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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.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-221-3553

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is the residence of a prominent samurai family from Kanazawa still very well maintained. If you are like me, and have an interest in the samurai it's worth the visit. The house Itself is very cute and has a lovely garden with several water...More

Thank randon808
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice small house that was surprisingly interesting. The garden while beautiful is small and the whole tour will take less than 30 mins. Entrance was paid on arrival and your ticket was information about the place. Worth a visit if in the area.

Thank asilryan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Samurai District in Kanazawa is pleasant and has a genuine residential feel to it as most of the houses are homes with just the odd shop/museum thrown in. The Nomura house is a restored ruin of the further Samurais impressive home and is much...More

Thank davidmgeer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nomura samurai house is well maintained with its lush gardens and koi pond. Take bus 4 from Kanazawa station and it should stop you near the house. We walked to it from the station and it took 20 mins. Don't expect much furniture or any...More

Thank THCheam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely garden with ponds and huge koi swimming lazily around. This venue serves tea (extra charge). One can wander around freely from room to room.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While this museum per se would not be worth the rating I have given, but it has a tiny little garden which is magnificent. The house is located in a small neighborhood known as the samurai neighborhood, just behind Tokyu Square.. It is definitely worth...More

Thank Hanan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house belonged to the Nomura family, a highly ranked samurai family, and was so interesting to look around. My favourite item was the letter written by the samurai, thanking someone for the decapitated head.

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The house is quite small, so you can finish the visit in less than 30 minutes. At the time of my visit, I found it quite difficult to walk around because there were quite a number of visitors.

Thank TWHK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a hidden gem because it's pretty hard to find in the cobbled streets of the Nagamachi district, which makes it all the sweeter for finding it! It is a bit of a way off the main road where the loop bus stops. This beautifully...More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed visiting this house mostly to sit and enjoy the garden. We had green tea and a sweet in the upstairs tea room which was very charming.

Thank Fiona_australia_8
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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
19 June 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