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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.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good52%
  • Average21%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“main temple” (2 reviews)
“stone bridge” (2 reviews)
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11-1 Oyama-machi, Kanazawa 920-0918, Ishikawa Prefecture
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"stained glass"
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"main temple"
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"stone bridge"
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"kanazawa castle"
in 8 reviews
"entrance gate"
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"interesting history"
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"pretty garden"
in 2 reviews
"castle park"
in 3 reviews
"beautiful grounds"
in 2 reviews
"lovely garden"
in 3 reviews
"omicho market"
in 3 reviews
"tower"
in 8 reviews
"pond"
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"carvings"
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"priest"
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"lighthouse"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had to stop and get my temple book stamped and signed. The outer gardens are nice and it is set back from the street so very quiet and relaxing even though its right downtown.

Thank Sus C
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Reviewed 14 June 2018

Oyama Shrine saved Kanazawa! This small but very interesting shrine gave us an hour of enjoying the grounds and learning a bit about the Maedas. Located very near the castle, it makes for a good stop. Down the hill from this shrine there is a...More

Thank Cheryl B
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

After 2 weeks in Japan and seeing Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara etc., we'd seen a lot of shrines. This is small but has a number of different touches line the stained glass in the massive and gorgeous gateway to the little Japanese garden where you could...More

Thank ChrisCheri
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

The entrance from the road by the hotel has the usual gate and main building however to the side of the shrine is a small park with a hill and lots of trees. In the park is a pond with a weird shaped stone bridge...More

Thank GrantTaylor25
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

the garden makes this shrine so special to me. even though its small it has many little details that make it a joy to watch and spend time in it.

Thank Denis S
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This shrine is a lovely quiet retreat from the crowds. It has a beautiful water garden and delightful statues and bronzes. The temple itself is lovely.

Thank brobi41
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We took the advice of previous Trip Advisors and arrived early, just after 9 am. The sun was shining through the stained glass in the tower. But the rest of the area was enchanting in its own ways. First, relatively uncrowded. Second, very nice ponds...More

1  Thank Peeter P
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Be ready to take lots of great pictures with your camera. Gorgeous shrine however the gardens surrounding the shrine were even more magnificent. I came here in February when it was snowing and the scenery was just divine. No entrance fees, great place to sit...More

1  Thank rosebourke
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Perfect place to go with other or solo. There are stands selling food and there isn't too many people so you can make a wish at the shrine. Once you finish you can explore the surrounding gardens.

Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Oyama shrine has a very pretty garden organised around a central pond. It's not a large or grand shrine, but it is close to Omicho market and the shops in Korinbo, so it's easy to visit. Definitely worth popping in there for 30-40 minutes.

1  Thank Selsy
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