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Nagamachi district with old samurai residences

Nagamachi district with old samurai residencesNagamachi is a district located just to the west of Korinbo, the main shopping distict in Kanazawa, and is positioned about 1 km west of Kanazawa Castle Park.
It is near busy downtown, but the streets are quiet.

In Edo Period (the 17-19th centuries), samurais serving Kaga Clan had lived in this district.
About 20 samurai residences remain here.
Along the narrow street, the old residences surrounded with earthen fences are dotted.
In winter, the fences are covered with straw mats for keeping out the heavy snow and ice. It is the charming sights in winter.

In most residence, people still live.
But Nomura Residence is opened to the public, so we can tour the inside of samurai residence. It has a beautiful Japanese garden.
And on the site of Takada Residence, the gate has been restored and we can see the Japanese garden.

In this district, there are some museums of traditional cultures.

  • Nagamachi Yuzen Kan : A studio of Kaga Yuzen. We can try dyeing and wearing kimon here for a fee. It was in nearby old house "Saihitsuan" until recently.
  • Shinise Kinenkan Museum : A museum of old marchant's house. It was an ancient pharmacy, and the shop is reproduced.
  • Ashigaru Shiryokan Museum : "Ashigaru" means "a soldier of clan". This museum introduces the life of the ashigaru of Kaga Clan.

How to get to here

By route bus

  • By route bus through Korinbou, from Kanazawa station to Korinbou stop, about 10 minutes.
  • By Kanazawa Loop bus, from Kanazawa station to Minami-cho stop, about 32 minutes. (Fare : 200 yen) (It take much times because the stop is near the end of the route.)
  • By Kenrokuen Shuttle bus, from Kanazawa station, about 9 minutes. (Fare : 100 yen, only Saturday, Sunday and National holiday)

By car

Run the Hokuriku Expressway, and exit at Kanazawa Morimoto Exit. About 9 km from there, about 20 minutes.




Nagamachi district Nagamachi district
Nagamachi district
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Fence with straw mats in winter
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Nomura Residence
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Inside of Nomura Residence
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Site of Takada Residence
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Site of Takada Residence
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Saihitsuan A displaying work in Nagamachi Yuzen Kan
Shinise Kinenkan
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Inside of Shinise Kinenkan
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Ashigaru Shiryokan
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association


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