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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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My favorite tourist spot in Kanazawa

There is no English speaking tour guide but a booklet is provided in your language for you to better understand why this temple is so special than any other temple and why it is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Johor, Malaysia

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Johor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There is no English speaking tour guide but a booklet is provided in your language for you to better understand why this temple is so special than any other temple and why it is also called as Ninja temple (not because ninja lives there, ofcourse). I wonder why kids are not allowed to visit, found my answer right after that... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say this attraction is a bit over-rated especially as you had to pay and their tours were all conducted in Japanese only although they had some guide books in English and Mandarin. Interesting architecture and internal layouts with hidden doorways and stairs but nothing really surprising or spectacular. I personally felt that the Samurai House (free entry) with... More 

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Thank Peter6820
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myoryuji Ninjia Temple is enjoyable place. It's really trick building. There are guides to explain each trick. But explanations are only by Japanese. For foreigners, they prepare English guid book.

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Thank Hiroaosta
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the outside the place does not look much. You will almost wonder what the fuss it's all about. But when the tour guide take you around the place you'll understand why it's a recommended place to see. The architecture of the place is quite impressive. The comment from my son is he would have love to live in this... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

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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1 Thank Alison C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 6 January 2017

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 5 January 2017

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 1 January 2017

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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1 Thank Romangirl79
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 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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