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Kanazawa Castle

1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-234-3800
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Enjoy a Samurai Town with an Insider on a Full Day Small Group Tour of Kanazawa
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All that remain of this castle, once occupied by the powerful Maeda family, are the Ishikawa Gate, a moat and stone walls.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good49%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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"kenrokuen garden"
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"construction techniques"
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"large grounds"
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"mon gate"
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"main building"
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"across the road"
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"kenroku en garden"
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"worth a visit"
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"nice walk"
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"walk around"
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"cherry blossoms"
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"beautiful garden"
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"rebuilt"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Known for its samurai tradition, the castle and grounds are well worth visiting. You can get a sense of the samurai tradition and history and find plenty of beautiful spots to enjoy and photograph.

Thank moviegeekjn
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the castle as part of a tour. The tour guide made the visit interesting otherwise we may not have understood the history of the castle. The castle grounds very large but there is a lot of variety of gardens. Worth a visit.

Thank Vegemitelover
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend getting one of the free volunteers who will give you a 30 minute outdoor tour in English. They are located near the building to the left of the main gate. Our tour guide was an older Japanese man who was informative, funny and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited several Japanese castles on our trip across the island. All are beautiful, some are bigger, some are smaller, some are tiny. Most are very crowded with tourists and school children (all very well behaved). Favorites include: Matsuyama, Matsumoto, Osaka Castle, and a tiny...More

Thank 20-20_Travels
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't go into the Kanazawa Castle, only took photos of the Ishikawa-mon Gate, the gate that faces Kenrokuen Garden. hence not much a review.

Thank paulyn y
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

it may be useful to take a tour to find out more about the castle and its history. since we didn't do that I can only say its a beautiful castle with some nice views over Kanazawa reaching until the Japanese Alps.

Thank Denis S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very modern looking castle and it’s worth doing a bit of research about it before you go. The grounds are well looked after and the cherry blossoms add extra beauty. Pair this up with a trip to the gardens for an enjoyable...More

Thank Greg P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit in spring when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. Was our favourite place in Japan. Also visit the gardens that are connected over the bridge. Good little food markets.

Thank Adele H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive castle We did not get to do the tour as we were too late but I assume it will be well worth it

Thank mytrvls
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When i gave 5* its only because of the cherry flowers! When you arrive there the view is absolutely amazing with all the cherry blossom in the front. Beautiful and memorable spot. Inside is nice, but nothing special.

Thank lazycrazytravellers
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Andrew S
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Entering the Kanazawa Castle Park occupying large area on the outskirt is free of charge. To enter the Hishiyagure (diamond-shaped turret), Gojikken Nagoya (long warehouse) and the Tsuzuki Yagura (turret protecting the... More
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