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武家屋敷跡野村家 Nomura Family Samurai House

  • 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
  • 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

A beautiful samurai residence

  • Historical Building

Samurai, Geisha, Ninja...these are Japanese famous icons. Unfortunately there are no more Samurai and Ninja. 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 it is notably where you will find the Nomura Samurai family residence.
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 the 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 are remarkable.

The tea ceremony room is called "Fubaku-an". You can experience a 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.

A Japanese confectionery shop next to the house is very popular in Kanazawa. The store is quite new but their confectioneries are so unique as they have found the perfect harmony between the East and the West. My favorite is a bar of sweet jellied azuk-bean paste.

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 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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