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Nagamachi District is a stunningly preserved samurai district in the centre of Kanazawa which retains many from the Edo period including narrow streets and restored samurai houses.

In winter, straw mats called “komo” are attached to the earthen walls. The small but lush green garden was listed in 2003 by the journal of Japanese Gardening as one of the three top gardens in Japan. Once the snow starts to build up, the traditional streetscape turns into a winter wonderland.

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