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Myoryuji - Ninja Temple

1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-241-0888
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1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-241-0888

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The tour is to be reserved in advance by phone, a hand from a local will be appreciated as the English is not the forte of the temple staff. The tour takes place shoeless by group of 15 persons. The guide speaks in a very...More

Thank sfrank1967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool temple that is not really a temple at all, despite the protestations from the staff. This temple was built because the local Daimyo had lots of money and wanted to build more aggressive architecture, but was not allowed to. So he built this death...More

Thank agenbite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The temple has Japanese traditional structure with some secret device such as wall, room, floor. They say ninja device. When you go to this temple, use should be use guide tour. It makes you fun.

Thank 慎太郎 山
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Incredible architecture for a truly unique Japanese temple. Detailed guidebooks are provided for non-Japanese speakers.

Thank slipkangourou
Reviewed 5 July 2017

We thought that this temple would be so interesting to visit because of the traps and secret passages used for avoiding unwanted 'visitors or persecutors'! Our English speaking Japanese guide made a reservation for the tour but when we arrived there we found out that...More

4  Thank Mary N
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Who doesn't love a building with secret passageways, hiding places for the guards, and hidden escape stairways? This tour was a highlight for my kids and while they don't speak Japanese very well the guide gave them an English tour book to follow along. It...More

1  Thank riversandcreeks
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

While my family and I didn't understand Japanese, it was an eye-opener visiting this temple because there were many traps and secret passages in the temple! We had to make a reservation for the tour, which we did with the aid of the staff who...More

Thank Celestine N
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Very interesting temple! No Ninjas here but very informative and interesting. Great insight to Japanese history. Must book in advance.

Thank nbauer21
Reviewed 21 June 2017

You have to book ahead to enjoy the tour of the temple, but easily done at the tourist information at the railway station who will ring & book for you. The tour unfortunately is all in japanese, however, you are given a guidebook with english...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

This was our most enjoyed visit in Kanazawa. This temple ( actually no ninja house) was used also as part of the defense arrangements of the city , and its charm comes from the strange building design ( apparently 2 floors, actually some 7 levels)....More

Thank JMNV
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27 June 2016|
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Response from bylco | Reviewed this property |
You're thinking about the place with the Ninja nightingale floor in Kyoto. This is different
10 September 2015|
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Response from bjfast | Reviewed this property |
Since we didn't speak Japanese well, we had our hotel make same day reservations.