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Oyama Shrine, Kanazawa
(3.9/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
See the blend of influences and absorb the atmosphere of reverence and respect during a visit to Oyama Shrine. Dedicated to Maeda Toshiie, the first leader of the Maeda Clan, the shrine was first built late in the 16th century on top of a nearby mountain. Moved to its present location in 1873, the shrine has become known for its interesting main gate. Designed by a Dutch architect, and originally marking the entrance of a castle, the gate displays European and Asian religious motifs, and acts as a striking entrance for worshippers and tourists alike. To visit Oyama Shrine and get the most from your holiday in Kanazawa, create itinerary details personal to you using our Kanazawa trip itinerary planner.
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  • I can be passed a little too fast to appreciate it, but I don't find it particularly interesting. It is big, certainly, but it is much less interesting to visit only those that can be found in Tokyo, Kamakura, or Kyoto
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  • 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. 
  • The shrine was nice. I felt because of the handle are attracted to nokyo-sho wrote the monthly press get different variety want to collect
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  • The gate is surely what makes this shrine truly special, probably unique. However, the shrine itself and the shrine grounds are also very nice.
  • Surprisingly, this shrine is bounded by some tall trees and an amazing pond that offer amazing scenic views. You would have a peaceful mind for viewing the beauty of nature after praying. This place is also a place of family gatherings as observed.
  • Beautiful and peaceful shrine. Don't miss the pond with bridges in the back.
  • The gate has kind of some European influence. A lot of details in Kanazawa also the same
  • Beautiful shrine, not as well kept as some of the others but there is a lot less tourists here and the water garden is a treat to enjoy, worth a look in if you are passing as there is no charge for looking around.