Oyama-jinja Shrine

You’ll find this shrine in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture. The founder of the Kaga Clan, Maeda Toshiie, and his lawful wife Matsu are enshrined here. It was constructed in 1873, before which time the spirits were enshrined together in Utasu Hachimangu (the present Utatsu Shrine) at the foot of the Mt. Utatsu. The three-level shrine gate was built in 1875 and combines Japanese, Chinese, and Western styles. It has been designated an Important Cultural Property. Vibrant glass fills the third level, giving it an otherworldly appearance when illuminated at night.

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Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Oyamamachi 11-1 map map Map
[Grounds]Open 24 hours
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  • Quiet and peaceful
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.21
    Within walkable distance from Omicho market. We walked from Omicho market via small backstreets, and entered Oyama Shrine via their side entrance. I like the pond in the shrine grounds... it gives...
  • A quiet and nice shrine!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.01.18
    Within the main busy and bustling street of Kanazawa city center with people and vehicles passing by lie this quiet and nice shrine, a little hidden from the main street but in a small lane. It is...
  • Lovely Water Features
    4.0 Reviewed : 2022.11.24
    A great little shrine in the center of Kanazawa directly next to the castle part. More notable than the shrine was the lovely water features on the grounds. Quite a nice place to spend some time.

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