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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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  • Karita's first Kaga Lord, especially famous Shinto shrine in Kanazawa. Respectable Torii, pond, haiden and highlights packed in your environment, many foreign tourists.
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  • Kanazawa's third visit for the first time. Look with stained-glass Windows, unlike the other shrines, quaint. It is convenient, near from the bus stop.
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  • Come to Kanazawa and always drifted. This is the Office? These were made in a shrine building. It was a nice building of the plain wood. You can enjoy so many types of Fortune here. Not just fortune and hang on the tree, fortune so in came back, with a metal bar.
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  • Best visiting time would be Autumn. Such a beautiful place with lots of maple trees!
  • 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.
  • 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.