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Nomura Family Samurai House

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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
+81 76-221-3553
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The house is amazing. Spaces are Rectilinear yet the flow is amazing and complex with main and side corridors, main and sub spaces, big garden and small courtyard all flowing into and out of each other. At the end of the house is a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth visiting to get a feel of old Japan and experience the garden. No guides but signs in English tell you all you need to know.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SamSegar
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunatly we struck a rainy day but that probably made the beautiful garden sparkle. It was interesting to see how wealthy families lived & some of their belongings. It was fairly busy & crowded but still worth seeing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Noel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small museum/samurai house. The gardens are gorgeous. The place is serene and well kept. There is a small display of armor and letters from the era. If you're in the samurai district, I recommend you stop by,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KellyS197
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautifully constructed house, with every nail kept out of sight and a number of painted or engraved grand landscapes including the famed 'figure of tortoises.' Worth visiting for the garden alone. Also check out the letters sent to Samurai, thanking them for their bravery...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChloeC323
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are at all interested in Japanese history ( and you should be) then you should visit this town and this part of town! It is an amazingly authentic part of the city, and a beautiful garden. Truly historic And the area nearby has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kazm0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the houses of the highly respected samurai are preserved and open to a visit. In itself not spectacular but interesting and worth having a look. It gives you an idea of how the wealthy people lived and the gardens are very pretty.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DickZe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is one of the very few houses of Samurai family you can actually enter and experience inside. I have been there many times and always enjoy a short break to relax in garden. You should try as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GMTravelJapan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This house is smaller than the original as it was sold off by the Nomura family to a merchant. You are greeted by a full samurai armour as you enter. There are various tatami rooms and beautiful screen paintings on the sliding doors ( protected...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SGC60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the many small palaces in the posh district. Well kept and a popular visit. Every corner is a delightful view. A pity the georgeous chinese style garden is a "Look but no walk". Keeps some family memorabilia. If you have time you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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