Wander through the torii gates of the oldest shrine in Kanazawa City

What is Ishiura Shrine?

Ishiura Shrine is said to be the oldest shrine in Kanazawa, built over 1500 years ago. The vermillion torii gates make this a great place to take some photos during your travels in Japan as well. This Shinto Shrine is said to be a power spot for finding soulmates, and is famous among locals as well as Japanese tourists for their lucky amulets, or omamori, and ema plaques

Local Travel Tips

Although Ishiura Shrine’s beautiful traditional architecture can be enjoyed year round, we especially love the early summer season, as you can find hydrangea flowers blooming here. The vibrant greenery also makes the red of the torii gates stand out, making for an ethereal atmosphere when visiting.

Access to Ishiura Shrine

To access Ishiura Shrine, take the Kanazawa Look Bus (Right Look) to ‘Hirosaka/21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art’ Bus Stop. Nearby you can find the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Castle, as well as world famous Kenrokuen Garden.

 Ishiura Shrine
Address3-1-30 Hondamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0964
Google Maphttps://goo.gl/maps/cautSj4LMSLUQcSY9
December 31st~January 1st: open until 23:00

Where to Stay

For easy access to Oyama Shrine and the rest of Kanazawa City, we recommend staying at an accommodation in the heart of Kanazawa!


To truly experience the city of Kanazawa, we recommend staying at a traditional Japanese holiday house, or machiya.  With locations throughout Kanazawa City, you can choose the machiya house that best fits your travel needs. Each machiya accommodation has been carefully renovated to maintain the traditional design, while updated for modern comfort.


A fresh take on traditional and contemporary design, this accommodation has something for everyone.  Each stylish suite has a piece of Kanazawa history, and the tea lounge located on the first floor is perfect for relaxing after a long day of sightseeing. Located in a traditional teahouse district, SAIK offers the perfect starting point to discover the dynamic seaside city of Kanazawa.

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