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The surrounding park is photo opportunity after opportunity. The interior of the castle was simply amazing. Amazing carpentry and ingenuity by the local Kanazawans. It is about 20 minutes walk from the Samurai district. Kenroku-en garden is just across the road/bridge (main gate). Tip: there...More
Interesting and good value spot to while away a morning or afternoon. Lots of info on how it was built, free guides available and good multi-lingual info points and brochure. Gardens nearby - be sure to buy a combo ticket to save ¥100.
Although much of the original castle now lost the reconstruction and guidance gives you an excellent insight into the Kaga clan. Just spend 90 mins and explore all the bits others seem to void. Don’t bother with the App unless you have an OCD fascination...More
We were fortunate to have a local guide, Kazu who couldn’t have been nicer and a wealth of information! Lots to see and understand at the castle but you really need a guide to appreciate what you’re seeing.
Lots to see around the castle and adjacent gardens.
The walls/ramparts are spectacular and are built in serval different ways over the years if you are interested in the construction head out of the gate towards the modern art gallery and you will see an...More
After visiting the Kenroku-en Garden we crossed the bridge to the Kanazawa Castle Park. The walls and the gate houses were impressive and huge and made for an interesting quick visit. Once again the heat got to us and we made a quick exit to...More
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
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 nearby gate) will have a charge of Yen 310 per adult but elderly over 65 is free of charge. Personally i prefer stroll around the park and take photos around particularly during sakura and momiji period.