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Nomura Family Samurai House

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Address: 1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-221-3553
Description: 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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The samurai museum

While in the beautiful Nagamachi area, check out the awesome Samurai Museum. See authentic armor, swords and other samurai stuff. The layout of the house and garden are excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

While in the beautiful Nagamachi area, check out the awesome Samurai Museum. See authentic armor, swords and other samurai stuff. The layout of the house and garden are excellent examples of Edo era Japanese style. The entrance ticket is 500 yen and if you choose to have tea in the upper room, it is an extra 300 yen.

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Located in the "samurai" area of the old city, we spend 2-3 hours visiting a few sites here. This being a higher ranking samurai house compared with two lower ranking houses in the same neighborhood.

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We loved this house, especially the garden. It was raining when we visited and there are areas inside where you can just sit and enjoy the small but gorgeous garden, very atmospheric.

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Palembang, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I spent my holiday to Japan on October 2014 because I'm so curious about all Japanese historical, culture and everything include the Samurai, shogun, geisha, castle, Ninja so on...so when I visited the Samurai house (now call Samurai Residence) make me really happy...amazing..the house so steady..built by woods...around 400 years a go? can you imagine that it's still so steady... More 

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hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Both inside the house and viewing the gardens provide a different view of old Japan than is seen in many of the smaller, more middle class samurai houses.

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Chengdu, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This was an interesting and beautiful home that will give you a sense of history and perspective regarding samurai life. Even the neighborhood is interesting because many old homes are preserved. In contrast (and very close to the Nomura Home) is the Ashigaru home. He was a common foot soldier. You can compare and contrast the two lifestyles.

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Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

It is a beautiful garden and house but not much more than that - we had hoped for more samurai memorabilia / armour / weapons - really just a house

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Clayton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

With plenty of time to spare and little else to see or do this may be worth a visit. It provides an insight to how samurai lived back during the Edo period (ending in1868). It is a traditional Japanese home with a drawing room with shoji screens and redwood trim. It also has a small garden with a little stream,... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is worth seeing just for the absolutely exquisite garden. The artefact room is quite interesting as well, with a handful of Edo period Takama and short swords.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited as part of a tour to the old Samurai area of Kanazawa. The beautiful garden and tea ceremony room give a cultural perspective to a way of life. The house is well preserved but has little English information. Worth a short visit, but most interesting was roaming the streets in the old quarter.

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