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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. Use our Kanazawa trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Nagamachi District and other attractions in Kanazawa.
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  • We visited in the evening while raining. The neighborhood was empty except few tourists. It was very atmospheric, very quiet. You could hear the sound from the water canal and the rain falling. We vis...  more »
  • Once again, the Japanese show amazing skill at preserving their culture. Houses of members of the samurai, craft stores, shops selling traditional sweets line the streets within this district. Gardens...  more »
  • I believe that the views that you can appreciate in this district are from old cardboard Japanese 70 years. It's really nice stepping into this very particular context right behind one of the busiest streets of the city. It is worth visiting the main historic houses such as Nomura or other samurai to contextualize this place. Relaxation, peace and tranquillity ... the emblem of Japan
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