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“samurai houses”(19 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 3 days ago

This area is worth a visit but will not take long.It is convenient to the hop on and off bus which is the best way to get around and see most of the sights

Thank Farrercove
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was enjoyable walking in this area. It is hard to believe it is a part of a living city were the locals live and work rather than just a tourist destination.

Thank cherylfwoodward
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nagamachi is, if nothing else, a fascinating study on how Japan blends its past and present seamlessly. Walk one or two side streets from the main shopping district and you suddenly find yourself in a quiet, secluded, neighborhood. Each street lined with tall stone walls,...More

Thank DeeTheWanderer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying very close by so went one evening to eat as there are some interesting little restaurants here and then back in the morning to actually see the buildings properly. It’s a quiet area even with tourists and some shops which sell good...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It poured with rain all day when we were in Kanazawa but this District was so beautiful, even in these conditions. This is an area where real people live in sumptuous residences so it has a very lovely calm feel with its narrow paved streets,...More

Thank MadamJosephine
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of Beautiful ancient houses. Some of them are open houses that you can visit them but only till 17:00!

Thank orit100
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We walked a fair way to get there (because we didnt figure out the buses) and while it is a lovely street and very authentic we would not have missed seeing it.However I am only saying this as we had been to the Gion area...More

Thank Marisa C
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I loved this district, walking along the river to the different samurai houses, the houses improving commensurate with the stature of the samurai. Not crowded at all, it was really enjoyable and one of the foremost memories of Japan.

Thank Josi S
Reviewed 27 July 2018

This district is just fantastic!! You feel as though you are in 'old Japan'. Structures or shops and not forgetting the walkways or streets are just they way they were. You may find local brides and grooms dressed in their traditional garb taking photos here.

Thank norashikinbaharom
Reviewed 5 July 2018

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
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