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Oyama Shrine, Kanazawa

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Before the shrine was dedicated to Toshiie omatsu. 753 children both were symbolic shrine in Kanazawa, and visited by many.
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  • 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. 
  • 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 b...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Very peaceful place
  • 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.
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