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Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-234-3800
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All that remain of this castle, once occupied by the powerful Maeda family,...

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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Nice walk

After visiting Kenrokuen Gardens we crossed the road to Kanazawa Castle which was a nice walk as they had some interesting architecture and a large garden though the latter is not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Singapore, Singapore
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151 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After visiting Kenrokuen Gardens we crossed the road to Kanazawa Castle which was a nice walk as they had some interesting architecture and a large garden though the latter is not as green as Kenrokuen or as extensive. Being Foundation Day, a public holiday in Japan, there were quite a number of domestic tourists and foreign visitors.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked from the main Kanazawa station to get here. Don't forget to view the water clock at the station exit & the wooden structure at station entrance, both make for great photo shoots. The castle looks beautiful on the outside but is some what disappointing inside with just empty space. The big moat outside still looked great even in... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Totally worth a walk through, all of the courtyards and walking along the wall is all free, wouldn't see why you would want to spend more money to go inside, especially if you have seen some of the other castles in Japan.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We mostly walk within the gardens walls of this historic building. It's huge. It will take time to walk the ground. I saw workers tending the grass by hand and removing weeds with scissors or tools that look like small cutters. When you see this, you avoid walking on the grass knowing the hard work to keep it beautiful. We... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Disappointed that we didn't get to see how the Lords lived as this Castle is just a big empty space. No furniture to give us an idea of how people lived. There were only a handful of Artefacts on display.

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit this castle during light up event, free admission with limit access. The castle itself are average compare to others Japan castle, light up is a plus to my review, I didnt visit during daytime.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In researching for our visit, the castle didn’t seem to get much hype compared to some of the other attractions since it is a recent reconstruction. I thought it was an impressive structure to behold and provided a dramatic backdrop for several pictures that are currently framed around my home. The inside of the castle provides information on the history... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location alone is worth a visit- a beautiful park across a bridge from the gardens of Kenrokuen. Make sure you go into the long storehouse reconstruction- stunning joinery shows the complexity and quality of Japanese timberframing.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have time to go inside this castle but enjoyed walking around the ground for approximately 45 minutes. Beautiful views all around and a pleasant walk down through pine trees to the main road on our return.

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Jakarta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle is just across from the famous kenrokuen garden. The castle area itself is quite large. There is a special combo ticket which include the garden and the castle with cheaper price. Once we entered the castle, we need to take off our shoes and put on special slippers provided. The castle has many levels with nice view from... More 

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