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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  • Surprise that visit this temple. The temple in him even offers the view of a kind of large dojo. The Tori at the entrance is beautiful and the door that follows is a true wonder of style Japanese. The Park has several cherry trees, a fed up with very large carp, and several statues... In short not to be missed!
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  • The entrance from the road by the hotel has the usual gate and main building however to the side of the shrine is a small park with a hill and lots of trees. In the park is a pond with a weird shaped ...  more »
  • I heard new year's. A shrine to the environment has gorgeous stained-glass Windows. It's shrine I enshrines Toshiie and Matsu. Rare, so try to go take a look at.
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  • The architecture of this shrine is very different from others in Japan in that it has some Western influences. Also, there are some interesting statues on the grounds along with a Japanese garden with wooden plank bridges over the ponds. It's worth visiting if you're in the area.
  • I have been living in Kanazawa for two years and I have just been to this awesome peaceful place a week ago! What a great green area in the middle of the city center. I have passed in front of it but I never knew how beautiful is inside. You should pay a visit to it.
  • Beautiful shinto shrine. Got to see the stained glass lit.
  • This shrine is very interesting because of its one of a kind, modern chapel-like gate with stained glass windows. Beautiful!
  • Attended my friend's Japanese traditional wedding... Epic.
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