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Oyama Shrine

11-1 Oyama-machi, Kanazawa 920-0918, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-231-7210
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The unique entry gate for which this 1599 shrine is famous was originally part of Kanazawa Caste.
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11-1 Oyama-machi, Kanazawa 920-0918, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-231-7210

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I like to visit shrines. This Oyama Shrine has a long time of experience and very rarely gate. The gate looks like very European designed. It is rare. Could you try on the way from The Castle to Nagamachi -samurai resident?

Thank Sato R
Reviewed 5 days ago

This shrine has a beautiful stained glass window in the top section. Wander through the tori gate & then up to the shrine - access into the castle park. Has pond to one side & statues.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice, tiny shrine located bang in the middle between several major draws (fish market, gardens etc.). Albeit a bit small, being nice and quiet combined with its nice gardens (back righthand side) make it definitely worth a visit. Has entrances on both the main street...More

Thank Joost G
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

It's a shrine, but has a western style architecture at the gate, which makes it unique. Other than that, it is a common shrine.

Thank M S
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Passing by this Shrine we called in and found the garden to be really lovely. A real oasis of calm and tranquility with a lovely pond. I have been collecting calligraphy from these Shrines through Japan so added another here. Recommend.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

To discover that the tower at this shrine was a lighthouse was not something that I was expecting. The garden is gorgeous. As is the new information centre which is so beautifully constructed of wood and glass. Absolutely loved the info centre and it's construction...More

Thank BuccaneerDave
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Years ago, locals wanted knocked down, thankfully they didn't succeed as it is of historical importance and well worth a visit.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Oyama Shrine is surrounded by a large strolling garden where you can easily wander for 30 minutes or so. The garden was mostly green in April but there were a few flowering trees. The pond and walkways/bridges on the water are interesting diversions. Don’t look...More

Thank hfot2
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very interesting architecture for both the main prayer area and the many other smaller ones as well as sculptures, rocks with carvings, etc. The garden with it's ponds and bridges was very beautiful and gave a great sense of peace and tranquility when walking around...More

Thank Peter6820
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This shrine has a European tinge to it thanks to Portuguese influence. It's not a must see in town, not going to blow your mind, but worth wandering through if in the area.

Thank Matthew H
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