Nagamachi (長町) was a samurai district located at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle, where samurai and their families used to reside. The area preserves a historic atmosphere with its remaining samurai residences, earthen walls, private entrance gates, narrow lanes and water canals.
One of the main attractions of the district is the centrally located Nomura-ke, a restored samurai residence displaying the lifestyle and artifacts of the era when samurai were prosperous. In contrast is the Shinise Kinenkan Museum, a restored pharmacy displaying the lives of the merchant class which rose in prosperity as the samurai declined.
The district has a few other museums and restored structures, as well as a number of shops and restaurants scattered throughout. Below is list of some of the attractions around Nagamachi:
Nagamachi is a five minute walk south of Korinbo bus stop. Frequent buses take about ten minutes and cost 200 yen to reach Korinbo from Kanazawa Station (East Exit bus stops numbers 7 to 11). Among the buses are also 1-3 JR buses per hour (departing from bus stop number 4, covered by the Japan Rail Pass) and the Kanazawa Loop Bus.
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