The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Oyama Jinja (Oyama Shrine)

  • 11–1 Oyama-cho Map It
  • Kanazawa
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

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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.

Sight Information


11–1 Oyama-cho, Kanazawa, Ishikawa-ken, 920-0918, Japan

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  • Free

Published 12/10/2015


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