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Kanazawa Castle

1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-234-3800
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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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1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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"construction methods"
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"mon gate"
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"large grounds"
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"main building"
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"across the road"
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"worth a visit"
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"nice walk"
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"walk around"
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"beautiful gardens"
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"rebuilt"
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"reconstruction"
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

Kanazawa Castle has been totally rebuilt but it gives you an idea of the power and wealth of the feudal rulers at the time. The grounds are amazing and it is well worth a visit to see them all in situ. I'm afraid I did...More

Thank Grant T
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

The walk up to the castle is quite long and the day we went it was quite crowded and they had due to safety reasons restricted the number of people entering. There are a lot of stairs and you are required to remove your shoes,...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

I borrowed a bike from my hostel and rode to Kanazawa Castle Park. It was a beautiful castle but the weather wasn’t very cooperative. They offer free English guide and it probably took about 40 mins. The guide I got was very nice. She told...More

Thank Ha P
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Reviewed December 13, 2017

The white-colored Kanazawa Castle is one of the landmark of the city. Although part of the castle was rebuilt but it still has its importance architectural-wise during Samural period. The castle is very large and you need to spend more time in order to explore...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

Very pretty from the outside and I bet it looks great with snow around it. I have been to heaps of these Japanese Castles and many are not so interesting inside as well as being reconstructions. At any rate the reconstruction has been beautifully done...More

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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

It sits over the center of the city with its wall and white buildings visible. It is architecturally important as an example from Samurai times . The gate’s metal “hardware”, turret and its holes are especially impressive. Note: much of the castle and other buildings...More

Thank SLRS5
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

I now that nearly every castle and other buildings have been burnt down many times over the years, so old walls but not the building. However, one of the main buildings has been rebuilt using original techniques and it is very interesting to go around.

Thank Patrick A
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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

We visited Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen on the same day as they are just opposite each other. The castle is majestic, lots of photo opportunities. The autumn colours add beauty to all the photos. There is even a small resting area with TV and interactive...More

Thank SoHengHeng
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Reviewed November 14, 2017

Beautiful Castle! A lot of tourists and high school field trips! Didn't go into the castle but just taking pictures outside was beautiful enough. It is located right across from the Kenroku Garden

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

A walk around Kanazawa Castle is well worth a visit. The grounds are lovely, especially in early November, with the changing colors of the leaves. The crowds can seem overwhelming and we understand that the grounds are busy most times, but the place is still...More

Thank Jean Y
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Entering the Kanazawa Castle Park occupying large area on the outskirt is free of charge. To enter the Hishiyagure (diamond-shaped turret), Gojikken Nagoya (long warehouse) and the Tsuzuki Yagura (turret protecting the... More
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