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Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-234-3800
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Description: All that remain of this castle, once occupied by the powerful Maeda...
All that remain of this castle, once occupied by the powerful Maeda family, are the Ishikawa Gate, a moat and stone walls.
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Not much to see here but great if you want to roam around

Much of the original castle was destroyed by fire. What's left is 1 main building open to tourists and a few other buildings that are locked tight. The main building does explain... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Much of the original castle was destroyed by fire. What's left is 1 main building open to tourists and a few other buildings that are locked tight. The main building does explain the unique design & architecture choices like the diamond-shaped pillars and building without nails.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Placed next to beautiful traditional oriental garden. hard to walk slope but it not gigantic arch.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Kanazawa Castle is close to Kenrokuen garden. It should be a suitable stop after Kenrokuen garden, especially for a quick lunch. There are not many things to see in the castle if you are just a passing visitor. I recommend you to go for a guided tour to get the history of the castle if you are really a historical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The grounds and the buildings are well maintained with an on visions sense of pride in the age and the history. To my eye, the pleasure is in the detail - the way the timbers are joined in the ceiling above the gates is just one fine example. Good for a quiet stroll or sit and watch.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good restauration, nice castle, far from the architecture of the castles in kyoto. Nice view from the park around. Don t go inside...nothing to see except the nice woof of the floor

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It's an extraordinary place to see and is the focal point of this provincial town. IT's a striking building with beautiful grounds and well worth visiting. However when you go in you realise that there's very little inside to look at. In fact, there's nothing. It's completely empty. So, even though it's inexpensive, I was left wantig to know more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Truly amazing, beautiful, enjoyable visit. One of the must see in Kanazawa. It looks better from outside than inside, but worth a visit to learn about a history of the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Two hundred and fifty regional lords, called daimyo, ruled over large domains in 16th century Japan. Though they were subordinate to the shogunate, they were relatively autonomous. Each daimyo asserted proprietary rights, levied taxes, established judicial procedures, and issued laws within his jurisdiction. Many constructed jōkamachi, or castle towns, across the Japanese countryside.[1] Maeda Toshiie was one such daimyo. He... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We walked through here to visit Kenrokuen garden, it was nice to look around but you don't need to spend to long here (took us thirty minutes to meander through it to the park) Nice photo opportunities.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

People are advised to read a short description of Kanazawa Castle on the pamphlet (English version available) or your guidebook. What is now Kanazawa Castle Ruins Park used to be the main compounds of the castle; the whole structure extended beyond the area into current Kanazawa City area. It was first home to Buddhist Jodo Shinshu rebels; then Maeda Clan... More 

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