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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Oyama Shrine and many more Kanazawa attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kanazawa driving holiday planning app .
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  • October 4, 2017
    Stained glass is clean. Went from the entrance of Kanazawa Castle gate is passed through on the way back. Not like feels like a sort of Western India like Muslim is look back at the main shrine is a common, but the exotic emotional atmosphere. Evening especially looks beautiful stained glass Windows.
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  • September 28, 2017
    It is tucked in the Middle from the Omi-cho market toward department store korimbo shrine. Kando, and is decorated with stained-glass Western style was surprised by the atmosphere. When I visited by tourists and one I did not spot off the beaten path is not for or.
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  • September 25, 2017
    Oyama shrine for a second time. I wanted to thank the nokyo-Sho, morning I went. Visits in the early morning is not so spacious environment from either too much, fresh in the morning is very pleasant yokatta. I think beautiful stained-glass Windows kando, sightseeing in Kanazawa, would please visit once. Draw her paper fortune, Fortune many types fine daikichi morning pretty much tension rose in.
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  • July 1, 2017
    Fantastic looking shrine with a decent sized grounds. On the edge of Castle park. Nice little walk round route on top of the small water feature gives a nice little extra.
  • March 30, 2017
    As with many temple visits, coming early in the day paid off as the shrine was not terribly crowded. The buildings are pretty here but the real treasure is the garden, which had beautiful plum blossoms in late March. The pond is lovingly landscaped and well worth just sitting and observing for a time.
  • June 13, 2017
    A great little temple to visit. Small gardens which are beautiful. Well worth a look of your nearby.
  • March 20, 2017
    I went at sunset. The light on the stained glass was beautiful. Hands down my favorite site in Kanazawa.
  • March 24, 2017
    Dont be fooled by its humble gate. Once get in, you'll be amazed at how large such a garden can be at the very heart of a big city

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