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Address: 11-1 Oyama-machi, Kanazawa 920-0918 , Ishikawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 76-231-7210
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The unique entry gate for which this 1599 shrine is famous was originally...

The unique entry gate for which this 1599 shrine is famous was originally part of Kanazawa Caste.

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A popular shrine in lovely gardens

Although right in the heart of the city once inside the gardens you almost forget where you are. It is also quite popular for locals and tourists alike so visit early morning.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 19, 2016
Leo R
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Pattaya, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Oyama Shrine gate originally guarded the entrance of Kanazawa Castle, and was later moved to Oyama Shrine. It's in the heart of the city and worth an hour of your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't expect much, and it turned out to be a pleasant surprise! Very few people, mostly locals. Quiet and a bit mysterious, and the garden was gorgeous (prettier than some paid gardens)! Very pretty autumn colours and the way the place is so quiet and not as well kept adds some mysterious feel to it. The boards/makeshift bridges look a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Stumbled upon this place by accident, and very glad that we did. It's beautiful and serene. It has a koi pond where you can just chill and feed the fishes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Although right in the heart of the city once inside the gardens you almost forget where you are. It is also quite popular for locals and tourists alike so visit early morning.

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Thank Leo R
Winchcombe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Another cultural visit that is well worth it. Impressive to say the least!! Really enjoyed the time I spent here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

We found thia shrine on our way to the market, and enjoyed it a lot. It ia not very famous, and therefore not crowded, but it is simply beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

This was just along from our hotel and was great to find it on our first day just walking. Take time to do it justice, though it's a smallish area there's few things to see and take in. Sculpture is beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

good place to take a walk at night. Its gate is so beautiful because of the colorful glasses and lights. of course, also good in daytime.

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Antigua Guatemala, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

This is a little paradise in the heart of Kanazawa. We happened upon it by chance as we were walking and slightly off course. Two strangers greeted us and gave us mini origami cranes. The setting was outstanding, incorporating the elements of Japanese gardens - running water, peaceful views, and even a crooked segmented path over a pond. For me... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Kanazawa was developed with Maeda Family in Edo era. This shrine was built for them, so if you visit (it's located next to Kanazawa castle), get some information about Edo/Maeda family ahead of time-- you'll enjoy more.

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