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Nomura Family Samurai House

1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-221-3553
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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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“koi pond” (5 reviews)
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1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-221-3553
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"beautiful garden"
in 30 reviews
"shoji screens"
in 3 reviews
"koi pond"
in 5 reviews
"tea ceremony room"
in 3 reviews
"middle class"
in 3 reviews
"tea service"
in 3 reviews
"tatami mats"
in 5 reviews
"nice visit"
in 3 reviews
"pretty garden"
in 6 reviews
"japanese architecture"
in 6 reviews
"stone lanterns"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 12 reviews
"matcha tea"
in 3 reviews
"edo period"
in 7 reviews
"second floor"
in 5 reviews
"small area"
in 4 reviews
"on display"
in 6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is located in the Samurai residential district of Kanazawa, and has been well preserved. This house is a beautiful example of the original architecture of the area, and is in good condition. All around, most of The neighbourhood houses are now gone, except for...More

Thank Graham H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a rebuilt house in the Samurai style. Interesting to walk through but not overly impressive. The garden inside the house is very nice and has a Japanese bayberry that is 400 years old. The nicest thing was to be able to stand in...More

Thank igolfCA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see in the area. The nice lady in the tea house part let me go in and look at the garden from there without having to pay/have tea.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very popular place visited not only by tourists but also Japanese people. It shows how the rich lived in the past and although the rooms are empty there are many of them with a lovely Japanese garden. Well worth a visit

Thank jackie_rogers59
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The things one can do in small places, the garden is amazing and very contemplative. This is a step back in time to when the Samurai reined. The rooms give a look back to a past experienced in Japan's cultural history.

Thank Margaret C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great example of a well preserved Samurai house with a lovely Japanese garden. I spent 2 weeks in Japan and can't think of anywhere else in my travels that such a well preserved house was open to the public. Really nice handicraft...More

Thank M R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After seeing a few , one gets enough of samurai houses and attractions. Seen some in tanakawa , well it's almost everywhere in Japan.

Thank Swan L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful garden, perfect harmony of textures, colours and materials. It is worth to sit a while at the pond of the house and admire the plants and the fishes.

Thank Gabi N
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

This could have been any kind of traditional Japanese home, other than a couple of small swords there isn't much to tie it to samurai history, and there's very little information available as you explore. It's mostly empty rooms with tatami mats and in some...More

Thank Cat A
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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

It was a beautiful house but not much to see or do (and to write) here. You can have a tea upstairs with a little more fee. But it was still interesting to know the clan's history. They preserve the scrolls from the old times....More

Thank astriditas
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Anne R
January 30, 2017|
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Response from Jogi85 | Reviewed this property |
They have this tourist bus which circles the city in both directions, which was convenient. From the bus stop it is a short walk. I would thus not recommend to walk - I think it is quite far at least it felt like it but... More
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June 18, 2016|
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Response from Sydney-TD | Reviewed this property |
I think the entrance fee was roughly 600 yens. On the day that we visited, it was not too busy, but holiday seasons and like would gather bigger crowds. Don't think you need to book at any point though. You'll get more out... More
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