Around Kohrinbo, Kata-machi and Naga-machi

Nagamachi District

The city of Kanazawa was once the economic and administrative center of the Kaga domain (feudal-era Ishikawa Prefecture). Its official founder Maeda Toshiie (1538–1599) and his successors enlarged the castle, and over...

Shinise Memorial Hall

The Shinise Memorial Hall is an institution that restored Nakaya Chinese Pharmacy, which was established in 1579. This is a good example of a traditional merchant's shop during the Edo period. The first floor served as a storefront...

Nomura Samurai Family Residence

The remains of the Nomura family are also open to public. The family successively held executive posts from generation to generation under rule of the Maeda family. The house has a coffered ceiling totally made of Japanese cypress...

Nagamachi Yuzenkan (Yuzen Silk Center)

The Nagamachi Yuzenkan introduces the dyeing process of Kaga Yuzen (a technique of kimonos), offers an inspection tour to the craft center, and exhibits and sells Kaga Yuzen kimonos and dresses. Besides, the following menu is...

Oyama Jinja Shrine

The shrine that enshrines Maeda Toshiie was moved to the present location in 1873. The main gate is a peculiar mix of traditional Japanese, Chinese, and European religious architectural elements. This gate, which was designated as...

Naga-machi Buke Yashiki Rest House

The institution surrounded by mud walls is rest facilities for tourists, and provided with a lobby and restrooms. Sightseeing volunteer guides stand by here and guide visitors (in Japanese only) around the Naga-machi samurai...

Kanazawa City Ashigaru Museum

At the Kanazawa City Ashigaru Museum, feudal-era Japan comes to life once more.
In the feudal era, the size and design of homes were determined by a family’s class and rank. Many houses visible in Nagamachi...

Around Kohrinbo and Kata-machi

Greatest Shopping Quarter in Hokuriku The Korinbo and Kata-machi area and its vicinity are the greatest shopping quarter in the Hokuriku district (Ishikawa Prefecture, Toyama Prefecture, and Fukui Prefecture...

Takada Family House

Walking along the channel that flows through Nagamachi, one comes to a crossroads called Yon-no-hashi (“Fourth Bridge”), where stands the surviving structure of the Takada Family House. Here, an original samurai residence...