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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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Recommended stop especially with older kids

You may need to make reservations for a tour- we lucked out by talking on an intercom to the left of the Temple right by its mini gift shop window to a woman who told us we could... read more

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

You may need to make reservations for a tour- we lucked out by talking on an intercom to the left of the Temple right by its mini gift shop window to a woman who told us we could join the next tour. Tours are conducted in Japanese, but they will give you a notebook in your language with pictures and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

While the tour is in Japanese, there is an English guide that explains everything. Crazy temple, loaded with secret stairways, and hiding places. You need to reserve a space - our inn reserved one for us.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

When we first got there, were told we needed a booking, but luckily you can arrange one easily on the spot (only waited ten minutes). We also found out the tour was only in Japanese and as my boyfriend and dad didn't speak the language I was a bit worried they wouldn't know what was going on. However, we were... More 

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

On my trips I have seen many, many temples. This was definitely the most fascinating temple, with 7 floors (even though it looks from the outside to only have 2 floors), 20+ staircases, many hidden traps, and even a seppuku room. Definitely worth a visit. A reservation is required by telephone (ask your hotel reception to do it for you)... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

One of the more interesting temples in a country full of temples. Lots of hidden places and special construction: four stories, seven layers, 29 stairs and many trick contraptions. You can't wander around on your own - only visit by tour which takes about 30-40 minutes. No photos allows inside the temple, either. Lots of staircases, some steep, so beware... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I had a wonderful time in Kanazawa as did I in the whole of Japan and I hope to go a gain this September ,I did the bullet train from Kanazawa to Tokyo last time this time I hope to drive.i visited the Gaisha village and the castles and the exhibition centre for arts and all kinds of night time... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This isn't a "ninja" temple but is a temple with interesting construction of areas where the samurai could hide and attack intruders. Reservations are required and require a phone call (no online booking that I could see). Tours are in Japanese but they do a nice job of providing a "follow along" booklet in English as well as Chinese (not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went from Kyoto with train there. This is quite interesting temple bur nothing exiting for me. Guide in Japanese language with short translation to English. If you stay nearby very recommended but not worth to travel from Kyoto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Tour runs a bit long and can be a bit crowded but it's interesting. Note that this is not a good tour if you have a child under 5.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had our Ryokan book us a tour at opening time the previous day and it was very nice. It was built as a temple and never saw actions but we can see how the Ninja Defense system worked. We were probably the only non-Japanese at 9 a.m and we had to follow the guide with a book but it... More 

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