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Nagamachi Bukeyashiki District
Kanazawa was very rich as a castle town in the Edo period. Nagayamachi Bukeyashiki Ato is a town where samurai used to live and the appearance of the town of those days still remains. There is a Nagayamon that has bukemado, the lattice window, one of the features of samurai residence, and earthen wall on both sides of the narrow street. The narrow-paved path has many corners, T-shaped intersections and blind alleys like a maze. These shapes are for reducing enemy’s speed when a battle begins. Since people can take in the traditional and historical atmosphere of the old town, this is a famous sightseeing spot even among foreigners.
- Nagamachi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa
- Contact No.
- 5-min walk from Korinbo Bus Station, 10-min bus ride by Hokutetsu Bus for Korinbo from JR Kanazawa Station, get off at Korinbo Bus stop and walk for 5 min
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Admission Free
Open all year round
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Admission fee
- Admission Free (500 yen for Nomura Samurai House, High school students 400 yen, Junior high and Elementary students 250 yen)
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A town with an Edo period atmosphere
Nagamachi has many houses that make you feel as if you were in the Edo period. Some remains of samurai residences surrounded by yellow earthen walls are free to enter. Nagayamon, a structure only higher class samurai can build, is restored, and it is just like the house of that era.
Bukeyashikiato Nomura-ke Ato, Nomura Samurai House
In 2003, the garden of this residence won the third place for the Japanese gardens in an American gardening magazine, Journal of Gardening. Not only is the garden gorgeous but the residence is as well. It has fusuma, Japanese paper sliding door, with Sansuiga-style painting, the ceiling is made by cypress and the floor made by paulownia, all a must see.
Learn about the daily life of a samurai: Kanazawa Ashigaru Museum
Ashigaru is a lower class samurai. The entire residence of an Ashigaru was moved and turned into a museum. Since the daily tools of a samurai household are exhibited, you can see what their life was like. You may be surprised by the gorgeous residence for the lower class samurai.
Nagamacchi Bukeyashiki Kyukeikan Rest House
Equipped with bathrooms, resting space and a sightseeing information counter, you can take a break here when you get tired. This is a prime spot to check the information of spots where you want to visit because they have volunteer staff, walking maps and pamphlets of sightseeing information.
Nagamachi Yuzen Kan
Yuzen is a one of the techniques for dyeing silk. It is the most representative way of dyeing in Japan. Kimono and crafts made by Kaga Yuzen, the creation process and historical articles are exhibited here. They also hold workshops of dyeing and wearing Kimonos.