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Address: 1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 76-221-3553
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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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A taste of history and Japanese lifestyle

The restored home preserves the Japanese reverence for beauty, design and nature. The garden and pond provides a beautiful, tranquil setting that is captivating.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Janice L
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Orinda, California

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Goa, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The house is well restored and beautifully kept and takes you back to a bygone era. There was actually Samurai stuff like swords and armour that we enjoyed looking at. The place was teeming with tourists, though, so that took a little away from appreciating the place, but there were explanations in English everywhere and the garden and the pond... More 

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restored home preserves the Japanese reverence for beauty, design and nature. The garden and pond provides a beautiful, tranquil setting that is captivating.

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Thank Janice L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real samurai stuff, antique letters and a lot of fun stuff. Just go there if you want to see a real samurai armor.

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Callanish, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nomura family held executive posts under the rule of the Maeda family. The house has a coffered ceiling made from Japanese cypress and the fusuma-e (paintings on sliding-door panels), The garden has a Japanese bayberry over 400 years old. There is a parking area outside and easy access to it from the main road. A guided floor plan takes... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just another wooden traditional Japanese home. Very touristy with big groups and bus loads of tourists. More like a museum with a lovely back yard garden. There's a fee to enter.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This old Samurai home and garden is beautiful and really gives a sense of life in this bygone era. Very peaceful garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the house and the area in which it is situated. Not many of the samurai houses still standing, so this was a must. While there were many people visiting, the house was still quiet and pleasant.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house essentially an assemblage of samurai era artifacts, rather than a preserved collection from one household. However, the artifacts and explanations in English are good.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

full of historic nostalgia for years gone by, when killing for your master is rewarded handsomely. Imagine?

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The Nomura Samurai house is within the residential part of Kanazawa, from Kanazawa station at the information stands/booth you can buy a bus pass (there's 2 types of bus pass, if you know your itinerary in Kanazawa then you can choose the one that fits better with your route of visit) that will allow you to take the buses all... More 

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