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Myoryuji - Ninja Temple

Address: 1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-241-0888
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Ranked #3 of 68 Attractions in Kanazawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Tokyo, Japan
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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33 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There is no connection to ninja in any way whatsoever! Just a ploy to exploit gullible tourists. Rude & unhelpful staff will take you on a rushed tour. Much better things to do in Kanazawa. Avoid!

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Palm Coast, Florida
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382 reviews 382 reviews
216 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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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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66 reviews 66 reviews
5 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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