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Address: 1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Interesting tour. My kid loved it.

The Ninja Temple takes reservations only by phone, so I had the concierge at the hotel we were staying before we got to Kanazawa call ahead and make reservations. They don't take... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did a guided tour at this temple. It was amazing to see the little hidden doors and traps. I was deeply fascinated. Though the tour is in Japanese, they provide handouts in English for you to read and follow. Highly recommend visiting this place if you are in the vicinity. Do make a booking beforehand.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ninja Temple takes reservations only by phone, so I had the concierge at the hotel we were staying before we got to Kanazawa call ahead and make reservations. They don't take kids under 6 so I could only take my older son with me. The whole experience was interesting. The tour is Japanese only and they give you this... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat this place is! We grew up with Shintaro in TV so the Ninja temple was high on our list despite being a Japenese language only tour. Reservations are essential and the friendly Tourist Information staff at the railway are happy to assist here. It's only a few stops away on the loop bus so easy to find... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our kids are so intrigue by this temple with all the secret rooms and passages. it's like an adventure house to them. The tour guide speaks only japanese but they provide english translation booklet for foreigners (no verbal translation allowed even if you have a translator with u). it's easy to understand with the booklet even if you don't understand... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find. Interesting history & contraptions. All tours in Japanese. They provided a folder guide in English but the written word is not spoken word equivalent. Expensive entry at 1000 yen per person. The Unesco World Heritage site at Shirakawa-go was only 500 yen per person. Slightly inconvenient as you have to make prior reservations. Reservations can be made... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not that interesting. A traditional wooden home really. Touristy. There's a fee to enter. This is not a free attraction.

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The construction of the building, with traps and deceptive doors and ceilings to thwart intruders, together with its history, was fascinating. It was well worth the visit. The tour is in Japanese, but English guidebooks are provided. We were aware that reservations were required for the tours, so we went to the temple as soon as it opened. We were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

17th century temple used more as a small fort than as a temple. Interesting history and full of hidden stairs and passages. Can only be visited by reservation either by phoning ahead (our hotel did this for us) or calling in. Very busy as can accommodate lots of people on a tour but meant we had no problem getting a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get your hotel to book a tour here as soon as you arrive in Kanazawa as visitor numbers are very limited. The most fascinating & unique temple we saw in Japan, the hidden stairs, passages etc. are amazing. The tour is in Japanese but they give you an English print out of all the main features to follow on as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The temple itself is quite interesting with lots of amazing carpentry and design tricks. But it is popular with tourists, so expect to wait in line for your visit and you may even be required to make a reservation. We got in late in the day without a reservation but had to wait to our tour to begin. Our tour... More 

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