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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  • August 12, 2017
    Per went east from the center of the korinbo together remains of Samurai House in the area. Nomura House is open in. Highlights include luxuries such as wood House served as the magistrate of Edo as is used in the craft of gardens, buildings, etc. Had seen the move is somewhat difficult for many tourists moving in narrow, foreigners have very interested was impressive.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Private homes had unexpectedly surprised difference scale. CARP are swimming in the pond, and waterfall in the garden. MOSS and plants fine, I feel the time. Good tea, and tea-room in the back. It was the waiting room waiting for the next person.
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  • August 11, 2017
    Michelin two-star garden! The only published in Samurai residences. Fancy making two ponds are arranged in small premises, moreover with tea-room on the second floor. The writing was one of the three great gardens. However, I thought great. France who had come there. I'm sure Michelin two-star power or? Open from 8:30 morning, so takes early breakfast in the hotel, exploring the Samurai House Street, toured in almost the same. Then a group of France above broke! Try my broke my head bump and kick the kamoi, was hard! I do not visit here when you come to the old Samurai residences, and if the? Highly recommended place!
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  • March 24, 2017
    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 ;)
  • July 5, 2017
    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.
  • May 31, 2017
    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.
  • May 31, 2017
    Great place! Very interesting to see the architecture and the way the building is designed. The garden is unbelievably beautiful!
  • May 3, 2017
    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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