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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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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
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.
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,
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 check on google maps
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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
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 of the visit by knowing a little bit in advance, English material is minimal.