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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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An intriguing building

We took a pre-booked guided tour of this temple which was quite fascinating. It's multiple room levels and secret spaces make it a veritable puzzle-box of a building designed to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alison C
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Brighton, United Kingdom

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a pre-booked guided tour of this temple which was quite fascinating. It's multiple room levels and secret spaces make it a veritable puzzle-box of a building designed to confuse and thwart the occupants enemies. Even in January this is a very popular tourist draw and at least three groups were simultaneously being taken on very efficiently organised tours... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not Temple of ninjya. Myouryuji is not Temple of ninjya. It is the "dejiro" of Kaga-han. Dejoro is out castle. Fort castel ! The temple is to defend the unique architecture. You gain valuable experience can be seen in the Fort Castel during the Edo period. You can make a reservation for the tour of the day as... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire tour is conducted in Japanese and I was given a folder with pictures and some explanatory comments to understand what was going on. The exhibits are fairly interesting, showing the intricate trap doors and booby traps. No one is allowed to translate for foreigners as stated in the instructions. The least they could do was supply us with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very unusual temple and one of the few that gives an actual tour. As a foreigner you must make a reservations in advance. The tour is in Japanese but they will give you a written guide to follow along. It is worth the visit, HOWEVER, you must take your shoes off and they do not provide slippers.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, this is NOT a ninja temple as you can expect, they call it this way because there are lots of tricks and hidden stairs and rooms. I found it really interesting, but the description is only in Japanese, so if it's possible (I don't know how many they have) they will give a pamphlet with a short... More 

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Thank Romangirl79
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great temple with a few tricks and architectural sleights of hand that reveal more about the Japanese than you first expect. Get your hotel to book you a tour as you can't just rock up. You'll be asked your language and be given a translated guide book as they only do Japanese tours. Worth the effort to go.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple was not built by the Ninja, but it is named as such because of the many trap doors and hidden passages in it. Our hotel concierge helped us to book the tour 2 hours in advance and we had little difficulty locating it. All tours are conducted in Japanese but the English booklet provided sufficient explanation about the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely a must see in Kanazawa, this temple is very unique in that although mainly a place of prayer, it was used to defend Kanazawa and thus has many hidden passages, staircases and pitfalls. Get your hotel to book ahead (I booked mine on the day of the tour). The tours are only in Japanese which is why this has... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place itself is fun - you must book before you arrive which we did using the tourist information center, we went in during our time and were given a book in english about the place - the tour guides do not speak english and the tours are in japanese only. the book translates all. The tour is short and... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very impressive place which described the culture of the Ninjas versus the Samurais and how the Ninja role was to be into battle and out as quickly as possible. Saw hidey holes and escape tunnels which they utilised regularly both to spy on their opponents and to await their chance to attack. The guides only give the narration in Japanese... More 

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