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Oyama Shrine, Kanazawa

#6 of 96 in Historic Sites in Kanazawa
Historic Site · Religious Site
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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  • 金沢を代表する神社の一つであるが、建立自体は明治時代と比較的新しい。社殿などの境内の建立物は典型的だが慎ましい雰囲気の漂うが、この神社の最も特徴的な建物が擬洋風建築の神門だろう。門の上に配置されている搭にはめ込まれたステンドグラスは良く目立ち、観光客の写真撮影スポットの一つとして今も尚人気が高い。一方で門を形作る煉瓦は、まるで中国の楼閣のようであり、それでも神社内の建物として違和感なく、また主張し...  more »
  • 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 »
  • 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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