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Myoryu-ji Temple妙立寺


The Myoryu-ji Temple is a Nichiren Buddhist temple in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The Temple was founded by Maeda Toshitsune, the third lord of the Kaga Domain. Its complex defensive architecture, including many features designed to confuse attackers, led to it being nicknamed the “Ninja Temple.” The Temple interior is full of ingenious features such as offertory boxes and steps that hide pitfalls, hidden rooms, etc. What appears from the outside to be a two-storey building actually has four stories, with a total of 23 rooms. Tours can be booked in advance by telephone; it may be possible to book a place for the same day if there are any places vacant on that day’s tour.


Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nomachi 1-2-12

phone 0762410888

[Winter season] 9:00-16:00

Review of Myoryuji - Ninja Temple

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Reviewed:2018/12/02 Interesting
When we made the reservation for the tour (and you can only enter if you are joining the tour), we were informed that only tours in Japanese were conducted and that no translations were allowed, even...
Reviewed:2018/11/27 Very interesting structure
The Myoryuji or Ninja Temple (although it had almost nothing to do with ninja's) is a little bit outside of the center. You need to book. When we got there (without a booking) at around 1.15 pm we...
Reviewed:2018/11/26 Surreal experience. Pre-booking is mandatory
It is only possible to gain access to this attraction by making a booking. It is not possible to simply turn up without a reservation and if you do, the receptionist simply refers you to a telephone...

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Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Nomachi 1-2-12 [map]



[Winter season] 9:00-16:00
1/1, courtesy Sunday
[Admission fee to worship]Adults(Junior high school students and older)1,000yen, Elementary School Students700yen

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.

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