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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 65 attractions in Kanazawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Dublin, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The place is interesting. However, it does not have anything about ninjas! It is is actually a temple with hidden stairs, levels and other cool/interesting features. It cost approximately US$8, and they recommend you to make reservations (and it is a good thing to do as lots of people visit the place). The tour including the wait is approximately 1... More

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Osaka, Japan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Ninja temple staff were so angry handicapped child,they said Can you keep quiet?I guess you don't!YOU ARE TROUBLE! I want to ask you.Surely,Is this temple?-We don't think so.

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It's nothing Ninja but a temple with lots of tricks inside. It's guided tour in Japanese but you they will give you English (at least French also available) book so that you can follow. You need to book it and it last around half a hour. They should do english tour from time to time and it would be perfect

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Aberdeen, UK
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154 reviews 154 reviews
78 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

You need to reserve but easy to do. Our ryokan phoned up in the morning and we were able to book any time that suited us. Its away from the main town area but we cycled the 2km from our ryokan with ease. It was a bit tricky to find in the temple district as there were many tempes and... More

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London
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581 attraction reviews
512 helpful votes 512 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Something different to do ... be taken on a guided tour of a Shoguns house that is filled with secret doors, passageways and hidden floors - all built to confound and beat the enemy. We turned up without a reservation but easily got on a tour which seemed to leave roughly every half hour. That tour is all in Japanese... More

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USA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
53 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

It is a little harder to find, but this is the best hidden site in all of Kanazawa. It is only in Japanese and you usually need a reservation, but sometimes if you are nice, they will let you in and give you an English pamphlet to read. Worth the 800 yen.

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New Forest
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Must do in Kanazawa - but you must book in advance and be prepared for a Japanese language only experience - but the English language brochure (that you hand back at the end of your visit) does explain the amazing defensive measures built into the design of the building. No photography there and the gift shop is limited - does... More

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Melbourne
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

If you have kids triple check what age they have to be to get in. We have an official brochure from the Kanazawa Tourist assn stating the ages allowed, it was booked by our hotel who told them our kids ages but when we arrived they said no to our youngest. Needless to say what a waste of time and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Ninja Dera is an awesome temple and my favorite attraction in Kanazawa. It costs 700 yen and has lots of awesome hidden secrets (that I won't spoil for you). The tour is held in Japanese but they will give you an English folder so you will always know exactly what's going on. To be honest you don't need it you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

You get handed a folder with English explainations and although at the start we seemed to be missing a lot compared to how much was being said, the pace picked up! It's not really anything to do with Ninja's but the secret passage ways and security tricks got it it's name. You do have to book. We got our hotel... More

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