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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 architecture but nothing to do with ninjas

It is a temple but with many hidden rooms to protect the lords when of his praying. Many routes to hide and escape from enemies , interesting, very different from normal temples... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Yokohama, Japan

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It is a temple but with many hidden rooms to protect the lords when of his praying. Many routes to hide and escape from enemies , interesting, very different from normal temples. It is a guided tour but only in English, what is a pity.

Thank williefil13
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found nothing interesting in this temple. It is very small and not worth to pay money for entry. The temple is very old style.

Thank ชัยชาญ ด
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really interesting temple. Its design is so intricate and well thought out, in particular the trick doors and hiding holes. Be warned, there are no English speaking guides, you are given English booklets with information on each room in the tour whilst travelling with a Japanese guide – so you can’t wander off and do your own thing. There... More 

Thank MattJamesGriffiths
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would definitely recommend, tour in Japanese but with English guide book provided for those not versed. Great tour for about 1 hour with very interesting features. 1000 per person was definitely worth the price.

Thank Sam V
Johor, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 

Thank AiLoveTravel
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 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.

Thank Hiroaosta
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 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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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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