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Nomura Family Samurai House

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Address: 1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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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Amazing garden and interesting house

This is a reconstruction but that doesn't diminish from the experience and the garden in the interior (which is original) is utterly stunning with a 400 year old tree in it. Well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautifully kept Samurai house, complete with suit of Samurai armour and a few other interesting artefacts. The highlight for us was the beautiful garden and you can sit outside, weather permitting, and contemplate the trees and plants which are so carefully tended. For 300 yen you can also have a cup of green tea made for you in the Tea... More 

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Thank geoff m
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quite expensive for what it is. It is maybe a 15 minute tour that cost 550 yen. The garden inside is nice and the house has some interesting fittings

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Thank Chris C
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This well preserved former residence houses a spectacular garden and some interesting artefacts. There is an admission fee but I thought it was a worthwhile expenditure. The house is beautifully presented. It also apparently house a restaurant that had two Michelin stars.

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Thank Tim_Wi
kazakhstan
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It's a nice house, unfortunately it closes quite early. And right next to it there's a very nice cafe/confectionary, be sure to dine there at one of the tables overlooking the garden.

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Thank aizhan
Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

One of the few samurai houses you can enter. Cost was a bit high. They have multiple rooms inside along with a garden that you can tour I think most of it was rebuilt but not bad for a quick stop. Go if you happen to be in the area but no need to make a specific trek to this... More 

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Thank Eddy L
Melbourne, Australia
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a reconstruction but that doesn't diminish from the experience and the garden in the interior (which is original) is utterly stunning with a 400 year old tree in it. Well worth a visit as is the surrounding district with it's mud walls and canal.

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Los Angeles, California
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99 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Being one of the only places that open to public for viewing in the samurai district, this is certainly fun. Although I am not sure it's worry the entrance fee of 550.

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Thank Madeleineshi
Singapore, Singapore
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124 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Beautiful historic house owned by a powerful Samurai. It has plenty of character and the gardens within are simply beautiful. A must see if you are in the area.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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348 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

located in the old Samurai quarter, entrance is 550 yen pp. Numerous rooms, plus an intimate inner private garden that's not visible from the road. Has a few memorabillia. Lots of different rooms with shoji screens and tatami mats. It's very popular with the tour groups so try and avoid spening time there when they arrive as it spoils the... More 

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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This traditional house is easy to walk to from the main part of town. It gives a chance to see the life behind the wall and to view an old traditional garden.

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