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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  • Oyama Shrine has a beautiful garden with a pond that you can walk over. There are a lot of ancient trees within the premises that give the shrine a mystic atmosphere. The main gate has a stained...  more »
  • There are a lot of big garden sights in Kanazawa, it'd be easy to skip the lovely Oyama Shrine and it's gardens. The guilded frogs on the lily pads are worth a close look as our the gardens. It's...  more »
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  • Very nice area that the shrine is located in. The small pond with the wooden path / bridge going through it is nice. Great place for fall foliage viewing within the city.
  • Admission is free here. This is a very nice and small shrine. Beautiful and very peaceful place to visit. It has huge fishes and ducks in the pond. You can actually go in the middle if the pond and see the fishes swimming underneath you. It has pine trees also. Less crowded place. Very scenic, must visit place and very near to Kanazawa castle park. So, both can be easily covered together.
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