Otogi Touge


Nishiyama, Iga, Mie

About this sight

An area of stunning natural beauty.

Legend has it that Tokugawa Ieyasu passed through this area with the aide of Iga and Koga ninjas as he returned to Okazaki, during the Honnoji War. These ninjas included Hattori Hanzo, who supposedly saved Tokugawa Ieyasu's life, before helping him become the founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which effectively ruled from 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868.

For an unparalleled view of Iga and Mie in general, make sure you climb the steps to the peak of Otogi Touge when you visit!