Iga Area - Birthplace of the Ninja

Surrounded by mountains, Iga at one time prospered as a castle town and is famous as the home of ninja spies. It is also the birthplace of the famous Japanese haiku poet Matsuo Basho.
Iga Area - Birthplace of the Ninja, Iga City (Iga-shi)
There are several historical places and vestige of the past around the area, some of which still have the mystery and grandeur of bygone days. In addition, the mountainous areas in the southern and eastern parts of Iga are set aside as national parks and offer several opportunties to enjoy nature during all four seasons.