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Myoryuji - Ninja Temple

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Address: 1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-241-0888
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This place was actually a temple and safe house. Not a temple for ninjas. But it was amazing and so well thought out. We arrived five minutes before 2 and made the 45 min tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This place was actually a temple and safe house. Not a temple for ninjas. But it was amazing and so well thought out. We arrived five minutes before 2 and made the 45 min tour that cost 800 yen per person. Highly recommend if you have a few days in Kanazawa

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting temple, nothing like I've seen before. Their tours are in Japanese, but they can give you a booklet with explanations in English. The staff were good at emphasizing they only do Japanese tours and wanted to make sure that was ok before we paid our entry fee. It's name comes from how the temple was... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We throughly enjoyed touring this temple with its hidden doors and staircases, secret passages and traps. From the outside the building appears to be a simple two-story temple, inside it has seven layers with middle floor and middle-middle floors. Although the tour is given only in Japanese, a well designed notebook has pictures of each room and a summary of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Even if it has nothing to do with Ninjas according to the guides, the building still is a very interesting one with hidden stairs, trap doors and a comprehensive tour. As an English speaking person you will get the complete information about everything in the building from your guide which helps a lot. Some people might experience problems with making... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We first heard about this temple on TV and were very excited to visit. We were not disappointed! Although we didn't have a reservation (reservations recommended), we were readily accommodated. Also, although they only offer tours in Japanese, they kindly provided an English explanation of most of the various "tricks" of the building. The tour didn't take place in the... More 

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

When visiting the temple, the focus should not be in this single temple. Instead, one should spend time walk around the whole district and admire the tens of temples scattered around. It is quite impossible to visit all temples in the area though since there are so many.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Normally temples in Japan are famous for their gardens. This is a temple that is more than 300 years old, it has 4 floors and 7 layers, 23 rooms and 29 stairs. Although it has nothing to do with ninjas- it really does not-, it is a unique place to visit with an intricate layout. It seems like most of... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This is a cool little place - it doesn't immediately stand out as a ninja temple but once you have the tour you find out loads and suddenly the place is fascinating.

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Greenock, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

i found this place full of rules right from the start. Although our guide was nice the places could do with some more smiles and more friendliness. The tour itself starts with two monologues in Japanese. Then you are guided around the building as they show you the hidden doors, secret stairs etc. the Japanese tourists in my group seemed... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

You are encouraged to make a reservation which we did. Each small group is let in and sat on the floor in the temple before the tour. They gave each of us English speakers a numbered looseleaf folder that would serve to explain each stop - which it did fullly. Our animated guide took us to the various rooms and... More 

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