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“samurai houses”(18 reviews)
“narrow streets”(11 reviews)
“memorial hall”(3 reviews)
Many samurai (Japanese warriors) used to live in this area, where remnants of that era, like several mansions, a canal and private gates, still remain.
Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Nomura House was home to a merchant family but it closely resembles a Samurai home. The garden, though small, is a wonderful example of traditional Japanese gardens.

Thank leafpeeperbristol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to quickly walkthrough. Can visit the whole area in 15min, 30 min if you check out both small gardens and 1 souvenir shop (which is very expensive). Walls are nice compared to kyote which looks newer compared to this. Include it in your castle...More

Thank jeroenvandervelden
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Narrow lanes snaking around fantastic, well-preserved houses. Suggest a start outside Godburger on the Northern stream/canal (?). Wander westwards towards the other stream and try to find Casa Nomura. Then head down for the crafts on display, especially upstairs, at Shinise Memorial Hall/Museum.

Thank Honestcouple
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Interesting doors but as you can't see inside (private residences) in the end it's just a long street with quaint-looking facades. Not bad, not great.

Thank Indigo_Scott
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Small area, close to the shopping part of town, easily visited in a short time offering you a flavour of what this town looked like once with plenty of opportunities nearby to have dinner.

Thank SilviaVdB
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This area is a great area for a stoll. Great history, a museum and fantastic pottery. Take your time, you will get some great photos and it's less than 20 minutes from Kanazawa station

1  Thank peterdeane47
Reviewed 25 April 2018

This is a busy area of old buildings, lots of people -many in Kimonos, and some interesting shops. Interesting to see the old buildings used as shops and restaurants. The gold shop is for those with lots in their wallets!

1  Thank Richard C
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

enjoy the beautiful architecture and the small winding streets of this district filled with tea shops, restaurants and souvenir shops. very unique experience in Kanazawa. dont miss it!

1  Thank Denis S
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

If you are in Kanazawa you have to go to see this very small district. They are old samurai houses preserved and you can visit one.

Thank lazycrazytravellers
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is yet another area to show further history of japan through the preserved city of Kanazawa. Don't miss this if you like the feel of history.

Thank Warner L
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