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Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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All that remain of this castle, once occupied by the powerful Maeda family,...

All that remain of this castle, once occupied by the powerful Maeda family, are the Ishikawa Gate, a moat and stone walls.

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Castle surrounded by Park/Gardens

The castle commands a high point overlooking parkland and adjacent Kenrokuen Garden which was once the castle's outer garden. Constructed in 1580 as a castle town, it has been... read more

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Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The castle commands a high point overlooking parkland and adjacent Kenrokuen Garden which was once the castle's outer garden. Constructed in 1580 as a castle town, it has been subject to fire and earthquake and has been faithfully restored in 2001. Well worth a visit.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Situated in lovely, natural gardens giving interesting shady walks the castle is very beautiful both outside and inside. It has a fantastic video showing how it was rebuilt at the turn of the century and life size models of individual construction techniques. A must for those interested in traditional building methods.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family visited there during sakura season. The view of japanese castle behind full sakura blooming path is breathless. The castle is made of great wood blocks. No nail is used. It was created to protect and shelter royal family from outers. Each floor shows well-thought structure and skilled craftmanship I would recommend all to walk inside castle with barefoot... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle stands in the centre of Kanazawa city, it's bright white walls light up against a blue sky (if you're lucky like we were) and from inside it's wonderfully intricate wooden interior, you can view the hills and surrounding mountains in their panoramic beauty. Walk through the castle grounds, through the park and out towards Kenrokuen Garden (a famous... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This castle give you memorable experience, beautiful and elegant white castle, witness of the wonderful history, big entrance and yard, enjoy walking around it. It is near to Kenrokuen Garden and local foods.

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Renovations were just completed in 2015. You can still smell the conifer wood in the newly finished section. Lots of history and feudal life items on display. Beautiful stamp.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an amazing castle set in stunning garden surrounds! A definite must visit. Allow at least 2 hours for the castle and gardens and entry to the castle itself.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a replica, um, not even sure how faithful it is to the original. If you want to see an authentic castle, visit Himeji Castle or in a pinch, Matsumoto Castle.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The castle has been rebuilt on the original site and volunteers offer tours which are free. If you have time, do it or otherwise just enjoy the grounds which are lovely and peaceful.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day exploring the castle and surrounding gardens, just a shame nothing was in English (my Japanese is very lacking haha). Lovely and well preserved - worth a few hours of your time!

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