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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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Interesting Temple!

Booked a tour here today via Tourist Information. 1000 yen for tour. All in Japanese but a handbook in English so we could follow all the hidden doors, staircases, trapdoors etc... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
itchyfeet2014
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting and worthwhile to visit. All tours are in Japanese but they have in excellent binder with descriptions in English for each stop on the tour in numbered tabs. Highly recommend reading the descriptions during the introductory session (in Japanese) before they separate everyone into smaller groups. The temple has many hidden staircases and rooms; from the outside it... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a tour here today via Tourist Information. 1000 yen for tour. All in Japanese but a handbook in English so we could follow all the hidden doors, staircases, trapdoors etc. Very interesting, glad we saw the tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Even if has nothing to do with ninjas..this intricate building deserves a visit. The guidebook (in English) will provide you all the necessary information to understand the structure and ideas during the visit. Book in advance via your hotel as they don't speak English at the premise.

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Trieste, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing so many temples we found that this one is completely different: in the Tokugawa shogunate period the main problem of the regional lords was to defend themselves from external attacks, so Myoryuji was designed to prevent intrusions and protect the lord. This explains the various tricks and traps, secret rooms, hidden staircases, sliding doors and escape routes you’ll... More 

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Thank AbeTs
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely visit this temple if you're in Kanazawa - it's interesting and different. They only give tours in Japanese and people who speak other languages are given a guide book to read along. It works well but a bit surprising they're still doing it like that given how many foreign visitors they have! You have to book in advance -... More 

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Hikone, Japan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This temple, even if it is not connected in any way to Ninjas, is very interesting and fun to visit. The guide speak only in Japanese but you are given a guide book and that is available in many different languages (including Italian) There are fixed times you can eneter and you are required to be there at least 10... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't stay long because the tours must be prearranged or you must wait on the day. From the outside it is no different from other shrines

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Thank lovetheunexpected
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you don't speak Japanese this place is not for you because the visit is long but totally boring, 40 minutes only hearing Japanese

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The website is very off-putting but despite what it says you can turn up and get a visit without phoning first. The visit is totally in Japanese but they supply a booklet in English telling you about each area. It is a fascinating place and quite unique...if a little expensive at 1000 yen each. We loved it and recommend it... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the Myoryuji (Ninja temple) and it was an eye-opener. The interesting thing is that the temple has nothing to do with ninjas. The guided tour explained that the temple was built as prayer place for Lord Maeda, but the complex architecture was put in place for defense against intruders. The tour is conducted in small groups, and you follow... More 

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