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“narrow streets”(11 reviews)
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Many samurai (Japanese warriors) used to live in this area, where remnants of that era, like several mansions, a canal and private gates, still remain.
Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-263-1951
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Interesting from an historical architectural perspective, viewed largely by walking the streets. A couple of buildings are open to the public for a fee. Certainly photogenic.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank 676SamB
Reviewed yesterday

This is an old area of Kanazawa with wooden geisha houses. It gives you a good insight into how Japan used to be hundreds of years ago and is worth a visit considering there are not many districts like this in some of the larger...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank B T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Such an authentic neighborhood. Real people, real homes, real flavor, real ambiance. This neighborhood has it all. Even a great souvenir shop.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lee K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to walk around, particularly during the cherry blossom season. Well preserved, and there are several small museums / houses - but not all that much to see when all said and done.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ECWorld
Reviewed 1 week ago

another charming area that is well preserved. a few winding lanes that again let you visualize what the old city looked like.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank hunglow
Reviewed 1 week ago

A picturesque & atmospheric little district. We really enjoyed wandering about imaging times gone by. We loved the short roofed earthen walls and small canals. There are a couple of things to visit, notably the Nomura house which was great, but the pleasure for us...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank JN65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm giving 2 stars because of the museum. It's only 300¥ entrance but all there is to see are two suits of armour. Not even any swords. What a total rip off, ruined the visit to this area. Had to post here as there is...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank P2598LTmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The district is the Samurai quarters. Unfortunately, there are not many leftover traces of the Samurai. One particular Samurai house we visited in the vicinity had hardly any items in it - you are looking at wide open spaces, a few swords and some nicely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank FrankNamibia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Samurai’s, shops, restaurants, and winding alleys! Quite the treat to explore and view the historic structures as well as investigate the shops, especially the pottery shops, in the Nagamachi District. Well worth several hours.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Cavydad
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful, historic old part of Kanazawa. Old buildings in perfect restored condition line the streets hosting restaurants, crafts, artists, and a variety of other local Kanazawa specialities. A great place to walk around and take in the sights and flavours.

Date of experience: March 2019
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