Oyama Shrine, Kanazawa

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See the blend of influences and absorb the atmosphere of reverence and respect during a visit to Oyama Shrine. Dedicated to Maeda Toshiie, the first leader of the Maeda Clan, the shrine was first built late in the 16th century on top of a nearby mountain. Moved to its present location in 1873, the shrine has become known for its interesting main gate. Designed by a Dutch architect, and originally marking the entrance of a castle, the gate displays European and Asian religious motifs, and acts as a striking entrance for worshippers and tourists alike. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Oyama Shrine and many more Kanazawa attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kanazawa driving holiday planning app.
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  • The lotus leaf sculpture with the frogs. It's delightful. The gardens are much more interesting than the shrine with a number of other sculptures....and provide a pleasant backdrop the the shrine and....  more »
  • Beside Kanazawa Castle and Kenrokuen Garden, Oyama Shrine is maybe a symbol of Kanazawa. Its unique gate is photogenic. This is the place where I come first, when I every time come to Kanazawa.  more »
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  • Very nice area that the shrine is located in. The small pond with the wooden path / bridge going through it is nice. Great place for fall foliage viewing within the city.
  • Admission is free here. This is a very nice and small shrine. Beautiful and very peaceful place to visit. It has huge fishes and ducks in the pond. You can actually go in the middle if the pond and see the fishes swimming underneath you. It has pine trees also. Less crowded place. Very scenic, must visit place and very near to Kanazawa castle park. So, both can be easily covered together.
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