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Nomura Family Samurai House

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Address: 1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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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

Reviewed 23 December 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 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.

Thank aizhan
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 26 December 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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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 23 December 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 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.

1 Thank Madeleineshi
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 8 December 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.

1 Thank Jamie575
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 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 

1 Thank Skin197
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 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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Reviewed 11 November 2015

Well worth a visit if you have not seen too many historic Japanese homes. The balance of the garden spaces with the interior spaces is exceptional and well worth the visit alone. I have some great ideas for back home . . . now all I need is some time and talent. Enjoy.

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is an authentic Japanese Samurai House with a beautiful garden. It is not a big house and the garden is also not too big. While the house itself is not extraordinary, the garden is truly beautiful. A tour of this place could be completed in 30 to 45 minutes.

1 Thank Alicia S

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