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Terashima Kurando Samurai Villa

10-3 Otemachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-224-2789
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Serenity and beauty

Like most of the places of worship and fame in Japan, this is not different. Carefully managed... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Teresa C
Metro Manila, Philippines
Peek into home of a Shogun administrator!

Mr Terashima was a mid-level official in the local Shogunate from the late 1700's 'til about 1825... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Port St Lucie, FL
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The 18th-century home of a brilliant young reformer.
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good61%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“stone” (2 reviews)
“life” (2 reviews)
10-3 Otemachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-224-2789

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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Like most of the places of worship and fame in Japan, this is not different. Carefully managed garden and grounds within a space of tranquillity and peace. To participate in a 'loose' tea ceremony, there is an extra charge.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Mr Terashima was a mid-level official in the local Shogunate from the late 1700's 'til about 1825. He was thought to be very honest and progressive, and was therefore disliked by others in the administration and was forced out when the Shogun died. He was...More

Thank Quasimama
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

This samurai resident and garden show what life was like in the middle of the Eido period. Very interesting.

Thank ericdallemagne
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Very nice, but some are better in Kanazawa, still good to see. A short version of the tea-ceremony is preformed here too. Cheaper then other places.

Thank Shlomi T
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The one reason for our visiting Kzanazawa was to see this old Samurai district. I was amazed how well preserved the whole district is. The house fronts indicate the rank and position of the Samurais living inside those houses. There were a few arts and...More

1  Thank Cynthia L
Reviewed 14 June 2015

The 16th generation of the Terashima family runs this house as a museum. they change scrolls according to the seasons. This is the only house of its kind open to the public. The roof's wooden shingles were weighted down with stones. The tatami rush mats...More

2  Thank MariaP1779DE
Reviewed 13 April 2015

This was an old area of the city where the Samurai wre housed, and it has been well preserved. There wre quite a few arts and crafts shops selling their wares, but the prices were extortionate. Still, it was worth looking at the beautiful pottery...More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 9 October 2014

This Circa 1770 house showing how the middle class warrior lived was terrific. Their way of life back in that time was not for me. However, well worth a look.

Thank Bob S
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