Oyama Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Kanazawa city,
and is located just to the west of Kanazawa Castle Park.
This shrine was built in 1873 to enshrine Toshiie Maeda (1539-1599, the
founder of Kaga Clan).
And in 1875, a unique main gate for this traditional Japanese Shinto shrine was built.
This gate was designed by Japanese carpenters in imitation of
western-style architectures which were increasing in Tokyo or Yokohama.
It has three stories, and looks a western-style building, a Chinese-style building and so on.
The third-story windows have some stained glasses.
And this gate has a lightning rod which was set up by a Dutch doctor, and it is said that the lightning rod is the oldest in Japan.
When this gate completed, it was unfavorably received.
But it has been designated as a national important cultural property in 1935.
Run the Hokuriku Expressway, and exit at Kanazawa Morimoto Exit. About 8 km from there, about 15 minutes.
Kanazawa Castle Park
Kaga Yuzen Center
Kanazawa Noh Museum
Kaga onsen resorts