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Oyama Shrine

11-1 Oyama-machi, Kanazawa 920-0918, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-231-7210
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The unique entry gate for which this 1599 shrine is famous was originally part of Kanazawa Caste.
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11-1 Oyama-machi, Kanazawa 920-0918, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-231-7210

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Architecture here is quite unusual - a blend of Japanese, Chinese, Western styles. The entrance tower has stained glass, the gate has European style carving. There are many steps leading up to the shrine, and you're not supposed to walk up the center - that's...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This shrine features some unusual characteristics, such as the entrance portal, a very modern-looking shop, and a massive statue of the local lord Maeda.

Thank slipkangourou
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We visited the shrine right before sunset. It is quite peaceful and beautiful. I would suggest taking a moment to sit by the pond and enjoy the tranquility of the shrine and grounds.

Thank kellyes2017
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We were told that Oyama Shrine was worth a stop by our tour guide. She was absolutely correct. Walking through the shrine grounds was a lovely shortcut from the walking from the Omi-cho Market to the castle.

Thank DorisBorisBlog
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Like the other shrines in Japan, this shrine wasn't any much different. Can be a short visit since it is near the market but can be missed if there isn't enough time.

Thank Celestine N
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I like to visit shrines. This Oyama Shrine has a long time of experience and very rarely gate. The gate looks like very European designed. It is rare. Could you try on the way from The Castle to Nagamachi -samurai resident?

Thank Sato R
Reviewed 21 June 2017

This shrine has a beautiful stained glass window in the top section. Wander through the tori gate & then up to the shrine - access into the castle park. Has pond to one side & statues.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Nice, tiny shrine located bang in the middle between several major draws (fish market, gardens etc.). Albeit a bit small, being nice and quiet combined with its nice gardens (back righthand side) make it definitely worth a visit. Has entrances on both the main street...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

It's a shrine, but has a western style architecture at the gate, which makes it unique. Other than that, it is a common shrine.

Thank M S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Passing by this Shrine we called in and found the garden to be really lovely. A real oasis of calm and tranquility with a lovely pond. I have been collecting calligraphy from these Shrines through Japan so added another here. Recommend.

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