About the Kanazawa City Ashigaru Museum
The Kanazawa City Ashigaru Museum, located in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, is located in a corner of Nagamachi, which is a town that retains an old Japanese castle town atmosphere even today. The structure consists of two buildings that are relocations/reconstructions of Edo Era footsoldier residences; these houses were both used as actual residences all the way until 1990.
An "ashigaru" (Japanese footsoldier) was an infantryman of low social position, and at that time many infantrymen lived together in communal tenements. However, the Kaga clan infantryman had the rare privilege of living in separate houses that even had gardens, which is what these buildings are. The buildings are precious remnants of the lower samurai caste, and the inside of the structure allows you a glimpse into the daily life of an "ashigaru" through various items that are on exhibit.
From JR Kanazawa Station take a Hokutetsu Bus; within 5 minutes you will arrive at the Korinbo Bus Stop which is a 5 minute walk away from the museum. If you are visiting by car take the Hokuriku Expressway to Kanazawa Nishi IC and from that interchange it is a 20 minute drive.
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|Sights||Kanazawa City Ashigaru Museum (金沢市足軽資料館 )|
1 Chome-9-3 Nagamachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture 920-0865
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 076-263-3640|
|Closed dates||Irregular closed dates|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Kanazawa City Ashigaru Museum