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Address: Wakamatsumachi, Kanazawa 920-1165, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Lovely hike

We accessed the Utatsuyama from the Higashi-chaya district. There are several ways (and lots of steps) to reach the shrines on the apex on which one is rewarded with a panoramic... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2016
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the famous (and heavily visited) Higashi Chaya district, it is not too far of a walk up the hills to a series of parks and pathways with some nice surprises, hidden shrines and great views. You can walk down a pathway on the south side, through some interesting neighborhoods, and end up at the famous garden. Well worth the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We accessed the Utatsuyama from the Higashi-chaya district. There are several ways (and lots of steps) to reach the shrines on the apex on which one is rewarded with a panoramic view of the city down below. There are lovely coves for those requiring pitstops, and charming bridges and red gates (tori). Our walk took place during late-Fall when the... More 

Thank YubaPrincess
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Reviewed 13 March 2016

We walked up into the Utatsuyama area from Higashi Chaya and we are glad we did. It was very quiet and there is an observation area where you can see snow on the mountains. Our only issue was that we didn't have a very good map so couldn't find another way down - we came back the way we walked... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Mt. Utatsu, or "Utatsuyama", is rumoured to be the highest point in Kanazawa. Apparently, no buildings are allowed to be built taller than Utatsuyama, but I was never able to confirm this (not that Kanazawa has many high-rises). I used to live near here and it was my favourite area to get away from the "city". It's not very well... More 

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