Kanazawa’s “Ninja-dera”

A Temple with Traps & Hidden Doors

Donny Kimball
5 min readJul 25, 2017

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Kanazawa’s Myoryu-ji, the so-called “Ninja-dera” or “Ninja Temple”

Ninja-dera is a temple in Ishikawa Prefecture’s city of Kanazawa. I had intended to only include this attraction as an afterthought in my area guide for the region. Despite my initial plan though, I was so overwhelmed by Ninja-dera that I decided it needed its own article. This place EASILY ranks among my top 10 best hidden gems so if you’re in the area be sure not…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/