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Nomura Family Samurai House

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Address: 1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Step inside this traditional Japanese home, complete with tea-ceremony...

Step inside this traditional Japanese home, complete with tea-ceremony room, a small, enchanting garden, artifacts from the Edo period and personal belongings of the Nomura family, who lived here for 10 generations.

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Traditional Samurai House with beautiful garden.

The architecture, furnishing and finishes were from another era and gave visitors a sense of what it was like in the days of the samurais. Mini museum with artifacts, pictures and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The architecture, furnishing and finishes were from another era and gave visitors a sense of what it was like in the days of the samurais. Mini museum with artifacts, pictures and weapons and hidden tea room upstairs via a semi-concealed stairway. The garden with small ponds and bonsai like trees was absolutely beautiful. I'm sure photo buffs can take a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Noumea family house is Samurai residence in Nagamachi Buke yashiki District. This is typical Japanese Samurai house. You can feel culture.

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sydney australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The garden here is so beautiful. There is a bench where you can sit and just drink it in. To create such perfection is such a small area, is inspirational. Yes, it is just a small "back yard" but you cannot help but be overwhelmed with the beauty of it.

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Maribor, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Nomura estate is small house but big museum. You will see how people lived a century and five centuries ago. All was eco: wooden architecture, clean rooms, garden, water and all kinds of smart combinations. Only problem are too many visitors. Try to come early to enjoy in solitude of garden.

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

It was interesting to visit a samurai house and to learn about how a samurai lived and the culture of the times. I really had no idea about them before I went. The home was restored a few years ago and really represents what I was told was reality.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

The House is located in the Nagamachi District and is worth a visit for the courtyard garden alone. Once you're finished, be sure to wander around the Nagamachi area - it's quite charming.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Small though this house may be it really packs a punch with superb screens, a fine tiny garden that is made to appear much larger, and many delicate touches in the Japanese detailing. It is one of the most enjoyable visits in a visit to Kanazawa.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This well-preserved and stately residence takes you back to the time of the samurai and his reflective existence. The interiors (sliding doors made of wash, woodcarved panels, altar, wooden floors) are breathtakingly beautiful. As if these are not enough, the rock garden, koi pond, flowers and trees in the courtyard bring one to a state of zen. Have a cup... More 

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Goa, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The house is well restored and beautifully kept and takes you back to a bygone era. There was actually Samurai stuff like swords and armour that we enjoyed looking at. The place was teeming with tourists, though, so that took a little away from appreciating the place, but there were explanations in English everywhere and the garden and the pond... More 

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Orinda, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The restored home preserves the Japanese reverence for beauty, design and nature. The garden and pond provides a beautiful, tranquil setting that is captivating.

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