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武家屋敷跡野村家 Nomura Family Samurai House

  • Culture / Art / History (Historical sites)
  • Around Kanazawa
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  • Closed[December 26-December 27] with change

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Around Kanazawa
1-3-32, Nagamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0865, Japan
  • Culture / Art / History (Historical sites)
Opening Hours
[April-September] 8:30-17:30; [October-March] 8:30-16:30
[December 26-December 27] with change
Date of post:2015/07/03

Shocked by a stunningly-beautiful samurai residence

  • Historical Building

Samurai, Fujiyama, Geisha, Ninja...these are Japanese famous icons. Loads of foreign tourists still come to Japan in prospect of seeing them.

Unfortunately Samurai and Ninja don't alive anymore, however their world remains in many parts of Japan especially Kanazawa founded as a Kaga domain castle town.

There is a district in which there are many samurai residences "Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District" and Nomura Samurai Family Residence is most notably there.

The residence is a real not a fake or a restoration, which was originally built by Denbee Nobusada Nomura who was a retainer of Toshiie Maeda, a feudal lord in Kanazawa.

It used to be in another place and stood on 3.3 km2 of land. The current residence was removed part of the big house attached a lovely Japanese garden, a tea ceremony room and a small museum.

The garden took third place in the Japanese garden rankings in 2003 by The Journal of Japanese Gardening in The US. The quality of the garden and the harmony with the house were highly evaluated.

The tea ceremony room is called "Fubaku-an". You can experience tea ceremony in the room if you want. Even if you don't know about the tea ceremony etiquette, it's OK. Don't hesitate and just enjoy it!

Nomura's legacies, for instance, Japanese sword and letters from the famous samurai, are on display in the museum. Also you can see the samurai armor Denbee wore in the Battle of Suemori at the entrance.

In the 2009 Michelin Green Guide to Japan, the house was awarded two stars (means "Recommended").

A Japanese confectionery shop next to the house is very popular in Kanazawa. The store is quite new but their confectionery is so unique for compromising between East and West. My favourite is a bar of sweet jellied adzuk-bean paste. It's really delicious tasting like chocolate!

Address: 1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa 920-0865
Tel: +81 (0)76 221 3553

Opening hours
April - September 8:30 - 17:30 / October - March 8:30 - 16:30
Closed 26, 27 December

Adults (18+ years) ¥550 / Students ¥400 / Children (6-14 years) ¥250
- Fubaku-an tea room: Green tea with dry confectionery ¥300

Getting there
By Bus
- Route Bus: About 10 min from the Kenroku-en Exit Bus Terminal at Kanazawa Station. Get off at "Kohrinbo".
- Joka-machi Kanazawa Syuyu Bus (Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus) : About 10 min (the bus that go around the left course) or 30 min (the bus that go around the right course) from the Kenroku-en Exit Bus Terminal at Kanazawa Station. Get off at "Kohrinbo".
- Kenroku-en Shuttle Bus (Hop On Hop Off Sightseeing Bus): About 10 min from the Kenroku-en Exit Bus Terminal at Kanazawa Station. Get off at "Kohrinbo".
- Machi Bus (Bus services limited to weekends and holidays): About 20 min from the Kenroku-en Exit Bus Terminal at Kanazawa Station. Get off at "Kohrinbo".

By Taxi
About 10 min from Kanazawa Station.

  • * The information above is from the date of the review. Please be aware that some of the content may vary from the most recent information.
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