Nomura Family Samurai House

Nomura Family Samurai House

Nomura Family Samurai House
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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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  • Luv2TravelFarNWide
    Atenas, Costa Rica1,348 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautifully restored example
    This beautiful old villa, which belonged to the Nomura samurai family, has been carefully restored providing a great way to picture how the samurais lived during the Edo period. The garden (with koi) and tea house, as well as traditional samurai armor made it come alive. Doesn't take long to actually walk through, but the garden / koi seem to make it necessary to sit and contemplate awhile. A lovely stop.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Julie S
    344 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting Japanese house.
    A lovely place to visit. It's a reasonably small building with some artefacts of the family who lived here in the rooms and a beautiful garden with koi in the pond. We had a tour guide with us so she was able to explain some of the history of the house and the Samurai district
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 14 May 2024
  • Tilt-scale-gyro
    Pitmedden, United Kingdom444 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The way it was
    This was not a very big dwelling house and there is not a great deal to see. As usual in many such places, including castles and shrines you’ll need to make sure your socks have no holes in them to avoid embarrassment. The garden was compact and bijou but tranquil, well laid out and a pond with koi.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 June 2024
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Tilt-scale-gyro
Pitmedden, UK444 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This was not a very big dwelling house and there is not a great deal to see. As usual in many such places, including castles and shrines you’ll need to make sure your socks have no holes in them to avoid embarrassment. The garden was compact and bijou but tranquil, well laid out and a pond with koi.
Written 14 June 2024
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Julie S
mossley344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A lovely place to visit. It's a reasonably small building with some artefacts of the family who lived here in the rooms and a beautiful garden with koi in the pond. We had a tour guide with us so she was able to explain some of the history of the house and the Samurai district
Written 14 May 2024
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RL
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Tiny but gives a really good taste of samurai life and history. The garden is beautiful to sit in for a few minutes. Definitely have for the part of your trip when visiting the samurai district.
Written 15 April 2024
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Jonathon H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Stood for 15 minutes in the queue and when we finally got to the front we were told that a big group had arrived so we would have to wait another 30 minutes. Not possible with young children.

Very poor way to treat people and this could have been communicated before wasting 15 minutes of our time queuing.
Written 1 April 2024
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cl1811
United Kingdom309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The house is located in the lovely historic samurai district. Well worth a visit. Lovely garden and koi pond. It's not huge, but very lovely.
Written 28 March 2024
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Considered Review
Norwich, UK1,214 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Lovely enclosed gardens and water features viewable from wooden decking in this typical ancient Japanese dwelling. Very interesting.
Written 28 February 2024
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Andy F
Devizes, UK1,252 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
This place is/ was a private house of a samurai warrior. It's very plain and simple, and there's not a lot to see to be honest. Couple of expensive sweet shops outside.
Written 1 October 2023
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Luv2TravelFarNWide
Atenas, Costa Rica1,348 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This beautiful old villa, which belonged to the Nomura samurai family, has been carefully restored providing a great way to picture how the samurais lived during the Edo period. The garden (with koi) and tea house, as well as traditional samurai armor made it come alive.

Doesn't take long to actually walk through, but the garden / koi seem to make it necessary to sit and contemplate awhile. A lovely stop.
Written 16 September 2023
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Vivian S
Canberra, Australia42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The Samurai Museum was an unexpected delight. My partner was interested in the history of the warriors and I was charmed by the building and customs. The absolute jewel was the garden, which can be appreciated from many aspects.
Written 6 September 2023
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HapkidoGoldCoast
Gold Coast, Australia82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed our time here.. lot of history and was such a tranquil place..set aside an hour and make the trip here.. Samurai museum is 1 min up the road..
Written 18 May 2023
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