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Myoryuji - Ninja Temple

1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-241-0888
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  • Average9%
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“hidden rooms” (25 reviews)
“guided tour” (28 reviews)
“secret passages” (13 reviews)
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1-2-12 Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-241-0888
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"hidden rooms"
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"secret passages"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did not actually tour the temple, so I can’t speak to the site itself—but for anyone wanting to visit with young kids, be aware that we were told children under 7 were not allowed on the tour (note: the first time we asked it...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A real dive in the past!!! Uunique architecture and history makes it a fascinating location to visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came here with high expectations. They give you a plastic book with information about the different rooms in the temple and the English was alright. Our guide was quite rude and very VERY bossy. She always places myself and my parter and the other...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a great experience to dig in some Japanese history and learn how the rice was equal to gold at that era! Reasonable entrance fee, walking distance from Kanazawa's centre, audio tour is in Japanese, but there is an English translation booklet and staff...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today no tourists visit this temple for a prayer, but to see curiously its deceitful architecture deviced by the then most powerful shogun in Kaga (old name of Kanazawa) for his own regime survival. It looks just a normal 2 stories temple, but actually 29...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be warned, the nickname “Ninja Temple” is something coined by the marketing advisors to this temple to attract more business and make even more money! Don’t let your kids get too excited about Ninja! The real story is that the temple was the Shogun’s Temple,...More

Thank Graham H
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Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Fun visit to a temple which is a bit ‘different’. The reservation system put me off at first. There are 2 phones so you can reserve (in English), on the premises. The tour (in Japanese, you get an EN brochure) is fun and definitely different...More

Thank siel
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The temple is a testament to very clever craftsmanship and definitely worth a visit. However you will need to make a reservation (by phone, in Japanese. We got the lady at the train station tourist info office to help us) and you cannot visit except...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

We were here on our last day in Kanazawa. You are supposed to book your spot by phone before you come, but if you are lucky like us you can just come early in the morning and join the guided tour right away. The tour...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Good opportunity to peek behind the scenes and get an insight into how they dealt with invaders. Guided tour only but the tourist office in the Kanazawa Station will help make reservations for you. English speakers will get a folder with the English explanation so...More

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catherinechansg
19 November 2017|
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Response from Bruce S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but we had parking through our ryokan and walked there as it was only 20 mins away or so. There is parking, I believe up near Kanazawa Castle, although not much. If you are staying in town, your best bet is to take the... More
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feibeljane
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
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Amandahoffman117
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.
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