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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 5 days ago via mobile

Charming house, with interesting collection of artefacts with English labels, two of which were thank you letters to armed fighters from the leaders. Quite interesting very traditional house with matting and screens and top quality wall painting by a fine artist. Garden was perfect. A...More

Thank jane a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Has a wonderful feel of stepping back in time. The garden was unexpected and amazing. Wish I had made time to enjoy the tea room. The area around the house is lovely to wander too.

Thank Marisa C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Original Japanese/Samurai house. Worth the visit. The house us not so large. There is a nice courtyard garden.

Thank RieksLok
Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is pretty, but it's a hefty entrance fee to pay when there are very limited English signs. I heard later that there is another samurai house closeby for free. Do your research and see if you can find that one. I enjoyed my...More

Thank WorkToTravel123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the original house is no longer here, a feeling for earlier times is easy to imagine. It is the garden that makes this house stand out. So much beauty and form in a small space, the garden is viewed from a number of rooms.

Thank Jackie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few Samurai houses still left in this area. The place was restored around the original garden that contains a 400 year old tree. It’s like a museum place and shows how the Samurai lived in this place.

Thank Yves D
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Well worth the entry fee just for the tiny, but entrancing garden. Not much else to see, especially if you have already seen a few other tatami matted rooms elsewhere. Despite this, and even with a steady line of gawking tourists (of which I am...More

Thank WatashiwaMnM
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Probably not used as a house but more as a museum. Ample interesting exhibits and a nice garden. Worth the time and entrance fee.

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Worth a visit, despite the fact that these places - no matter if they are the governor house, a geisha house, etc - look all pretty much a variation on the same theme. This one has a very nice, over-stuffed garden, with the opportunity to...More

Thank Goldbaer62
Reviewed 12 August 2018

One of the better villa/houses we saw throughout Japan. Being a tourist means hours of walking withough refreshment and the tea ceremony was most welcome. I enjoyed this.

Thank Josi S
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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