Residences of Retainers of the Kaga Maeda Family Kanazawa was a castle town of the Kaga Clan governed by the Maeda family until 1868 (about 280 years) after Maeda Toshiie moved to Kanazawa Castle in 1583. The residences of two of the eight chief retainers of the Kaga Clan were located in the Naga-machi area, where top- and middle-class samurais
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. The second floor serves as a showcase for traditional crafts and wedding-related goods exhibited by 100-year-long established stores of
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 and fusuma-e (paintings on sliding-door panels) created by the Maeda family's personal painter. The garden inside the residence has a
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 offered.
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 Japan's important cultural assets, was completed in 1875. One of the highlights of Oyama Shrine is the garden in round-the-pond style with an
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 (feudal powerful military class) residential areas.
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) and crowded with a large number of shoppers on holidays. There are department stores, large-scale shopping buildings, and brand stores in Korinbo, restaurants in
The nagayamon gate (row house gate) of the Takadas, a middle-class samurai family, has been open to public since it was restored. The nagayamon gate incorporates a servant room and stable. Visitors will know the roles of middle-class samurais and their servants and lives in those days. The garden having the pond in round-the-pond style with water taken