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Nagamachi Samurai Houses

The atmosphere of Kanazawa of the feudal times still lingers in this area where old houses lined the streets that once belonged to Kaga Clan Samurais. The T-shaped and L-shaped alleys are distinct characteristics of the feudal town, and the mud doors and gates of the houses remains the same as they were 400 years ago. One can definitely imagine how the town was like from the different structures, such as the houses with samurai windows, and the mud walls under the yellow Kobaita wooden roofs. The straw mats "Komo" that protect the mud walls from snow gives out the real feeling of winter in Kanazawa.Inside the Nagamachi area, one can also visit the Ashigaru Shiryokan, which was a house that belonged to a soldier in the Kaga Clan. The Nomura Samurai Family Residence is also open to the public so visitors can get a feel of what a Samurai's daily lives were like during the feudal times. The garden inside the Nomura Residence has trees over 400 years old as well as various lanterns, which received great praises from overseas.

Address

Nagamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ashigaru Shiryokan Soldiers Museum:1-9-3 Nagamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Nomura Family Samurai House:1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa-shi

Telephone

Ashigaru Shiryokan Soldiers Museum:+81-(0)76-263-3640, Nomura Family Samurai House:+81(0)76-263-6531

Fax

Nomura Family Samurai House:+81-(0)76-263-6531

Fee

Ashigaru Shiryokan Soldiers Museum
Free Entry
Nomura Family Samurai House
Adult - 500 JPY, High School Student - 400 JPY, Elementary & Junior High Student - 250 JPY

Hours

Ashigaru Shiryokan Soldiers Museum
09:30-17:00 (Entry Open till 16:30)
Nomura Family Samurai House
08:30-17:30 (April - September)
08:30-16:30 (October - March)

Closings

Ashigaru Shiryokan Soldiers Museum
Open all days
Nomura Family Samurai House
12/26,27

Access

Access:5 min. walk from Korinbo Bus Stop

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