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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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Very good restorations

They keep improving the castle with many additions to bring it to its former glory. Excellent craftsmanship. No nails or bolts, just wood. Took the free English 40 minute tour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

They keep improving the castle with many additions to bring it to its former glory. Excellent craftsmanship. No nails or bolts, just wood. Took the free English 40 minute tour. The guide was a bit hard to understand but very informative.

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Gold Coast
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We visited in cherry blossom season on a cold windy day but this definitely didn't keep the crowds away! Despite the masses of people the castle grounds are vast and there is plenty of room and pockets of peace to be found. Approximately 20 minutes walk from the JR station and only a couple of minutes from Kenrokuen making the... More 

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Bishops Stortford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This was one of my favourite castles I visited in Japan. It overlooks a certain pretty portion of the town/city and is quite nice to behold.

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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If I go again to Japan I will stay for sure more than 1 day in Kanazawa -- but this time (my first visit) we had only one day to see the many attractions of this city. The Castle combines perfectly with the obligatory visit to Kenrokuen Garden. We did not enter the Castle (no time), just walked a bit... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It seems none of the original castle structures are left, except the fantastic stone ramparts. But the reconstructed nagaya "(long room") and the displays on the reconstruction--true to original plans with lots of interesting "tongue-in-grove" construction, are wonderfully well done. There's free wi-fi on the castle grounds and a very informative app that can be downloaded on-site to provide additional... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Great castle, lovely restored in detailed. The huge main donjon, gates, defense turrets and warehouse. The wall structures and moat are presented in full strength and beauty. Unfortunately, the castle turrets are absolutely empty, there are no any exposition inside.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited here on the 6th April, yet again, a brilliant example of Japanese Architecture and history, the grounds were magnificent and the approaches were set off by Cherry Blossom in full bloom.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

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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