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Nomura Family Samurai House

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Address: 1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Step inside this traditional Japanese home, complete with tea-ceremony...

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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Beautiful garden!

I was under the impression that there would be more information about the samurai, but there was a beautiful garden here that made the trip worthwhile! I could sit there for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Nagano, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The most nicely preserves Samurai hose in Kanazawa. Beautiful garden in a beautiful neighborhood of the Samurai

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Bodø, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was under the impression that there would be more information about the samurai, but there was a beautiful garden here that made the trip worthwhile! I could sit there for hours, given the opportunity! The rest of the exhibit was interesting, but a bit small.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brilliant piece of history to visit. The museum has artefacts including very old Japanese coins. The garden especially is so peaceful and tranquil to sit and look at. Be sure to see the water drainage system hanging from the roof, so unusual. When you go up the stone steps at the top is a door you can... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The architecture, furnishing and finishes were from another era and gave visitors a sense of what it was like in the days of the samurais. Mini museum with artifacts, pictures and weapons and hidden tea room upstairs via a semi-concealed stairway. The garden with small ponds and bonsai like trees was absolutely beautiful. I'm sure photo buffs can take a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Noumea family house is Samurai residence in Nagamachi Buke yashiki District. This is typical Japanese Samurai house. You can feel culture.

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sydney australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The garden here is so beautiful. There is a bench where you can sit and just drink it in. To create such perfection is such a small area, is inspirational. Yes, it is just a small "back yard" but you cannot help but be overwhelmed with the beauty of it.

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Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Nomura estate is small house but big museum. You will see how people lived a century and five centuries ago. All was eco: wooden architecture, clean rooms, garden, water and all kinds of smart combinations. Only problem are too many visitors. Try to come early to enjoy in solitude of garden.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

It was interesting to visit a samurai house and to learn about how a samurai lived and the culture of the times. I really had no idea about them before I went. The home was restored a few years ago and really represents what I was told was reality.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The House is located in the Nagamachi District and is worth a visit for the courtyard garden alone. Once you're finished, be sure to wander around the Nagamachi area - it's quite charming.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Small though this house may be it really packs a punch with superb screens, a fine tiny garden that is made to appear much larger, and many delicate touches in the Japanese detailing. It is one of the most enjoyable visits in a visit to Kanazawa.

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