Nagamachi District, Kanazawa

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Found at the foot of a former castle, Nagamachi District transports visitors back to the age of samurais. Walking along the stone pavements within the district's walls, you can see the remaining middle-to-upper class samurai residences, earthen mud walls, and private entrance gates. The historic atmosphere is enriched by the Nomura-ke, a restored samurai residence displaying artifacts from the city's prosperous era and a small garden. Obtain a contrasting perspective by visiting a museum providing insight into the lives of the merchant class. Teahouses and restaurants, scattered throughout the district, allow visitors to rest and taste the local cuisine. Make Nagamachi District part of your personalized Kanazawa itinerary using our Kanazawa trip maker tool .
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  • It is very good to walk, not very tasteful, I went in the afternoon on weekdays, but so many people. It is good to go only to buildings not bring their dogs, so enjoy.
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  • Personally of the ancient quarter once inhabited by samurai I remember not very satisfactory, there are only a couple of streets from which rarely you can see beyond the boundary walls of mud and remaining the only thing to photograph if you want. Once you get it only remains to visit the residence of Nomura with its beautiful garden, among other things the House was rebuilt in Kanazawa stripping it down from another city. Evidently to Nagamachi was more remained a original House to do see ...
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  • In the autumn, but now can recommend hanging the earthen feel the coming of winter. Watch closely so far happened went in the morning to the craftsmen to work and is very happy. It is like snow hanging trees, Castle winter scenery.
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The well-preserved castle town of Kanazawa has a good range of accommodations, with the most popular among them sitting in tall modern blocks overlooking the historical areas of town, or the more commercial parts. Look to the west of the castle grounds for some particularly well-positioned options, offering urban views, spas, pools, and restaurants. North-west from here, close to the main train station, you'll find a good selection of slightly simpler options in tall blocks, while the residential districts across the city house simple guesthouses and the odd hostel.
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