Myoryuji Temple Travel Guide

Myoryuji Temple
Behind the doors of Myoryuji Temple lie hidden rooms, complicated stairwells, and secret passageways, making it the perfect place to live your ninja dreams.

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Katamachi Koryouri Sushi Sho

For a true taste of Kanazawa, look no further than Katamachi Koryouri Sushi Sho. Whether it’s fish, rice, vegetables, or even sea salt, Sho’s kitchen is always stocked with the finest ingredients that Ishikawa Prefecture has to offer.
Lunch: ¥25,000-49,999
Dinner: ¥25,000-49,999

Japanese Wine Umi to Tsuchi

An exposition on an exciting pocket of the Japanese wine industry, this restaurant serves bottles from 10 of Yamanashi Prefecture's best wineries. These complement inventive fusion dishes that combine Japanese techniques with European flair.
Lunch: ¥20,000-30,000
Dinner: ¥20,000-30,000

Tempura Koizumi

Try common tempura types prepared in unconventional ways.
Lunch: ¥10,000-15,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-20,000

La Luce (Kanazawa)

At this restaurant near the Kenrokuen Gardens, top-quality ingredients from France, Italy and the Kanazawa locality are expertly made into French-inspired Italian cuisine, served atop gorgeous artisanal Imari porcelain.
Lunch: ¥15,000-25,000
Dinner: ¥15,000-25,000

Though there were no actual ninjas or assassins associated with Myoryuji Temple, it is an interesting place to visit for its complicated architecture. During the time it was built, the government declared that buildings could not be more than three stories high. Myoryuji Temple’s outside appearance is two stories, but in reality, it is four stories high with 23 rooms and 29 staircases. With its complicated layout, many used this temple as a hiding place. There is also a rumored underground tunnel that connects to Kanazawa Castle, which samurai could use to warn about upcoming attacks.

Visitors can take a 45-minute tour through the temple and explore the different crevices and hiding places. Even though the tour is in Japanese, visitors are given pamphlets in various languages to guide them through. If you are planning to visit, book in advance as tours are limited to a certain number of people per day.

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