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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 (KanazawaArea)

phone 0762410888

9:00-16:30 (until 16:00 by Sunday)

Review of Myoryuji - Ninja Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/06/06 Unassuming exterior
My hotel helped me book a tour in advance. Yes its a bit disappointing that they dont do an english tour but the printed book they hand out in exchange provides enough info. Its fun seeing all the...
Reviewed:2020/02/17 Fascinating.
This is a ‘must’ if in Kanazawa. Be aware that you have to book in advance. Our hotel did this for us and were able to do it the morning of our visit. They only let certain numbers through at a time...
Reviewed:2020/01/25 A gem
I stumbled on this ninja temple during my mindless amble through the neighbourhood. I joined a Japanese tour guide who gave me an English guide book. An amazing building full of booby traps and...

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


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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.