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Kanazawa Castle: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great from outside but well worth paying to see inside . Helpful information in English and push button voice activated information boxes on all floors . Not to be missed

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank BCruick
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ECJ1968
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank EireMG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a look around the grounds. It’s a lovely walk, particularly in the evening when crowds are fewer.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Emmet111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nickglozier
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank randymSF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old samurai castle across from Kenrokuen Gardens. Lots of interesting history. Suggest a guide to help you navigate the place.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rosquete
Reviewed 13 September 2019

A look today will see the big gates and traps, gatehouses and viewing points but there are further plans for reconstruction. Some nice photo stops. You can pick up a free English Guide for a tour.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank timm586
Reviewed 9 September 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2019
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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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