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Dec 13, 2018
“Temples, temples, temples”
Nov 23, 2018
“Temple after temple”
This temple district is most well-known for its "Ninja Temple," nicknamed ninja (Japanese spies) because of its hidden tunnels, secret rooms, maze of halls and stairways and other techniques to catch intruders.
Teramachi, Nomachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-241-3905
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

There are temples every few steps and if this is your thing, you got to come here. Don’t miss the ninja temple.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Arrived after closing of Ninja temple unfortunately. Main thoroughfare has many temples that can be viewed from outside. A small traditional Japanese district as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Otto L
Reviewed September 13, 2018

It was awesome seeing the Samurai district. There are many Samurai houses and museums in this neighborhood. Not too many Samurai districts left in Japan, so check this one out if you can.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank WorkToTravel123
Reviewed April 2, 2018

This area will help give you more insight to the historic Japan, Kanazawa is a very much what it was like living prior to the Meiji Period, flourishing in the Edo times.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed November 6, 2016

There are an incredible number of temples within the district. As another reviewer has stated, many of them were closed so you can only view them from the street. We went to the district to tour the Ninja Temple (Myoryuji), which was a fascinating structure...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Janice L
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Visit here even if you don’t visit the Ninja Temple (Myoryuji). We walked around here for an afternoon finding temples to photograph and quiet streets for strolling. We didn’t see another tourist the whole time. We looked into the courtyards of many temple compounds -...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed March 13, 2016

There are many temples in this area but we thought that Higashi Chayagai was a more charming area overall.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank wombatdavid
Reviewed July 25, 2015

A great way to get your fix of temples! As you walk up the street there are temples on each side. Interesting photographs as each temple has its own flavor.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank LA4man
Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

We came across this district quite by luck while we were out exploring. It's filled with all sorts of interesting shops with many places to eat and enjoy the atmosphere. The adjacent street are filled with interesting buildings and an occasional shrine. Worthwhile seeking out.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank Lionel41
Reviewed February 2, 2006

Be sure to book your visit to the Ninja Temple as aoon as you arrive in Kanazawa. The hotel front desk will do this for you. On arrival at the temple, you gather in the groupand are shown in. The tour lasts for about 45...More

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