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Oyama Shrine, Kanazawa
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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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  • The sanctuary, just steps from beautiful park in kanazawa is a complex of sacral buildings quite beautiful and surrounded by greenery. As in all tranquiiltà the atmosphere of peace and sacred shrines in Japan is breathed in deeply, contributing the sober colors and soft and lush greenery that surrounds it.
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  • Luckly friend, and was revisited in one trip. Beautiful stained-glass windows of the temple shrine, wooden nokyo-sho book was looking for this. It is a shrine in the temple near the 753, has visited the young child in a kimono wedding ceremony is being solemnly, is familiar to the citizens. Will just intense pain in the temple and were soliciting donations for repairs.
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  • As much information in the stained-glass windows of the gate is beautiful. The shrine became second 1 second, there was a smart dog. Ever saw the guardian of many like that of the saw for the first time.
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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.