[April 2012] We were not very lucky with the weather when we travelled in Kanazawa, but on the third day, although the wind was strong and cold, the sun came out.
So we had a walk in the samurai houses area.
The old towns in Japan often have this sort of pocket of historical area, though they are usually very small.
The outside of the particular area is usually ordinary modern town.
This samurai area is small, too, but has got quite nice atmosphere.
We visited Nomura family’s household which is open to the public.