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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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We enjoyed it even without understanding Japanese. The tours are all in Japanese but for the english speakers they provide a brochure with pictures and explanations so even though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Sibiu, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed it even without understanding Japanese. The tours are all in Japanese but for the english speakers they provide a brochure with pictures and explanations so even though the guide explains to you something in Japanese, you actually read the information and make an idea about the objective you are viewing. It has a lot of hidden traps/ stairs...really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Beside other reviews, we found the place awesome. Because it is a temple but with some cool additions! And I disagree that the price is abusive, most temples charge 300 to 500 yen, with almost none information in English. There you have a guide (Japanese only) but you receive a guide book in English and also the tour guide is... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The temple requires reservation: we asked our hotel staff to reserve for us and we were able to get a place the same day. You are not allowed to take picture inside, and like everyone said, the tour is in Japanese but there is a guidebook in English. All the other visitors in our group were Japanese; and they treated... More 

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Woodford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was quite interesting and worth visiting but all in Japanese. They make a point that even if you come along with an interpreter he cannot translate! It's daft. They could provide headphones with English script. They could even charges more money u if they did. The entertaining bit was watching all the Japanese go ooh & aah as the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Unless you're nine years old or really into ninjas and samurais then the 800 yen you pay for this place is completely not worth it. this place is as beautiful as any other shrine and the secret passages, trap doors etc are nice but absolutely nothing special. If you don't speak Japanese then you get given a guide book which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a must if you find secret doorways and hidden traps fascinating. This house is an architectural masterpiece for its time and don't worry about the guided tour being in Japanese. They hand you a folder which explains to you, room by room, what you're seeing. We had our hotel clerk call and make a reservation for us.

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Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

That is one of Kanazawa's sightseeing , which is almost not missed by any tourists. But in addition, that you need to make a phone reservation in advance, all the program is carried in Japanese ( not sure about English ). So when I visited this temple with my parents who do not speak either English or Japanese, I was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Awesome temple that has alot of secret rooms, stairs and traps for when people would try and come in and attack people in the temple. Including a fall pit, secret stairway under a door, stairways in cupboards, a path that supposedly leads to Kanazawa castle.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

this was a highlight of the trip but be sure to make a reservation. the explanations are all in japanese, so it might be good to have someone who understands the language to go along with you to get a better understanding. the house itself looks really normal, but fascinating when you see how it "transforms" into so many different... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is not actually a ninja temple; it was never designed for ninja nor did they live here. That said the history of the temple is fascinating and a must-visit when in Kanazawa. Make sure you make a reservation through your hotel reception though. There are hourly tours that can get quite full. Also note that the tour will be... More 

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