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Myoryuji - Ninja Temple

1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 921-8031, Japan
+81 76-241-0888
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Ranked #3 of 67 Attractions in Kanazawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Palm Coast, Florida
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244 reviews 244 reviews
128 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This is not really a Ninja Temple but is worth the visit. No photos allowed inside and the tour is in Japanese but it is an interesting place to see.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I went there with my friend who does not speak Japanese. Pros: 1) Amazing, fascinating historical building with unique contraptions and structures, no doubt about it 2) Friendly and helpful guide explains the tour 3) English, French guidebooks provided for use during the tour Cons: 1) The tours are a bit rushed, which clearly put stress on the tour guide;... More 

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hawaii
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20 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is not actually a ninja temple but has all of the structural hiding places that would have been used by ninja. Reservations are needed but can be made the same day by your hotel or guide. The visit takes about 45 minutes and the tour is in Japanese but there is an excellent guidebook in English that is given... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We were glad we went for the Myoruji visit. The guide was in Japanese but they provided us with an English booklet with photos and explanations. Having the photos in the book also allowed us to note where the next contraption or trapdoor was before the other tourists and find a good spot to stand in to see the guide... More 

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Uppsala, Sweden
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Interesting tour showing trap doors and other nifty things at a temple. Tour in Japanese, but with a detailed book in English which followed the tour.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Interesting temple - much better than the ninja villages and edo wonderland in other parts of Japan. Very strict and a bit stuffy with the rules and reservations.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were given a booklet to read as the guide took the tour group around. The book had good information in to read and was well set out. The temple has many interesting features in regard to its defence and is well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We found out about this temple through trip advisor - looking for things to do for the day in Kanazawa. It was a great place to visit - hidden rooms, secret staircases, and booby traps were all demonstrated by the tour guide. Downside is no photos permitted and the tour is in Japanese. A printed guide is distributed to non... More 

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Takasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This temple has nothing to do with Ninjas, but is still well worth a visit. While being deceptively tiny on the outside, it's full of hidden rooms, stairways, and deathtraps. The tour is very informative, but unfortunately is conducted entirely in Japanese. However, visitors are provided with English leaflets which provide a pretty close translation of what the tour guide... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Despite the name the Ninja Temple didn't house and ninja. It is filled with secret passages and traps though. It's well worth a visit but there are two difficulties. The first one is that you have to reserve beforehand by phone (best let the staff in your hostel make the call) and secondly, the guided tour is Japanese only. You... More 

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