Japan OAT Trip, Nov 2014. Kanazawa. Oyama Jinja Shrine. The shrine was constructed in 1599 on Mount Utatsu. It was later moved to its present location. It is known for its unusual gate, which was designed by a Dutch architect, using elements of European and Asian religious themes. While the first story displays a mixture of Japanese and Chinese influence, the upper stories once served as a lighthouse and feature a Dutch style, stained glass window. This was just a short 5 minute walk from our hotel.