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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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Singapore
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Worth a visit, really fascinating construction. I haven't seen anything like it. I would recommend anyone who visit Kanazawa to go there.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I went on a tour here and loved it despite not knowing any Japanese at the time. The tourist loop bus (Left Loop) from Kanazawa station stops near here (stop #13, Jusangen machi) so it's easy to locate. From this bus stop, cross the road and walk up a little. Turn right at the first street you see and it's... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Some claim that calling this building the "Ninja Temple" is false advertising - though it seems to me that this is a name it has acquired despite, rather than because of, the actions of its operators. The building- actually the Myoruji Temple - is full of interesting structural features to assist in its defence, but as the tour material tells... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I was visiting Kanazawa with my 21 year old son,accompanied by my Japanese friend. Reservations are mandatory and my friend reserved more than a week in advance. The building is old and its internal structure and complexity is is very interesting.Although the explanatory booklet in English was of some help,having commentary only in Japanese does detract from the visit for... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Check out the amazing Ninja-dera, or Myoryu-ji, if you want to see a “trick” temple with fascinating hidden passages, secret chambers and secret doors. A word of caution, you can’t go through on your own. You have to take a tour and its all in Japanese. If you ask though, they will give you a laminated book that explains what... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Cracking tour, which we were able to go on even without prebooking (just waited a bit) No english on the tour, but they have a guide which is excellent and covers off all the points of interest. Fascinating building and well worth going to!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was an interesting visit and it gave an insight into the lives of the samurai and noble classes of the day. There are lots of secret spots and escape routes to marvel at. The downside for us was being herded around in groups which is not really our style.

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