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Ashigaru Museum

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Definitely Worth Seeing

I walked around the Nagamachi (samurai) district and found three other houses that were open to the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Interesting samurai houses

An interesting couple of houses. One of them was occupied until 1990 which shows that the houses... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2016
Chris C
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Nov 26, 2018
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1-9-3 Nagamachi, Kanazawa 920-0865, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I walked around the Nagamachi (samurai) district and found three other houses that were open to the public free of charge which I enjoyed much more than the Nomura Samurai house. One of them was the Ashigura Museum which is two separate homes of foot...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank vickiebypass
Reviewed November 26, 2018

There are two houses and one is better (the one on your right!). It is good to see since after seeing wealthy Samurai house it helps you to understand differences in Samurai's world.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed June 29, 2017 via mobile

This free of charge museum taught us about life of Ashigaru, meaning foot-soldiers and the lowest rank samurai. You understand their living life. There are high and mid rank of residents around there. It is very interesting study making comparison between it.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 310satoryo
Reviewed March 1, 2016

An original Samurai house - lodgings for a soldier - among some gardens. It is small, but free to enter and very interesting inside. You can get some idea of how they lived. Worth finding if you are in the area since it is free...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank KlapauciusJapan
Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

An interesting couple of houses. One of them was occupied until 1990 which shows that the houses are basically good. What was interesting is that too my mind samurai were rich, bit the houses showed that the lower samurai loved a modest life.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed January 3, 2016

like most of Japan not much is in English, so thank good ness for GPS, once we found this area there was some in English which to explain things but not a lot, which is a shame. The houses are all open and free and...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank handbagtraveller
Reviewed November 15, 2015

A small museum detailing the typical home of a lower ranking samurai in the old days. You'll need to remove your shoes to enter. I went with a guide and he helped to explain the different items on display and what they were used for....More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank AccidentalTourist69
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We'd visited the Last Samuri's house just up the road and enjoyed the short walk along the canal to these houses. They appeared far more welcoming than the Samuri's House and it was fascinating to make the contrast. Look out for a small garden on...More

1  Thank Danielle E
Reviewed September 23, 2013

If you happen to be in the Nagamachi samurai district and have time to spare, it's interesting to see these little houses which the lowest rank soldiers lived. There was this caretaker/manager who speaks very good English and gave me more information on where the...More

Date of experience: July 2013
2  Thank MarkKwok
Reviewed May 14, 2013

My wife is descended by marriage on her father's side of the family from a very low ranked samurai who worked for the minor daimyo at Gifu. These two buildings were absolutely fascinating to her as they show the type of residence which the low...More

Date of experience: October 2012
8  Thank Ted C
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