We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Nomura Family Samurai House

1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-221-3553
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private Kanazawa Custom Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“back yard” (3 reviews)
“shoji screens” (3 reviews)
“koi pond” (5 reviews)
1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-221-3553

Similar Things to Do in Kanazawa

Write a ReviewReviews (595)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 230 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The small museum has a few relics and most cool were actual handwritten letters. Stunning garden, but don't expect to see the house furnished, it is completely bare, except for a shrine or two.

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

You may have visited tens of these houses since you are in Japan and maybe better ones... so just sit in front of the garden with or without a tea and enjoy one of the most beatiful japanese garden in this category...

Thank Alexandre N
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Entry is 550 yen/p.p. and Japanese green tea (tea ceremony) is 300 yen/p.p. Not many rooms to see but it's worth to see beautiful Japanese garden (cannot enter the garden). I don't know why Michelin marked as 2 stars but the garden is very artistic...More

Thank Demi_from_SG
Reviewed 28 December 2017

I last visited this house 20 years ago and the one thing I noticed this time was the number of visitors in the house. Last time I had it to myself, this time I could not move without knowing into somebody - so do yourself...More

1  Thank Grant T
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This house was at the end of a very long and wonderful day. We got there too late to go in. Even so, just looking through windows, into the garden, and around the area was interesting. It would be interesting to compare the samurai house...More

Thank SLRS5
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Interesting to see. The 2 letters on display are well worth reading. We had a nice green tea in the cafe outside but we would have done better getting tea in the tea house/room inside the Nomura House. Not much room inside so suggest you...More

Thank Patrick A
Reviewed 27 November 2017

A very nice small Samurai house - a step back in history. Not so easy to find, hidden in a residential area. It does not take long to visit - but is very worthwhile

Thank UrsulaHans
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This was a good visit. The house is reasonably compact with some interesting art work and the usual sliding doors and mat floors. The garden is very compact but a real delight with water features, fish and lovely old trees. If you only have time...More

Thank RodgerH74
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Former samurai house overlooking gorgeous garden attached. The house has interesting exhibits as well, one to mention- dark cage to keep birds to make them sing, but what we liked the most was the inner garden. So skillfully laid out, waterfall, winding stream, stones, bridge,...More

1  Thank endis
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

This is a samurai house and there is an entrance fee which I can't remember. It featured the living area of a samurai. I feel one may skip this if you have no time or unless you are a die hard fan of samurai.

Thank SoHengHeng
Nearby HotelsSee all 108 hotels in Kanazawa
Kanazawa Tokyu Hotel
566 reviews
.29 km away
Toyoko Inn Kanazawa Kenrokuen Korinbo
217 reviews
.30 km away
Ichiraku Ryokan
1 review
.31 km away
Hotel Trusty Kanazawa Korinbou
455 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
73 reviews
.21 km away
Street Vendor
22 reviews
.10 km away
28 reviews
.04 km away
22 reviews
.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Nagamachi District
686 reviews
.04 km away
Kanazawa City Ashigaru Museum
88 reviews
.20 km away
Shinise Memorial Hall
60 reviews
.14 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Anne R
30 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jogi85 | Reviewed this property |
They have this tourist bus which circles the city in both directions, which was convenient. From the bus stop it is a short walk. I would thus not recommend to walk - I think it is quite far at least it felt like it but... More
18 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Sydney-TD | Reviewed this property |
I think the entrance fee was roughly 600 yens. On the day that we visited, it was not too busy, but holiday seasons and like would gather bigger crowds. Don't think you need to book at any point though. You'll get more out... More