Nomura Samurai House, Kanazawa

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Step back into the past as you visit Nomura Samurai House, a traditional Japanese home. The residence of the Nomura family for 10 generations, the house gives a good introduction to the lifestyle and traditions of well-positioned and influential families during the Edo period, with a number of artifacts and areas preserved as they were, including a tea-ceremony room once used for greeting esteemed guests. The sliding panel doors, a roof made entirely from Japanese cypresses, and traditional garden of bonsais, bayberries, and a gentle stream, each add to the evocative air and educational value of the home. Arrange to visit Nomura Samurai House and other attractions in Kanazawa using our Kanazawa trip itinerary planning app .
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  • Interesting House with beautiful garden and koi pond. To get a clear insight into how people lived at that time in Japan. Quarter round is also worth a walk.
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  • One of the best houses I visited in Japan. The craftsmanship of all the features and the quaintness of the gardens added to it's charm. The artifacts were exquisite. I asked how much they charge in re...  more »
  • Out of the nipple slip watch was right, I was so not impressed with the range. This modern designed home was built in that period, I was surprised and was 開kehanasa from the courtyard green, now feeling like I want to be there forever. Going up the stairs, through the garden tea room is also nice. I thought, I want to live in such a House and seriously.
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  • Entrance fee: 750yen. Open until 4:30. It's totally worthwhile to spend 2 hours here. It has very unique & beautiful garden. The whole house is a harmonious melody of arts, nature, light blended into every corner. Walk slowly, and you will see a little garden in any footstep ahead. There's a museum inside as well. Don't miss it ;)
  • Well worth a visit if only for the garden alone. Easily the best zen garden I've seen, I could have spent hours there just soaking up the view.
  • Definitely worth a visit while you are in Kanazawa. The house features a beautiful garden with kois, painstakingly decorated corners throughout the whole estate and even access to smaller rooms on the second floor. I recommend to pay a visit when you want to take a rest since spending time by the garden is truly relaxing. The admission fee is 550yen.
  • Great place! Very interesting to see the architecture and the way the building is designed. The garden is unbelievably beautiful!
  • Interesting area to visit. Beautiful pics on a sunny day. Although there is little English information, it's still just a cool area to walk around and picture what it must've been like hundreds of years ago.

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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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