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 (KanazawaArea)
9:00-16:30 (until 16:00 by Sunday)
Review of Myoryuji - Ninja TempleTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
- 9:00-16:30 (until 16:00 by Sunday)
- 1/1, memorial Sunday
- [Admission fee to worship]Adults(Junior high school students and older)1,000yen, Elementary School Students700yen
- Parking Lot
- Not available (Coin Parking Available in the neighborhood)
- Credit Card
- Not available
- Not available
- Temporary suspension of business:Closed until June 2, 2020 (Information as of May 29, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
- Estimated stay time
- 30-60 minutes
- Infant friendly
- Not possible (elementary school students and above are possible)
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.