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Kanazawa Shrine (金澤神社)

"A Shinto shrine dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, seen as a god of scholarship, adjoining the south side of the Kenrokuen garden a 10 minute drive from JR Kanazawa Station. The shrine was originally established to serve as the guardian shrine of the Meirindo, a domain-run school built in 1794 by Maeda Harunaga, the 11th lord of Kaga Domain. The shrine is also dedicated to Hakuja Ryujin, the white snake god also affectionately known as ""Shirohebi-san"" and ""Mi-san"" who provides protection from fire, floods, and misfortune, as well as granting luck in monetary affairs and business. The grounds bustle with visitors during the shrine's New Year's Day festival as well as during the Hakuja and Tenjin festivals held on the 1st and 25th of every month, respectively. The shrine also allows Shinto-style wedding ceremonies to be held in front of the vibrant, vermillion-lacquered main shrine, a designated National Tangible Protected Cultural Property."


Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumachi 1-3 (KanazawaArea)

phone 0762610502

[Company office] 9:30-17:00

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Reviewed:2019/09/06 Small beautiful shrine
It is a small Shinto shrine near Kanazawa Reitaku. As I went early in the morning, there were some visitors. Seemingly it is a popular place for local people. The gate and the washing basin are...
Reviewed:2019/07/22 Our kids favorite in Kanazawa
Our children loved visiting shrines, and this one was their favorite in Kanazawa. Not worth a special trip, but we visited on our way into Kenrouken garden.
Reviewed:2018/08/06 Delightful brightly colored shrine at the edge of Kenrokuen Gardens
We stopped by this beautiful little shrine at the edge of the Kenrokuen Gardens on our way to the Seisonkaku Villa. The shrine itself was bright orange and black. There was a wonderful painting of...

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Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kenrokumachi 1-3 [map]
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          Ishikawa Areas


          Long, thin Ishikawa prefecture runs along the Sea of Japan up into Noto Peninsula. Highlights of the seaside towns lining the west coast include Kanazawa, often described as a "Little Kyoto" thanks to its old wooden tea houses and geisha culture as well as its picturesque Japanese garden, Kenroku-en.