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Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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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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Typical Japanese castle with outhouses and great gardens

The castle itself was a typical Japanese castle as was the surrounding buildings, turrets, walls, moats, etc. What really made the place stand out was its impressive and beautiful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a magic place to visit, we were there on a freezing cold day and the castle buildings looked amazing in the snow. We enjoyed walking through the grounds and seeing the amazing Gate structures. This was a real must!

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a very wide place to room around after kenrokuen, but if you are in short of time, you can missed this.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle itself was a typical Japanese castle as was the surrounding buildings, turrets, walls, moats, etc. What really made the place stand out was its impressive and beautiful gardens. With its bridges, ponds and the many trees and landscaping, it was a beautiful attraction even in winter!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go get the tickets into the castle & be marvelled by how this castle is designed& built! Impressed :D

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kanazawa Castle was built in 1584 by Maeda family. There are just some gate and turret and long wall. And around castle is park now. If you like history, here is one choice to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a gorgeous castle! Beautifully maintained, clean, interesting, amazing views! Incredible architecture and intricate building technique! If you like woodworking, this is a must see!

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Cracow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This probably won't be the most impressive castle you come across on your travels in Japan but it has a unique feel and is a must see while in Kanazawa, being just across from the famous gardens. Doing a lap of the castle grounds then heading into the gardens for a couple of hours made for a fantastic morning.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely gardens and a very pleasant walk on a fine day in Kanazawa. If you are used to significant castle ruins temper your expectations as the structures are quite newly built with only the castle "walls" which are integrated into the gardens being ancient.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

If you are interested in how the Japanese constructed buildings out of huge timber slabs the castle gates are essential viewing. You can see inside the structure and get up close with the inner workings. The gardens are lovely here but the castle is incomplete since it was destroyed by fire along time ago.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

While not as impressive as other castle, Himeji for example, it has an interesting style to it. The white-focused color palette projects an air of peacefulness that obscures the full extend of its defensive capabilities.

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