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Nomura Family Samurai House

1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
+81 76-221-3553
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Ranked #6 of 67 Attractions in Kanazawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: Step inside this traditional Japanese home, complete with tea-ceremony room, a small, enchanting garden, artifacts from the Edo period and personal... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Hasselt, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went to visit this place for its samurai history, but we were really amazed by the beautiful garden of this house.

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Ridgefield, CT
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

In olden times the Samurai were well respected warriors and had lovely formal houses. Touring this house and its' gardens, what has been preserved, was very interesting. There are sliding paper doors, windows that overlook a garden pond.(This garden is considered one of the most typical works of the Kobori Enshu style gardens). The workmanship is lovely. Cyprus wood, elaborate... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

A good opportunity to see a Samurai house with a nice garden. It gives you some insight as to the wealth of this class of people. However, it is one house with barely any information. There is a video playing in the entrance in Japanese so if you can understand Japanese you may gain some more knowledge. I would have... More

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Northern Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This samurai house is a pristine example of a house of a high ranking samurai. Every room opens on some type of a Japanese garden. Some gardens are quite tiny, but still are lovely and bring a feeling of peace into the house. Many of us could be inspired by the amazing use of space and nature. The simplicity reminded... More

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Aberdeen, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This house is definitely worth a visit, lovely rooms and gardens and a small but interesting collection of swords, documents etc.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We enjoyed this house because it gave us a feel for what life in the samurai class would have been like. The house itself is quite small with a magnificent garden at the rear.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

My husband and I liked the whole samurai district, including the samurai house. It is not very big, but there is a nice set of samurai armor and katanas. The garden is also very lovely.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is a small but beautiful site to visit. The magnificent garden is worth the visit alone, and the beautiful silk screens. I had the misfortune of a camera left in a taxi on our way here - there were SO many taxi companies I was told 'bad luck', but one of the delightful ladies here at Nomura ke helped... More

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Bern
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I just love the Japanese architecture of old houses and visiting this Samurai House was a treat. The vies form the rooms into the garden are absolutely spectacular. And after having been at Kenroku-en with all the many people it was nice to come to this quiet place. Of course I could not stop taking pictures. It's only a short... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The gardens were beautiful. Lots of interesting samurai artifacts. Great collection Well worth a look

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