Kanazawa Castle

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: Japan, 〒920-0937 Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, Kanazawa-shi
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  • Timings: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-762343800
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Garden, Watch Tower, Castle, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Kanazawa Castle - Review

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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Kanazawa Castle

  • Kanazawa Castle Address: Japan, 〒920-0937 Ishikawa Prefecture, Kanazawa, Kanazawa-shi
  • Kanazawa Castle Contact Number: +81-762343800
  • Kanazawa Castle Timing: 07:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Kanazawa Castle Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Kanazawa Castle(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kanazawa Castle: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kanazawa Castle

  • 61.48% of people who visit Kanazawa-shi include Kanazawa Castle in their plan

  • 39.06% of people start their Kanazawa Castle visit around 2 PM - 3 PM

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

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

63.79% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kanazawa Castle

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

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Kanazawa Castle, Kanazawa-shi Reviews

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  • Beautiful Kanazawa Castle set in sprawling grounds. We did not do the tour of the interior of the Castle but the exterior grounds in itself were so beautiful and it was a delight just strolling it’s grounds. The wide spaces and grandeur of the Castle were indeed awe inspiring and memorable. Huge and Wide gates from each side of the grounds which led one into a huge courtyard area. Exterior of the Castle grounds itself was surrounded by a moat. A worthwhile visit and a must go if one is ever in Kanazawa.

  • Love the massive size of Kanazawa Castle, the fine detail in the Japanese architecture, and the space that surrounds it all. It’s very peaceful to just walk around the space and take it all in. As I looked around, I could only imagine how day-to-day life was for the Japanese people who were at the forefront of establishing Kanazawa Castle and everything around it. In addition to how long it took them. It's amazing to think about. Overall, this is definitely one of my favorite castles that I’ve visited.

  • Lovely attraction, I never knew you could use lead (Pb) in roof tiles to make them white 😮. Recommended place if you don't mind a historical walk with a couple of staircases.

  • I recommend you go here in the evening (you cant go inside the castle but walk under along it). The tourists dont go in the evening as the whole park looks closed but the castle is beautifully lit! Recommend this.

  • One of the must see sights in Kanazawa, not least to appreciate this stunning castle and its grounds and understand its history. Plenty of spaces to sit and admire the views but the castle interior tour was disappointing but you do get some good alternative views across Kanazawa.

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