirm the time table in advance.
The Meihan Expressway (a highway for vehicles) runs nearby the town center and connects to Nagoya and Osaka.
From Osaka:Bus runs only on Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays,
Aug 13th to Aug 15th, and Dec 30th to Jan 4th.
The bus service from Kyoto was discontinued at the end of September, 2018.
近鉄電車 Kintetsu Railway
伊賀鉄道 Iga Railway
http://www.igatetsu.co.jp/cat7/ *only in Japanese
高速バス (三重交通) Express bus Mie Kotsu
http://www.sanco.co.jp/ *only in Japanese