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Myoryuji - Ninja Temple

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Address: 1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Quirky place

The place actually has nothing to do with ninjas, but that doesn't mean it's any less fun. You have to take a guided tour (which you are advised to book in advance), and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Sonja C
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Stirling, United Kingdom

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place actually has nothing to do with ninjas, but that doesn't mean it's any less fun. You have to take a guided tour (which you are advised to book in advance), and the guides take about an hour to give you an introduction to the history of the place, and then take our around to show you all the... More 

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very popular with their internal tourist. The tour is conducted in Japanese, for oversea tourist, they will give you a printed guide in your native language, mine was English. We did enjoy all the showing around of this small temple building with many hidden rooms and passages. If you understand Japanese, you will gain a much deeper understanding of the... More 

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Linz, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fascinating temple plus hiding place for samurai and protected get-away of the lord. Great guided tour (our tour guide was apparently so agitated and interesting) except that it is Japanese only. Would love to hear his tour in English or German.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The name ninja temple is a misnomer -it was never used by ninjas. The name comes from the sheer number of design features allowing the residents to hide and escape potential attackers. And the ingenuity is endless - doors that disappear behind other doors, hidden staircases, entire floors that are invisible to the casual observer.... seemingly every room has a... More 

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Northern Territory, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we went because i thought it would interest my twins They weren't too impressed. (worldly wise at almost 12) Im sure it would have been better if we could understand the stories tjat seemed to go with each feature. We had a booklet on English to share but i got told to be quiet when i read some of it... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My ryokan made a reservation for me, but it looked like I might not have needed it on the tour I was on. The tour was interesting and different from any other temples I visited in Japan, but I wish they had headsets or a micro cassette recorder (which some other places had) as the English book they provided was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Despite the name the Temple has nothing to do with the Ninjas, but don't use that as an excuse not to visit. The Temple history is very interesting and considering the numbers of traps and hiding places you'll see during the tour, the history hasn't been peaceful all the time. Don't cheat yourself of this journey in time, but remember... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a shame that this place does not provide you with headsets etc. so that you knew what you were looking at. They do give you a book with some translated English, but it was very basic. The tour guide was obviously explaining much more in Japanese than what we could read in the book. However, it was good... More 

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Northern Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

If you don't have a reservation you have to speak to one of the guides through a speakerphone and they will arrange your tour time. They make it quite clear that the your is only in Japanese and ask for your consent before you book. They then get you to read a declaration that the tour is not in English.... More 

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Cambridge, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

We knew the tour would only be in Japanese - they did give us though a packet in English and we followed a long but would've been more enjoyable if we could understand the tour guide and have the ability to ask questions.

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