The Nagamachi Samurai District provides a peek into Edo
period samurai life with well-preserved clay walls, stone, and elaborate city layouts made to protect against attacking enemies. Step inside the Nomura Samurai Family Residence for a look at the living quarters of a middle class samurai—here, you will ﬁnd stunning art on sliding doors, traditional crafts, and a beautiful garden. The garden, the highlight of this residence, features a serene stream, powerful stones, and trees over 400 years old that remain since the residence’s time as a home for the Nomura family. A historic site to visit, this residence was awarded two stars by the Michelin Green Guide in 2009.