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Nomura Family Samurai House

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Address: 1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 76-221-3553

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 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 4 weeks ago
Paris, France

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

one of the best place i saw in japan. the architecture of the house with its garden is really amazing. you can understand by one look that when they create this house it is really an art. never missed this place when you go to kanazawa

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The houve is absolutely charming, super well mantained, very traditional and with the most beautiful garden we have ever seen. It is really worth a visit.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent property in a neighborhood worth visiting on its own. Nicely laid out house with quality furnishings and an excellent garden integrated into the design of the house and property. There is a tea house on the property as well.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic Japanese style home with a tiny perfect garden is a must. The main rooms surround the garden with a small deck. And unlike many Japanese homes, there is an upstairs also overlooking the garden. One room has a bit of a museum worth looking at, particularly the translations of old scrolls sent to the Nomura Family after battles!... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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..

Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

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 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

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 

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