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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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New Delhi, India
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Its unexpectedly nice and quaint. The back garden is really nice and has all the elements. it does give you a glimpse into the life of a rich samurai

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Phoenix, Arizona
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

However, it was interesting & worth seeing. IT is important to learn about culture traditions & to respect them. This is an opportunity for a glimpse into the past.

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Tokyo, Japan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
27 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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334 reviews 334 reviews
152 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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