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All reviews samurai houses narrow streets memorial hall beautiful area family house straw mats ancient japan leisurely stroll souvenir shops preserves interesting place main attractions taking photos old town on display kanazawa station neighborhood
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
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
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.
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
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.
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