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Kanazawa Castle, Kanazawa

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Castle · Historic Site
With its gardens, impressive walls, and carefully considered architectural features, Kanazawa Castle tells the story of the "daimyo" (regional lords) who lived in and ruled from its grounds. The castle complex features a stone watchtower, a massive warehouse, an ornate gate, and expansive landscaped gardens. Look up to see the castle's whitish roof tiles, which are made of lead and were allegedly melted into bullets in times of siege. Placards and signposts scattered around the grounds offer viewers more information in English and Japanese. Add Kanazawa Castle to your Kanazawa travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kanazawa online trip itinerary maker.
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  • It is impressive from every stand-point - History, Scale, Architecture, Engineering, Design, Structural Integrity after so many years (incl Fires, Earthquakes etc etc), the Extent of Restorations...  more »
  • One of the legendary castles of Japan. This is a must see if you ever visit Kanazawa. There are displays showing how the castle was built. Extensive excavation work was being done near the keep. It...  more »
  • Lots of history involved. The place is well-preserved and maintained. Worth a visit!
  • Lovely place to walk around the castle. Didn't get into the castle. Near to Kenrokuen garden.

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