Kanazawa Castle, Kanazawa-shi
About Kanazawa Castle, Kanazawa-shi
Kanazawa Castle, Kanazawa-shi - Address, Phone Number
Address: Japan, 〒920-0937 Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa
Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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Every tourist destination has a place which will take you back in time and Kanazawa is no exception! The Kanazawa Castle was an important structure back in ancient times and today, it is one of Kanazawa’s top attractions. Located just adjacent to the Kenrokuen Garden, the Kanazawa Castle was built by Sakuma Morimasa in late 1500s. Watchtower, grand entrance gates, extravagant hallways, Kanazawa Castle has it all! In addition is the stunning view. One can even spot the Mt Utatsu from the castle. It is advisable to carry your camera for some great photo ops.
Kanazawa Castle Opening and Closing Hours
- Open all 365 days of the year.
How To reach Kanazawa Castle by Public Transport
- Buses from Kenrokuen bus stop, hired taxis.
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The most impressive castle grounds outside of Himeji. The grounds of Kanazawa castle are laid out exceptionally well. It Is truly beautiful and the grounds themselves are free! It is possible to go inside the castle for some excellent photo opportunities and to admire the construction of the building which uses 0 nails in it's construction. particular attention is paid to the layout of the trees and various flower species. I took at least 300 photos here and most were not of the same object.
Very nice park to walk around. It is free but part of it you have to pay to get into. They have free tours in English.
Interesting place to have a look at especially if you love your carpentry. Also make sure you go to the information centre first as there is FREE ENGLISH GUIDED tours of both the castle grounds and the gardens. Unfortunately we didn't see it in it's full glory as we were a month early for the cherry blossoms but can just imagine it would be AMAZING. But as for a castle there isn't much of one it really, it was only the old turrets that are there part of the wall structure but still really amazing as the workmanship inside is fantastic. If I had seen it in full bloom i think it would have got another star but if you want to see a good castle I would rate Osaka Castle but i still have some travelling to do and probably a few more castles to see.
Symbolizing the castle town of Kanazawa, this impressive structure stands to the east of the remnants of Kanazawa Castle facing Kenrokuen Garden. The Gate has the stonewall amidst the rich natural greenery evokes the grandeur of the region's ancient prosperous days, and the night time illumination lends a sense of fantasy to the area. The Gate was built as a "Masugata-mon", where the entrance is an iron gate and the inner walls were built with stones, along with constructions such as the 2-story Hishi Yagura and Tamon for weapon storage. During the early stage of Meiji Period, most constructions inside the castle were destroyed by fire and only the Ishikawa-mon Gate was left. In September 2001 (Heisei 13), historical wooden structures such as the Hishi Yagura and the Hashizumemon Tsuzuki Yagura were restored and the area was renovated to become a castle park.
Such a beautiful ancient Japanese castle.
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