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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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Vast castle and park

Just across of Kenroku-en Garden, you can enter the Kanazawa park. Entrance to the park is free. On the other side of the park you have the lovely Gyokusen-in Garden. Walk in... read more

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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A huge fire in 1759 destroyed the whole castle then it was re-built in 1788. Even though it was rebuilt 228 years ago it still looks brand new.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just across of Kenroku-en Garden, you can enter the Kanazawa park. Entrance to the park is free. On the other side of the park you have the lovely Gyokusen-in Garden. Walk in the garden would take up to 1 hour.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit here can easily be combined with Kenrokuen Garden as they are linked by a bridge. It is a very tranquil place for strolling and good for photography.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There a few things to do in Kanazawa so you should check this out. The trees have lovely colours during Autumn and it was a nice sunny day too. Quite a few tourists around but not overcrowded. There are English maps and also English speakers at the information centre. I'm not sure if the tours would be conducted in English.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The castle site is large and stepped as well as adjoining the Kenrokuen gardens so allow some time to wander and get lost across these historical acres. The castle, as with many buildings in Japan, has been destroyed a number of times by fire however the prefecture's investment in rebuilding some of the main gates, storehouses, watchtowers etc in the... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just across from Kenrokuen garden the castle is easily accessible. It encompasses a very large grounds.

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Bunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful place to go and see where the ancient emperors lived, amazing that these buildings are still standing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kanazawa is the capital city of Ishikawa Prefecture, about 300 miles west of Tokyo, on the Sea of Korea. The name "Kanazawa" means "marsh of gold”. Kanazawa was one of the few major Japanese cities to be spared fire bombing during World War II. As a result, Kanazawa's architectural heritage has survived. Maeda Toshiie was the daimyo who established the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just came from Matsumoto castle so this was underwhelming for us nonetheless as it is a free attraction, we only had little time to wander some of the grounds. It is just across from the famous gardens

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is reconstruction of the origional. Not a lot to see inside but information on how the castle was built some 16 years ago is interesting and the craftmanship impressive. However it is good value with the combined ticket with krenkoun garden just 500y for the both and they are adjacent. Even if you don't opt to go in its... More 

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