This castle is in the center of Kanazawa. In its heyday it was was an imposing fortress on top of a hill from which controlled all the kanazawa feud. Unfortunately, it burned almost completely to the ground in the late 19th century. It was partially restored in 1998. The "Ishikawa Gate" is the only construction of the original building remains. The restoration is all that can be seen today, and is only on one of the wings of the castle shaped like an elongated pavilion. Inside is a museum in where they explain the history of the castle and the different construction techniques.