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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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Very unique in many ways

This is a very unique temple with many interesting historical stories attached. A well organized Japanese tour guide will walk you through this complex building with English guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hiro H
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Sydney
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Sydney
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very unique temple with many interesting historical stories attached. A well organized Japanese tour guide will walk you through this complex building with English guide book. Very popular place. My wife and I enjoy it a lot. Highly recommended.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although the entire tour was in Japanese this really was a not to be missed temple. As other reviewers have said, you need to reserve your spot either at the temple or via phone. It seems a little silly but it's utterly worth it. Although the temple is ninja free the architecture and originality of the structure is fascinating, and... More 

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Thank Khyalla
Osaka
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31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prior reservation required. No interpretation on site, however detailed foreign language guide materials are available. Amazing tricks and ideas to protect the master of the castle from assaults.

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Nagano, Japan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful gardens we have seen in Japan Old trees, running water, immaculate buildings and internal vistas

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Kyoto, Japan
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

"You better be there on time" the tourist information guy at Kanazawa station told us. He was right. The tour starts almost on the second so be sure to be there in time. Staff is super kind, but strict on time. It is quite rushed, but didn't matter really. Whole tour is in Japanese with English or Chinese explanation books.... More 

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千葉県
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276 reviews
186 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

This temple is called “Ninja” temple because there are a lot of tricks inside to fight and escape from enemies. There are secret rooms, stairs and corridors. There was no relation with Ninja actually. For sight-seeing, you have to reserve the tour by phone. The tour is 40 min. You can use public bus Kanazawa Station to visit. Estimate one... More 

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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Although the tour is in Japanese we were provided with an English guide to read and certainly did not miss out on this fabulous tour . This is a must see when in Kanazawa

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Australia
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198 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Its a bit hard to find , not many signs in English. We felt it was worth the 800 yen each, but be aware you have to reserve a spot on the tours, we were lucky to get there very early and get a spot, but there where big crowds as we came out. The tour is all in Japanese... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

And old temple believe to be own by ninjas, is a ninja house that you can only access with a reservation, if you arrived without this one they will not let you in, so be aware of that. I'm putting 3 stars because I wasn't able to enter.

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Thank Raul C
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Make sure you make the effort to visit this temple. You must book ahead and be warned the tour is only in Japanese. The kind man at the tourist information office rang and booked for us. We waited with the Japanese tourists to be allocated into a specific group and then as the tour began we were given a folder... More 

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