The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights



Oyama Jinja (Oyama Shrine)

Oyama Jinja (Oyama Shrine) Review

Built in 1599, Oyama Jinja was dedicated to Lord Toshiie Maeda, the founder of the Maeda clan. The shrine's unusual three-story gate, Shin-mon, was completed in 1875. Previously located atop Mt. Utatsu, the square arch and its stained-glass windows were believed to once function as a lighthouse, guiding ships in from the Japan Sea to the Kanaiwa Port, 6 km (4 miles) northwest. You're free to walk around the shrine.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 11–1 Oyama-cho, Kanazawa, 920-0918 | Map It
  • Phone: 076/231–7210
  • Cost: Free
  • Location: Kanazawa
Updated: 09-20-2013

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