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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This very interesting building is one of many temples built by the Maeda lords around the Kanazawa castle. Although it is not technically associated with the ninja it contains many hidden rooms, trick staircases, alcoves hidden from view that contained guards and other features to...More

Thank B L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I usually don’t write about sites to visit but after reading some reviews here thought I should add some points. This is a fascinating structure built as a temple but intended to be part of a line of protection for the Maeda lord against his...More

1  Thank tippster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Requires advance booking and it costs 1000 yen/p.p. to join the tour (less than 30 mins) which is pricy. All explanation in the main entrance hall and tour guide were in Japanese only (they provide small explanation for interesting tricks and hidden places in English...More

Thank Demi_from_SG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is called the Ninja Temple because of its many hidden stairs and passageways, but it has no real connection with Ninja. If you speak Japanese, the explanation is quite interesting, but if not, it is less interesting. Our tour guide was like an army...More

Thank Seth S
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

You definitely should try to reserve ahead because large numbers of people visit here. It is a 10 minute taxi or bus ride from the busy side of Kanazawa station. Though the guides speak only Japanese you will be given an excellent English brochure and...More

Thank pharaohgnomes
Reviewed 23 November 2017

While it's called Ninja-dera it has nothing to do with ninjas. It's a temple with many trick staircases, hidden rooms, suicide chamber, high roof and lookout. It is very popular so booking is essential. It may look like very crowded place but once they start...More

Thank endis
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Really interesting tour of the temple that has lots of hidden passages and stair cases. The tour is in Japanese but the guides are very friendly and kindly gave us an English pack with notes on each room. This was a really interesting temple and...More

Thank katiedward
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

The visit was nice even if a little bit more expensive than the other similar place. The big big issue is that it is only in Japanese and in big group. They are not very accommodating for foreigner and dont seems to really care. Poor...More

Thank Wilbaune
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We were staying near by to the ninja temple and made our way here today. Lots of tours are already pre booked so best to try and book before you get here. Beautiful building and very interesting. The guide book is needed as the tour...More

Thank Markwsters1974
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Wish we could've rented Audiovox narration of what was being explained. It would have been a much better experience if narrations in other languages were available.

Thank Ms T F
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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
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.