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Nomura Family Samurai House

1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-221-3553
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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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This house was at the end of a very long and wonderful day. We got there too late to go in. Even so, just looking through windows, into the garden, and around the area was interesting. It would be interesting to compare the samurai house...More

Thank SLRS5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to see. The 2 letters on display are well worth reading. We had a nice green tea in the cafe outside but we would have done better getting tea in the tea house/room inside the Nomura House. Not much room inside so suggest you...More

Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very nice small Samurai house - a step back in history. Not so easy to find, hidden in a residential area. It does not take long to visit - but is very worthwhile

Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good visit. The house is reasonably compact with some interesting art work and the usual sliding doors and mat floors. The garden is very compact but a real delight with water features, fish and lovely old trees. If you only have time...More

Thank RodgerH74
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Former samurai house overlooking gorgeous garden attached. The house has interesting exhibits as well, one to mention- dark cage to keep birds to make them sing, but what we liked the most was the inner garden. So skillfully laid out, waterfall, winding stream, stones, bridge,...More

Thank endis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a samurai house and there is an entrance fee which I can't remember. It featured the living area of a samurai. I feel one may skip this if you have no time or unless you are a die hard fan of samurai.

Thank SoHengHeng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you miss the tourist buses, it’s a real taste of how you imagine an early Edo-period Samurai Home & Garden to be. Beautiful and very peaceful ...

Thank kaspaul
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting to get a sense of how the elite lived. The garden is just lovely - I could sit all day looking out onto its tranquillity - but tours don't work like that!

Thank marg155
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Found it fairly easily,and once youve paid and shoes are off,you are greeted with an old Samuri suit. The house is nice and cosy with small garden and pond. Tea service is extra and whatever you do,dont ignore the signs re the garden,you will get...More

Thank Andy S
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

One of the best houses I visited in Japan. The craftsmanship of all the features and the quaintness of the gardens added to it's charm. The artifacts were exquisite. I asked how much they charge in rent! A must see.

Thank Greg H
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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
19 June 2016|
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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