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Oyama Shrine (R_, Oyama Jinja) is dedicated to Maeda Toshiie, the first lord of the powerful, local Maeda Clan. The shrine was constructed in 1599 by Toshiie's successor, Maeda Toshinaga on Mount Utatsu. It was later moved to its present location.

Oyama Shrine is known for its unusual gate, which was designed by a Dutch architect, using elements of European and Asian religious themes. While the first story displays a mixture of Japanese and Chinese influence, the upper stories once served as a lighthouse and feature a Dutch style, stained glass window.

The gate originally guarded the entrance to the palace of Kanazawa Castle, and was only later moved to Oyama Shrine. On the shrine grounds stands a statue of Lord Toshiie. There is also a nice strolling garden with ponds and bridges, designed to resemble harps and lutes.

Getting there and around

Oyama Shrine is located a short walk from either Minami-cho or Korinbo bus stop, which can be reached in about ten minutes by frequently departing buses from Kanazawa Station (East Exit). Among the buses are also 1-3 JR buses per hour (covered by the Japan Rail Pass) and the Kanazawa Loop Bus. The one way fare is 210 yen, except for JR buses, which cost 200 yen.

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    • HOTEL 101 KANAZAWA
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      Set in Kanazawa, 2 km from Kanazawa Castle, HOTEL 101 KANAZAWA offers accommodation with a garden, free private parking, a terrace and a restaurant. The 4-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and free WiFi. Guests can use the hot tub, or enjoy garden views. At the hotel, all rooms include a balcony. All guest rooms in HOTEL 101 KANAZAWA are fitted with a flat-screen TV and free toiletries. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kanazawa Station, Ishikawa Ongakudo and Kazuemachi Tea House Street. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 32 km from HOTEL 101 KANAZAWA.
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    • Guest House Pongyi
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      Formerly a classic Japanese-style house built more than 100 years ago, Guest House Pongyi features affordable accommodations. JR Kanazawa Train Station and Hokutetsu-Kanazawa Train Station are a 5-minute walk away. The dormitory-style rooms feature tatami (woven-staw) floors. Bathrooms and toilets are shared. Female dormitory rooms have air conditioning, while mixed dormitory rooms have a fan for the summer and a heater for the winter. Guests can use the shared kitchen which features a microwave, a fridge, and kitchenware. A washing machine can be used for an extra cost. Pongyi Guest House is a 45-minute drive from Komatsu Airport, and a 10-minute walk from Oumicho Market. Kanazawa Castle Park is a 40-minute walk away. No meals are served.
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    • Machiya Guest House Carta
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      1.7 km from Kanazawa Castle, Machiya Guest House Carta is a recently renovated property set in Kanazawa and offers air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi and private parking. This 2-star guest house offers a shared kitchen and bicycle parking. Kanazawa Station is 3.7 km from the guest house and Nakamura Memorial Museum is less than 1 km away. At the guest house, the units include a tatami. All units feature a shared bathroom, a hair dryer and bed linen. Guests can also relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area. Popular points of interest near the guest house include Kenrokuen Garden, Myoryuji - Ninja Temple and D. T. Suzuki Museum. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 32 km from Machiya Guest House Carta.
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    • Hotel Kanazawa Zoushi
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      Set in Kanazawa and within 1.4 km of Kanazawa Castle, Hotel Kanazawa Zoushi has a shared lounge, allergy-free rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property. This 4-star hotel offers luggage storage space. The property is non-smoking and is situated 1.7 km from Kenrokuen Garden. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Hotel Kanazawa Zoushi all rooms have bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kanazawa Station, Ozaki Shrine and Kanazawa Phonograph Museum. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 31 km from Hotel Kanazawa Zoushi.
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    • INOVA Kanazawa Station Hotel Suite
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      INOVA Kanazawa Station Hotel Suite is located 600 metres from Kanazawa Station. Free WiFi is provided in all rooms. The property offers private parking. Featuring a balcony, all rooms have a flat-screen TV, washing machine and a kitchen with an induction stove, a fridge and a microwave. Each room has a living room, toilet and private bathroom with a TV. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 29 km from INOVA Kanazawa Station Hotel Suite.
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    • Sumiyoshiya
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      Offering free Wi-Fi and free-use bicycles and in-room Japanese meals, Sumiyoshiya is a traditional Japanese-style hotel. It features a garden, hot public baths and coin-operated laundry facilities. A free-use internet PC is available at the lobby. Rooms feature paper sliding doors, Japanese futon bedding and a seating area. All come with an LCD TV, a tea/coffee maker and a sink, and some have a private bathroom. Sumiyoshiya offers laundry services, luggage storage and free parking. A Japanese and a Western breakfast are served in the hotelfs dining room, while Japanese dinners featuring local ingredients can be enjoyed in either the guest room or the dining room. Sumiyoshiya is a 10-minute walk from Kenroku-en Garden, and a 15-minute walk from both JR Kanazawa Stationfs East exit and the historical Higashi Chaya-machi district. Omicho market is only a 1-minute walk.
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    • UTAIMACHI
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      A sustainable property, UTAIMACHI is set in Kanazawa near Kenrokuen Garden, Utasu Shrine and Tokuda Shusei Kinenkan Museum. This 3-star ryokan offers luggage storage space. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and Kanazawa Castle is 1.5 km away. The ryokan will provide guests with air-conditioned units with a wardrobe, a kettle, a microwave, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. There is also a dining area and a fully equipped kitchen equipped with a stovetop and kitchenware. At the ryokan, units are equipped with bed linen and towels. Available every morning, the breakfast at the property includes continental dishes along with a selection of fruits and juice. Popular points of interest near the ryokan include Kanazawa Yasue Gold-Leaf Museum, Kazuemachi Tea House Street and Izumi Kyoka Museum. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 34 km from UTAIMACHI.
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    • Kanazawa Guesthouse Stella
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      Offering a shared lounge and city view, Kanazawa Guesthouse Stella is situated in Kanazawa, 1.5 km from Kanazawa Castle and 1.5 km from Kenrokuen Garden. This 2-star guest house offers a shared kitchen, luggage storage space and free WiFi. The guest house has family rooms. Some units in the guest house have private entrance and are fitted with desk and tatami. All units are fitted with air conditioning, and some have a flat-screen TV, washing machine, a kettle, completed with a fully equipped kitchen. At the guest house, units have bed linen and towels. Guests at the guest house will be able to enjoy activities in and around Kanazawa, like cycling, hiking and walking tours. Popular points of interest near Kanazawa Guesthouse Stella include Kanazawa Yasue Gold-Leaf Museum, Utasu Shrine and Tokuda Shusei Kinenkan Museum. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 34 km from the accommodation.
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    • UAN kanazawa
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      UAN kanazawa is located a 5-minute walk from Musashigatsuji/Ohmicho Ichiba Bus Stop and Omicho Market. JR Kanazawa Station is 12 minutes by bus from the property, while Kanazawa Castle is 13 minutes on foot. Free WiFi is available throughout the entire property. A wheelchair accessible room can be found at this property. Each room at this hotel is air-conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. There is a complimentary handy Smartphone and desk in all the rooms. Enjoy a cup of tea from your terrace or patio. Every room comes with a private bathroom with a bath and high-tech toilet, with slippers provided. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer. Yukata robes are also provided for the comfort of guests. A Japanese or Western-style breakfast featuring local specialities is available upon prior request. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. The property offers free soba noodle at night. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property and free luggage storage is available. Guests can work out free of charge at the hotel's fitness gym. Kenrokuen Garden is a 15-minute walk from UAN kanazawa, while Myoryuji - Ninja Temple is a 15-minute bus ride away from the property. The nearest Airport is Komatsu Airport, a 55-minute bus away.
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    • The Hotel Sanraku Kanazawa
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      Situated in Kanazawa, less than 1 km from Kanazawa Castle, The Hotel Sanraku Kanazawa features accommodation with a garden, private parking, a restaurant and a bar. With free WiFi, this 5-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. The property is non-smoking and is located 1.1 km from Kenrokuen Garden. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. The rooms are equipped with a kettle, while certain rooms are equipped with a balcony and others also boast garden views. At The Hotel Sanraku Kanazawa rooms come with bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Kanazawa Station, Ozaki Shrine and Kanazawa Phonograph Museum. The nearest airport is Komatsu Airport, 33 km from The Hotel Sanraku Kanazawa.
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