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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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  • Very good52%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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"
in 2 reviews
"kanazawa castle"
in 8 reviews
"entrance gate"
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"stone steps"
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"koi pond"
in 2 reviews
"interesting history"
in 2 reviews
"castle park"
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"pretty garden"
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"beautiful grounds"
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"lovely garden"
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"omicho market"
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"worth a visit"
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"tower"
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"carvings"
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"priest"
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"lighthouse"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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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 4 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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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Walking back to the hotel and found this shrine suddenly on our side. It is free to enter, although there was a wedding inside on our visit (although itself interesting to see). The buildings look good and there is a small garden area around which...More

Thank bob_the_moo
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Beautiful waterfall snd garden off to the side. Nice working shrine. Some western influence. Interesting history. Near Ōmichō market. Nice place to sit and watch the koi or mill around for other stone artifacts. Watch the locals. Follow the protocol and leave a small offering...More

Thank Moowahine66
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Set back a little from the road is this neat shrine. It has a stained glass window set on its roof top. Shallow flat stone steps lead up to the body of the shrine.

Thank Teresa C
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