Nomura Clan Samurai House

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Name in Japanese: 武家屋敷跡 野村家 ~加賀藩千二百石~
Area: Ishikawa , Kanazawa
Address: 1 Chome-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture [map]
Phone: 076-221-3553 076-221-3553
Access: 1.6 km from Kanazawa Station Hokuriku Shinkansen
Hours: April - September: 8:30am to 5:30pm; October - March: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Admission: Adults: ¥550
Children: ¥250
Students: ¥400

Although it appears to be very much intact, the Nomura Clan Samurai House are officially called “ruins” as the house and grounds were altered by the subsequent owner. It’s still a beautiful house with a compact but stunning garden of tiered pools so one can guess that he didn’t ruin it too badly.

The Nomura Clan were one of the most powerful samurai families in the Kaga fuedal domain during the Edo Period.

On the second floor of the house, there are two tea rooms in which you can be served match green tea for ¥300.

Admission is ¥550 for adults, ¥400 for high school age kids and ¥250 for children aged 7 to 14.

Getting to the Nomura Clan Samurai House

The Nomura Clan Samurai House is located on the edge of the Nagamachi Samurai District which is located just a five minute walk to the west of the central Kohrinbo neighborhood of Kanazawa.

To get to Kohrinbo, you can take any of the sightseeing buses. If going from the Kanazawa Station to Kenrokuen on the Kenrokuen Shuttle, get off at stop S3. If going the other direction, get off at S10. Either stop LL3 (on the Left Loop bus) or RL13 on the Right Loop bus will drop you at Kohrinbo. If coming from Kanazawa Station, the Left Loop (counter-clockwise) bus will get you there faster. Fares for all are ¥200 for adults or ¥100 for children.