Kanazawa Castle, Kanazawa-shi

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  • Address: Japan, 〒920-0937 Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, Kanazawa-shi
  • Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-762343800
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Watch Tower, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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About Kanazawa Castle, Kanazawa-shi

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Kanazawa Castle

  • 95% of people who visit Kanazawa-shi include Kanazawa Castle in their plan

  • 42.72% of people start their Kanazawa Castle visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kanazawa Castle

Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

68.19% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kanazawa Castle

People normally club together Kenrokuen Garden and 21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art while planning their visit to Kanazawa Castle.

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Kanazawa Castle, Kanazawa-shi Reviews

  • The castle grounds/garden is especially beautiful during winter. Got here in the morning and the whole castle was piled up with fresh snow. It is free to roam around the castle grounds. You can also climb a wooden pathway up for a nice lookout spot. Way way...better than the Osaka castle imo.

  • 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.

  • Very impressive building and surrounding grounds. Extensively refurbished.

  • Neat feat if engineering of the times. Not particularly different from other castles of the period, most of what is to see is on the outside.

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