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Nomura Family Samurai House

1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-221-3553
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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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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-221-3553

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is what is left of the house of Nomura family which used to be very influent in this area. It is still possibile to see the cypress wood ceilings, the way the rooms are separated by light walls and the house garden with his...More

Thank zozopy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The garden might be small, but it is gorgeous. The house interior is also very rich. Try to avoid peak periods, as the entire place is not so large.

Thank slipkangourou
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent garden and building, it's good for an hour or 2 and if its quiet a great place to meditate by the garden. When raining, it can be very compelling to just sit and listen.

Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The interior is interesting, but the garden is stunning. This place is definitely worth a visit, in and out.

Thank lespes
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Worth visiting. A chance to see the traditional way the samurai lived. I would have been happy living here. Has a lovely garden and quite a few rooms.

Thank Weetbix7
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It’s a small samurai house with a beautiful compact landscaped garden. If history and gardens are your interests then you must go. Tatami mats, alcoves, calligraphy scrolls, the view to the garden – a nice slice into homes of the Japanese samurai in the past.

Thank Chetna1973
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Japanese garden is just stunning, the view from the top is nice (but careful with your head because door hight is minimal) and you can see an armour, letters, coins & swords. Worth a visit but be aware that this place is tiny, you...More

Thank AlexiaPR
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

We were pretty excited to go to a samurai house but were left quite disappointed. It is pretty simple when you go in side not many artefacts I think there was one sword. The garden was beautiful and it was nice to see one of...More

1  Thank MnMDK
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The samurai house was very interesting-- they lived very well. Beautiful garden and fascinating array of artifacts. Certainly no place like my home!

Thank 55Mako75
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Nomura Family Samurai House on a quiet Friday morning. The small garden is the highlight and the tranquil setting encourages reflection and peaceful contemplation. The house itself is a beautiful example of Japanese architecture with impressive woodwork featuring careful...More

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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
19 June 2016|
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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