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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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Maybe the most interesting temple in Japan

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It helped to have the clear English guide as you walked around with the Japanese only tour guide. I'd recommend this especially since it is only 40 minutes. Cool to see the ways they defended themselves and built things so long ago. I don't know if I'd call this the second best thing to do in Kanazawa but definitely in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The hallways are small and even though tour groups are capped, it can get a little cramped when everyone is trying to see each aspect of a trap/secret passage way. There are 18 different sights in the temple, tour is in Japanese but if you can read English you will simply have to follow along on the pamphlet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Anyone who grew up in Australia and made star knives in metalwork at school would love this temple. A diet of the Iga Ninja on the television series 'The Samurai' will have prepared you for the secret floors and rooms and staircases they could hide behind and stab attackers in the legs. The supposed secret passage from above the water... More 

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Address: 1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-241-0888
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Ishikawa Prefecture  >  Kanazawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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