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Address: 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-234-3800
07:00 - 18:00
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All that remain of this castle, once occupied by the powerful Maeda family,...

All that remain of this castle, once occupied by the powerful Maeda family, are the Ishikawa Gate, a moat and stone walls.

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Great place to visit

This garden and castle are really impressive by size and quality of preservation the garden is amazing,

Reviewed 5 days ago
Aix-en-Provence, France

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Tel Aviv
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view was amazing. It was the cherry blossom time and all the gardens around were blooming. Very nice place to visit.

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I didn't go in any of the buildings but rather wandered around the complex twice. I was there during the cherry blossom festival so I went at night when everything was illuminated as well as during the day. The gardens and architecture are interesting. There's a little information given but you'd probably want a guidebook or ask one of the... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This garden and castle are really impressive by size and quality of preservation the garden is amazing,

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The castle is superb! Reconstructed carefully it is mainly built of beautiful wood. The carpentry is meticulous and very interesting as a piece of construction. Surrounded by a moat it is a great representation of castle life in bygone times. Visit, only a couple of hundred yen.....

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit and to go for a walk. Lots of people picnic under the sakuras (cherry blossom) which is nice. It's wheelchair and stroller accessible. Very nice scenery all around and the gardens are fabulous. only about 600m walk from omicho market.

Thank Teckkly
London, United Kingdom
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son and I needed somewhere to spend a couple hours before our dinner (at the fish market). Time flew quickly at the castle. The architecture and layered defense kept us intrigued. The atmosphere was relaxed. Some tourists really got into the mood with rented period costumes. Lots to keep one occupied for hours or just to sit at a... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 449 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed this castle. Has been beautifully restored. The cutaway displays showing the methods used to construct the walls was very well done and informative. The wood work is absolutely gorgeous. I especially enjoyed the view from the 'turret'. The drop away floor boards allowing rocks to be dropped on invaders was quite ingenious. All in all this is truly... More 

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful place, well manicured and so great to experience the grandheur of the past centuries in this free to visit park and castle. Be sure to try the golden icecream at one the shops where there are big lines when you cross the walking bridge across the road. Have fun:-)

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kanazawa castle is a large area with several entrances. The grounds are parklike with plants, ponds and open spaces. The actual stone work is in good condition and the moats are easily seen but not as large as they used to be. Close to the centre of town. I arrived too late to go inside but was mainly there for... More 

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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've enjoyed the visit very much. There's a lot to visit in the castle area, not just one building. Gardens, ponds and art exhibitions.

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