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Oyama Shrine

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The unique entry gate for which this 1599 shrine is famous was originally part of Kanazawa Caste.
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11-1 Oyama-machi, Kanazawa 920-0918, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-231-7210
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All reviews stained glass small pond entrance gate gardens surrounding main temple kanazawa castle stone bridge lovely grounds interesting features pretty garden autumn colours omicho market worth a visit tower statues korinbo dusk
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A little different to many Japanese shrines mainly because of the gate, this was a pleasant place to wander for an hour, and like many attractions in Kanazawa it is easily reached on the tourist bus. The small garden beside it is quite pretty and...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ozteddy
Reviewed 4 days ago

The shrine is like so many others but the gate is worth the time to stop and take a look. Even a photograph. There are a couple of nice, inexpensive, restaurants near the Shrine worth taking a look at.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lee K
Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful serene grounds. you can sit and relax and catch a breath of fresh air. inside the shrine is basic and typical of this part of the world.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hunglow
Reviewed December 30, 2018

Yes, my wife bought her book at the Sensoji temple at Asakusa after arriving in Tokyo & then led me to many interesting sites in Japan with, coincidentally, temples for her to get hand-written message in Japanese calligraphy from each. So, "surprisingly" she led me...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AntiquesOnTour
Reviewed December 16, 2018

The main gate of this place distinguishes it from other shrines. It is an eclectic mix of influences, including Chinese, Japanese, and European. The grounds were also lovely with autumn colours when I visited.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Asperger_Singapore
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice, quiet respite, right in the middle of the city. It wasn't on the top of my to-do list but I'm glad I came. There is a sense of serenity and makes a good pit stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sychim
Reviewed November 24, 2018

This is one of the larger shrines, with nice entrance arch and pond area and worth a quick visit and picture. Recessed from main street so would not know there until reach entrance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Otto L
Reviewed November 14, 2018

We visited here on a rainy Sunday morning. I loved the ambiance of this shrine and the adjacent garden. We enjoyed our visit strolling about. We visited around 8:30-9:00 AM and there were very few people on the grounds besides us, making for a very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank thefellsdesign
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This shrine, sitting below Kanazawa Castle, is dedicated to the scion of the Maeda family, former lords of the castle. One of the most interesting features of the shrine is its Chinese-style gate, with stained glass windows. Not something one sees every day in Japan!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Banda-in-Japan
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I almost didn’t enter the grounds where the shrine is located but we’re very glad we did! The gardens surrounding the shrine are so tranquil and whilst much smaller, also much quieter than nearby Kenrokuen. If you are headed back to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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