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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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The Castle Park with its remnant buildings and impressive walls is interesting enough, but the highlight for us was the Empress's Garden outside the main walls. The park is just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Set in the grounds of the beautiful gardens this is a must do. The castle can be viewed with a guide (free) who will explain all..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you have time, go for it but don't spend more than 45-60 minutes there. This is really just the grounds of the castle and the Kenrokuen Garden that is across the street is far more beuatiful.

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Lancefield, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Castle Park with its remnant buildings and impressive walls is interesting enough, but the highlight for us was the Empress's Garden outside the main walls. The park is just across the road from the Kenrokuen Garden and can easily be visited on the same day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

There is no keep in this castle but several administrative buildings, all recently renovated. It is very interesting and it gives an opportunity to see how the castles were built . Part of the buildings are free and part - you need to buy a ticket (you can get a combination ticket that included castle and Kenrokuen Garded) valid for... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

An impressive consuruction for a castle with good signage that explains all the main features. The castle sits in pleasant grounds including a new sunken garden with a tea house, and it's well worth a couple of hours of your time exploring this place. If you're planning to go onto Kenrokuen garden afterwards (well worth doing), get the combined admission... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

I've visited Kanazawa a couple of times and the castle grounds are a good place to go. The construction of the walls and gates are impressive and the elevation affords a good view across the city. Being adjacent to the Kenrokuen gardens makes Kanazawa castle a worthwhile place to visit.

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We visited this on a hot sunny day in late May. There was not too many people around which was nice. One of the building was reconstructed and displayed as a museum. Admission is free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

A failr small caste, but once you're done with Kenrokuen garden this is just a bridge away. The surroundings are nice but most of the buildings are restored and not original. The walls on the other hand are the real deal. Plenty of beautiful cherry trees if you are there at the right time

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Grafton, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Japan has a different take on heritage presentation than Australia and many buildings are rested using new materials but based on the original techniques and plans.This is of course not a new thing for Japan as there are very few areas in the country that have not been exposed to the ravages of earthquake and fire as well as allied... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Other reviews describe the castle well. I am writing because I took a bean bun out of my bag and handed it to my wife when a large hawk swooped down and stole it from our hands. They are very fast and could scare or injure kids. We were fine, but wanted to post. We did see hawk warnings at... More 

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Additional Information about Kanazawa Castle

Address: Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-234-3800
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Chubu  >  Ishikawa Prefecture  >  Kanazawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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