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Address: 1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 76-252-5675
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Back To The Ancient Time

It is a must visit attraction when in Higashi Chaya, Kanazawa. It is a Geisha House. It is said to be the 'only' kind in the country. The whole visit lasts about half hour to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Irene L
Wellington, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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34 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I looked forward to the visit because I'm interested in Geisha history and tradition. But this was a rip off and I came away hugely disappointed. First off the entry fee is 550 yen. You pay and enter but then you are told you cannot take your bag or your camera inside, no correction, only small cameras and mobile phones.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

It is a must visit attraction when in Higashi Chaya, Kanazawa. It is a Geisha House. It is said to be the 'only' kind in the country. The whole visit lasts about half hour to an hour. Highly recommended.

Thank Irene L
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Very interesting traditional Geisha house with conserved interior. Worth a stop, especially since this is the only Geisha house open to the public in Kanazawa.

Thank Yavianice
Naples, Italy
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Lovely tea house, it is really interesting because you have the chance to see a lot of geishas' items as combs, shamisen, drums. the structured of the tea house is beautiful, completely done in wood on 2 levels, in that period having 2 levels the house meant that it was really famous. Best part was having a tea sat in... More 

Thank Laura G
Lancefield, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The geisha house is worth a stop if you are in the area. It isn't a major tourist attraction, though various parts of it are interesting, particularly the old kitchen.

Thank J-J2030
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26 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The house itself is interesting and rather beautiful. However the entry charge combined with the later macha charge made the whole experience somewhat tourist trap. Some other nearby tea houses provided a more authentic and friendly experience .

Thank Nicolas J
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Very cool to see the house and rooms. It was nice to get to your at your own pace. The tea room to try the green tea was a nice experience but they didn't give you the full tea ceremony. Would have been nice to have a gift shop or to see geishas walking around

Thank Gemma B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This is one of the only tea-houses in the historical Higashi Chaya district that is open to the pubic and you don't need a reservation for. It used to be a geisha house and is now a museum and tea hosue. I loved walking around the different rooms and seeing the artifacts that once belonged to the geishas who lived... More 

Thank Jenn J
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited this place while walking in the Higashi Chaya area, which had preserved old chaya houses on a few streets. The house-museum displayed several small rooms used to be where the geisha entertain customers. There were some interesting relics from the old days but in general people were here to get a glimpse of an old institution.

Thank yenbm53
Hervey Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This building was open and we had a look at how the Geisha's lived. All information was mostly in Japanese so we were unable to know what was described.

Thank Bob S

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