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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  • It is from the Castle near the shrine. Earlier or sleep Toshiie and tacashi shrine. Let's stop there as shrine buildings and impressive. Close to famous restaurants, and have one corridor there.
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  • We took the advice of previous Trip Advisors and arrived early, just after 9 am. The sun was shining through the stained glass in the tower. But the rest of the area was enchanting in its own ways. Fi...  more »
  • First of all, the first into the second gate is unique. It is not Japanese. Kazuhiro Maeda-interest houses are enshrined and pass through the gate even though the gate seems to Western-style shrine, which makes it confusing but shrine. I think it is worth a visit.
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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