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Kanazawa Castle
Kanazawa Castle

Kanazawa Castle

7.19 reviews
Sights and Museums, Landmark
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Marunouchi, Kanazawa-Shi, 17 920-0937 Japan
+81 52 202 1146
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Nice garden in spring, winter light up is beautiful!

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London

A beautiful castle structure easily accessible, be warned not the original castle but still worth a relaxing walk

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Anchorage

Beautifully restored castle, which burnt down several times over the centuries. Although you miss the atmosphere of the old original wood (there aren't many left in Japan.) you do get the enjoyment of seeing the new wood beams in the old-style construction, which they have adhered to. From 1583 to the end of the Edo Period, Kanazawa Castle was the seat of the powerful Maeda Clan. It is situated in central Kanazawa. Entry is 500 yen for a combined ticket to the Kenrokuen Gardens. The outside of the castle is also worth a look to see the architecture and the few gates that controlled access to the castle grounds.

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Berlin

I didn't go in any of the bulidings but the complex itself is fantastic for the gardens and architecture. I went during the cherry blossom festival when entrance was free, there were extended hours and things were illuminated at night.Stunning during the day and night! If you want a more in-depth understanding, they have free English tour guides available to walk you around.

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Pittsford
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Major renovation is taking place among the castle ruins and already restored areas, but you can still get a feel for the large scale of what used to be. We were here during cherry blossom season, so the setting was spectacular. I wouldn't make a special trip here, but it is worth a quick visit if you are going to nearby Kenrokeun Gardens.

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Local from Kanazawa

Nice garden in spring, winter light up is beautiful!

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出張終わりで金沢に一泊。

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Yokosuka
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London
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