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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

There is no doubt that for the western tourist this place is special and extraordinary. We walked through the alleys of the district between the traditional wooden houses and the tea houses.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Petach_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If anyone hasn’t seen the Last Samurai with Tom Cruise, it’s actually a good flick, probably incredibly inaccurate for the sake of Hollywood but hence the spawn of my review title. Kanazawa is often called ‘Little Kyoto’ due to its Geisha district and the Samurai...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank viveashean
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

I get the feeling that the boundary wall and gates are the most authentic here whereas only some of the houses are from that period. However the conversation effort is great and you could almost feel transported back to ancient japan. Coming from a cold...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

This is supposedly the old samurai district. Buildings have all been retained and there is no discernible change in use either- they all look like residential homes, and upper middle class ones too. Good for a few pictures but not much else to do.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sychim
Reviewed 15 November 2018

1 chome 3-32 Naga-machi Kanazawa. This was the highlight of the district. A fee to get in but wandering through the house and viewing the garden and the upper rooms was a delight. The streets in this district are a delight with tiny canals and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

Besides being a great place to photograph historic Japan from the pre- & post-Meiji period Japan. there are many shop with a variety of things to buy which I did; prices are ok and product is high quality in most establishments.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We enjoy this district and the beauty of the walls and the running water. Occasionally a nice shop or place to eat/rest. If you like to take photos, go early in the morning

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank richardgG1237GW
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Its not a large area and we wandered around both during the day and at night, everything is closed at night but it is still pretty to wander. Shops are open during the day and you get to see the area in a different light,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cruisr
Reviewed 20 October 2018

This area is worth a visit but will not take long.It is convenient to the hop on and off bus which is the best way to get around and see most of the sights

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Farrercove
Reviewed 11 October 2018

It was enjoyable walking in this area. It is hard to believe it is a part of a living city were the locals live and work rather than just a tourist destination.

Date of experience: October 2018
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