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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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Nice place to visit in an old neighborhood. Very well kept home with nice gardens. This is how the upper middle class lived. Loved the garden

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Nice place to visit in an old neighborhood. Very well kept home with nice gardens. This is how the upper middle class lived. Loved the garden

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

So good to see a simple old Japanese dwelling. Set in a pretty garden it gives helpful insight into how the lower ranks lived. After all the major castles and temples this is most refreshing

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The house is in the Nagamachi district. It gives you the feeling and understanding about how the Samurais used to live. The house is preserved well. Must see sight in Kanazawa

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Harlech
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This small family house is well worth visiting because it is so well preserved. It provides a real insight into the lifestyle of the well to do samurai. The garden is small but jewel-like and can be viewed from downstairs, as well as from an upper window (in a room where it's also possible to sit and enjoy matcha tea).... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Smaller places in Japan tend to be less crowded and more rewarding than big 'Top 3' shrines. This town is worth a visit because it evokes a sense of what old Japan might have been like and best of all is this samurai house with its exquisite garden. An absolute joy.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

With original interior's of what life would have been like for the Samurai class. The garden is worth a mention as well, a small but rather compact one. Again would have liked more time but the weather was just awful.

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New Delhi, India
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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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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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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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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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