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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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  • Kanazawa is known as “the little Kyoto”. When you’re walking around the gardens of Kanazawa Castle, you can imagine how it was back in the days of Feudal Japan, with geishas and samurais. Fun fact...  more »
  • There are a few entrances to the castle, but the main one is across the pedestrian bridge from Kenrokuen. Come here if you want to enter the castle or just walk around and stretch your legs. It's a.....  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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