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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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Free tour was good

Review is only for the outside grounds. The free tour in English, which was offered by the tourist office on the grounds was informative and interesting. The cherry blossoms on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Review is only for the outside grounds. The free tour in English, which was offered by the tourist office on the grounds was informative and interesting. The cherry blossoms on the grounds were gorgeous. There were few crowds on the castle grounds, which was nice.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

The castle is pretty big, with Sakura trees outside and there is an English guide which is great since you really want to get into history and not just walk around and think you've added just one more castle to your trip.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The castle itself is not much of an original, being somewhat renovated; however the grounds it is in were worth going to see. On the way to the famous Kenrokuen gardens, enough cherry blossom to keep me happy(not the only one), along with not raining. A nice walk/location.

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Nanaimo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We had a chance to visit the area at cherry blossom season and it was worth it! The castle is outstanding and makes the perfect backdrop. My daughter bought a kimono and the castle with it's moat and architectural details makes for the best photos.

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HONG KONG
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Another MUST visit place in Kanazawa. A lot of Sakura inside the garden. Very impressive and so beautiful. Go there on weekday is better.

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Not as impressive as some other castle but their castle ground worth visiting if happen you have extra time. It's a free access to enter the ground although extra charges will apply if you want to enter the main building.

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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is a beautifully restored 400 year old castle fortress that has been destroyed and rebuilt several times throughout its history. I visited on a Saturday and it was full of locals celebrating a festival with games and dancing. On a clear day, the bright white facade makes for great pictures. The black tile, I'm told, contains (or contained) lead... More 

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Newcastle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The castle was partly under restoration when we visited but nonetheless was impressive and really scenic. The castle against the mountains in the background and nearby Kenrokuen garden make a really nice setting for panoramic views. The interior was closed, but a few of the towers and walls were open and you could climb for better views of the scenery.

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New Delhi, India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Its a ghost town and newly renovated. I was expecting a lot more from a sight with such a grand name. The walk through to Ken-roku-en was good though

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

but it always is refreshing to find a little bit of history & nature surrounding by city skyscrapers. The Japanese know how to combine the best of both worlds. It was my 3rd trip to a favorite country but my first time in this traditional city.

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