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“Just an Imitation”
Review of Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle
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Private Kanazawa Custom Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
Ranked #8 of 221 things to do in Kanazawa
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Owner description: All that remain of this castle, once occupied by the powerful Maeda family, are the Ishikawa Gate, a moat and stone walls.
Kootenays, British Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Just an Imitation”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

If you want to see the great castles of Japan you will be disappointed by this one. It is almost all brand new. Maybe a place to take the kids but not a way to try and get in touch with Japanese history.

Visited May 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Magnificent building”
Reviewed May 10, 2012

The reconstructed Kanazawa Castle is a marvel of construction. It was only recently rebuilt and is well worth visiting. The vast store house has been built authentically and using traditional methods, with vast beams and heavy timbers and long, open halls which were in the old times used for storage. The defensive mechanisms are interesting and there are some great views over the old castle grounds. The surrounding gardens are worth a stroll. They are lush and green and they also enjoy great views over the city and to the distant mountains.

Visited April 2012
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Tokyo
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“Pretty, but maybe not worth it to actually enter.”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

Only costs a couple of hundred yen to enter but if you have ever been inside a castle in Japan, I would say save your yen for lunch. Great for pictures from the outside, though! currently, the garden around the castle are under construction and won't be done until the fall. Kind of a letdown since I was looking forward to having great pictures, but the castle itself was beautiful.

Visited May 2012
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Kyoto, Japan
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“average”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

complete reproduction. scary stairs. some parts accessable by elevator

Visited April 2012
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Sydney
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“interesting castle”
Reviewed May 1, 2012

Kanazawa Castle is lovely to look at, but inside gives you insight into building techniques using wooden joints only. Very interesting.

Visited April 2012
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