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Kanazawa Castle, Kanazawa

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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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  • Worth a visit! Heavily fortified and yet, attractive to behold. Maybe not in centuries gone by! Moats surrounding the structures are occupied by fish, ducks and the odd turtle. Quiet and peaceful... 
    Worth a visit! Heavily fortified and yet, attractive to behold. Maybe not in centuries gone by! Moats surrounding the structures are occupied by fish, ducks and the odd turtle. Quiet and peaceful...  more »
  • Besides the gardens, I would say Kanazawa Castle is the second most popular attraction here. The castle grounds are huge and deserve a few hours of exploring. There is some excavations going on which....  more
    Besides the gardens, I would say Kanazawa Castle is the second most popular attraction here. The castle grounds are huge and deserve a few hours of exploring. There is some excavations going on which....  more »
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  • Visited on snowy days. The castle was beautifully illuminated and decorated at night. You can enjoy watching 7 minute light up ceremony every 10 minutes after 7pm!
  • Went on a snowy afternoon. The fields were covered in white, it looked good. Nothing special but then we went again in the evening and they had a light up show. It was beautiful ♥️

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