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Nagamachi District

Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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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.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good48%
  • Average22%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“samurai houses” (18 reviews)
“narrow streets” (11 reviews)
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Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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"samurai houses"
in 18 reviews
"narrow streets"
in 11 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 5 reviews
"water canal"
in 2 reviews
"family house"
in 4 reviews
"great place to wander"
in 2 reviews
"straw mats"
in 2 reviews
"souvenir shops"
in 5 reviews
"traditional area"
in 2 reviews
"leisurely stroll"
in 2 reviews
"preserves"
in 3 reviews
"the loop"
in 5 reviews
"old house"
in 2 reviews
"main attractions"
in 2 reviews
"old town"
in 4 reviews
"neighborhood"
in 15 reviews
"homes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

enjoy the beautiful architecture and the small winding streets of this district filled with tea shops, restaurants and souvenir shops. very unique experience in Kanazawa. dont miss it!

Thank Denis S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Kanazawa you have to go to see this very small district. They are old samurai houses preserved and you can visit one.

Thank lazycrazytravellers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is yet another area to show further history of japan through the preserved city of Kanazawa. Don't miss this if you like the feel of history.

Thank Warner L
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We went early in the morning so there is no crowd except for 1 group of European tourists. This is where the samurai families used to reside. Some of the houses were souvenir shops. Only 1 shop was opened when we visited. A nice place...More

Thank SoHengHeng
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Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

This represents, old Japan, and is well known for geishas walking around here, also very interesting, in layout and history, both for Japanese and Westerners. Grab a coffee watch the people pass, or grab an ice cream and relax, this is well worth a walk...More

Thank Eamonn R
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The place can be reached via an exit in the basement of korinbo tokyu square. After exiting the square, Turn right or go straight and after few minutes the block can be reached. Like other old villages or houses in Kanazawa or takayama, the old...More

Thank Ed_Mississauga
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

While interesting historically, the facades are mostly plastered walls - not much to see - though a few gardens are open. We much preferred the wooden shops of Takayama's old town - especially early in the morning before tourists arrived.

Thank FloridaMarvin
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

The streets are quiet except for the pedestrians. The old buildings are lovely and there are some nice shops if you’ve come to enjoy the local crafts. They have kindly provided convenient toilets and there are many great eating places nearby. The level of crafts...More

Thank William S
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Very cool looking old fashioned samurai-Esque buildings all redone and rebuilt with the old school samurai style. There are several things to see most famous being the nomura samurai house. The foot soldiers homes are free to enter and a very brief stop on your...More

Thank randon808
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

I purposely came to Kanazawa (from Toyama) as I hadn't seen this area when I visited with my wife on my first holiday to Japan. I enjoyed the narrow streets the enclosed family homes , the districts park which demonstrates the 3 types of garden...More

Thank davidmgeer
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