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Ishikawa-mon Gate, Kanazawa Castle

Symbolizing the castle town of Kanazawa, this impressive structure stands to the east of the remnants of Kanazawa Castle facing Kenrokuen Garden. The Gate has the stonewall amidst the rich natural greenery evokes the grandeur of the region's ancient prosperous days, and the night time illumination lends a sense of fantasy to the area. The Gate was built as a "Masugata-mon", where the entrance is an iron gate and the inner walls were built with stones, along with constructions such as the 2-story Hishi Yagura and Tamon for weapon storage. During the early stage of Meiji Period, most constructions inside the castle were destroyed by fire and only the Ishikawa-mon Gate was left. In September 2001 (Heisei 13), historical wooden structures such as the Hishi Yagura and the Hashizumemon Tsuzuki Yagura were restored and the area was renovated to become a castle park.


1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa-shi






Illumination Hours: 18:00-22:00


Right next to Kenrokuen-shita Bus Stop



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