I’ve never been to the Iga Ninja Museum in Mie Prefecture, but I did go to a makeshift ninja house in Odaiba last month. They show you all the tricks that these feet-shuffling, shuriken-hurdling spies had to manipulate, like slanted rooms and fake doors and spinning hallways.
But I think the museum is much more realistic. It showcases real ninja swords and outfits; teaches you about ninja traditions and customs; and will pretty much fix any misconceptions about the feudal assassins that Americans now associated with a bunch of masked green turtles.
You can even learn their skillz and sneak into the Ueno Castle. Fucking rad, huh? I wanna go.
Pictured left: the Ninja Train you take to get there.