We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Nomura Family Samurai House

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 76-221-3553
Website
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.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
$766*
and up
Private Kanazawa Custom One Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 345 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
GOOD LIFE

Nice house to imagine the samourai's life. Still some décorations and samourai's wear.Walk in this district ther are other samourai's house , shops and museum..

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
GABRIEL J
,
Paris, France

Similar Things to Do in Kanazawa

Add Photo Write a Review

345 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 113: English reviews
Paris, France
Level Contributor
129 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice house to imagine the samourai's life. Still some décorations and samourai's wear.Walk in this district ther are other samourai's house , shops and museum..

Helpful?
Thank GABRIEL J
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
791 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 680 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Nomura Samurai house in the Nagamachi area with a tour. Our guide was able to point out evidence of the way of life when this house was occupied. If we did not have a guide, we would have felt the house was not worth the price of admission. With a guide, it was reasonably interesting, but it was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Staidthere
Seattle, Washington
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely gardens with ponds and carp and interesting interior spaces. We especially enjoyed the samurai armour on display.

Helpful?
Thank Megan F
Knoxville, TN
Level Contributor
118 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this site on two different occasions and would gladly go a third or fourth. It is that special. If you get there with a large crowd it can be trying but just wait your turn at one of the indoor / outdoor thresholds to take in the perfect balance of architecture and landscape. As with many structure... More 

Helpful?
Thank Garry-Appleseed
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
96 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the house I've always wanted--compact but so well designed it seems spacious. Nearly every room opens to the immaculate garden that the home wraps around, bringing the outdoors into the design and making it part of the living space. I could move in tomorrow.

Helpful?
Thank Insouciant1
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love gardens and traditional Japanese homes with tatami, elevated wooden walks and beautiful, perfectly chosen stone steps. This is an exceptional example. Beautiful home from the inside and outside. Surprising Tea Room upstairs overlooking the amazing garden, and a fun little stairway of stone steps to get there. Spend some time sitting in the rooms, and reflecting and viewing... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank unsyncsteve
SGP
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There's a small fee to visit, but good to go if you wish to understand more of a typical "public" area of a samurai house.

Helpful?
1 Thank cowgraz
Hawick
Level Contributor
261 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

In a small area of Nagamachi, where you can stroll round and see the old Samurai warrior houses, well maintained and hiding their dark mysteries

Helpful?
1 Thank Douglas552
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Top notch, this is a stunning house, not flashy, just beautiful, and with some really nice detail work throughout. It's a popular place, but it did not feel overrun. This house should interest you whether you have an interest in samurai culture or not, just as a lovely example of Japanese architecture and interior design. What would be lacking is... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sydney-TD
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
90 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

It may because we visited so many houses, temples and pavilions during our trip to Japan that the Samurai House did not stand out. The Samurai house is very well maintained and the history is very interesting. The garden areas are very nice. A must stop - not sure

Helpful?
Thank Nicole P

Travelers who viewed Nomura Family Samurai House also viewed

Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
 
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
 

Been to Nomura Family Samurai House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Nomura Family Samurai House and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Nomura Family Samurai House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?