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Step inside this traditional Japanese home, complete with tea-ceremony room, a small, enchanting garden, artifacts from the Edo period and personal belongings of the Nomura family, who lived here for 10 generations.
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1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-221-3553
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I struggle with rating this place. First, the garden is absolutely beautiful. But it was absolutely crowded (off season) and the admission of 550 Yen is ridiculous for that small place. I stood at the entrance for a while and it was just hideous to...More

1  Thank TheWindWaker
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking down the narrow, high walled streets with canals running by and stepping into the samurai houses - we felt transported back in time. Not all artefacts or information signs are in English which was disappointing as it would have been fascinating.

Thank swexplorers2018
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not just one house but plenty to see in the whole area, lots of houses and streets to explore and not far off the main road.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was larger than I thought with several rooms to explore plus the koi ponds and lovely Japanese garden surrounding it.

Thank Sus C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only one preserved open samurai house in Kanazawa area. This is built in 17th century. Nagamachi district is called samurai town. Nomura family made much money by cargo ships that sailed the Sea of Japan during samurai era period. This house has a lots of...More

1  Thank shopping74
Reviewed 1 week ago

The garden is beautiful and worth sitting and enjoying for a little while. The rest of the house is interesting to explore too

Thank schweiz2816
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a short stay in Kanazawa when traveling to Osaka from Tokyo on the bullet train. Nomura Samurai House was the choice we made to fill in the time. How fortunate we were to have seen this absolutely beautiful house. The house is restored...More

Thank RhellieKeith
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good to visit to experience the rich culture, history and architecture. The significance of the different rooms. With the garden, one can see how the rich appreciate the good life. Was impress with the Buddhist altar.

Thank Panda6551
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour group spent about half an hour touring this home. There is not much you can tell about a life from a bunch of empty rooms. The structure seemed sterile but the decorations were interesting. Getting to the second floor required a cumbersome side...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is located in the Samurai residential district of Kanazawa, and has been well preserved. This house is a beautiful example of the original architecture of the area, and is in good condition. All around, most of The neighbourhood houses are now gone, except for...More

Thank Graham H
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Anne R
31 January 2017|
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Response from Jogi85 | Reviewed this property |
They have this tourist bus which circles the city in both directions, which was convenient. From the bus stop it is a short walk. I would thus not recommend to walk - I think it is quite far at least it felt like it but... More
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Response from Sydney-TD | Reviewed this property |
I think the entrance fee was roughly 600 yens. On the day that we visited, it was not too busy, but holiday seasons and like would gather bigger crowds. Don't think you need to book at any point though. You'll get more out... More
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