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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. Make Nomura Samurai House a part of your Kanazawa vacation plans using our Kanazawa itinerary planner.
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  • You will need to remove your shoes to look at this authentic part of Japan's culture and history. The building is well maintained and definitely gives you a feel as to how the Samurai would have lived...  more »
  • This is an historic dwelling of a prosperous samurai family with a beautiful garden. Not only do you see the tatami matted rooms with shoji screens but the tokonoma alcove decorated with a floral arra...  more »
  • This is an interesting house with some samurai artefacts inside. It is beautifully preserved and maintained with pride. The gardens at the rear of the house are beautiful - traditional Japanese. Make ...  more »
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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 ;)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great place! Very interesting to see the architecture and the way the building is designed. The garden is unbelievably beautiful!
  • Well...it is nothing special, for me the worth bit seeing is the garden at the back, though small it is absolutely well balanced and manicured...it would be great if more houses had been preserved like this.