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All reviews gold leaf ice cream geisha houses souvenir shops old style lovely area historic district small area tea house step back in time worth a visit edo period narrow streets japanese tea higashi chaya district nice walk wander around
It is a great walk around Higashi chaya old town area. You can see old style houses tucked in small laneways. Also you can walk along the river. It's a very nice feeling.
The best part of it all, there's a hidden gem. Best ramen...More
This is like the equivalent of Gion in Kyoto. There’s a museum on geisha and you can catch performance during Apr/ May every year.
Kanazawa is famous for gold, so almost everything is covered in gold. You can try the ice cream covered with gold...More
Historically and architecturally interesting but actually a surprisingly small area of Kanazawa. Quite picturesque for a stroll but doesn’t take long. Mostly places to eat and souvenirs. It is a crowded tourist area, so avoid main part of the day if you want good photos.
Fascinating historic quarter of Kanazawa! Fun to see the number of young women in traditional Japanese kimonos. Our guide told us it is quite the fashion for young women to wear the traditional garb.
Plenty of shops, cafes, and restaurants. Great place to explore.
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The most places in Higashichaya will be commercial/tourist, but these are great experience.The other would be to very local, but I would not do that. Kanazawa is not commercialized as Kyoto. To have Geisha do a tea ceremony... More
The most places in Higashichaya will be commercial/tourist, but these are great experience.The other would be to very local, but I would not do that. Kanazawa is not commercialized as Kyoto. To have Geisha do a tea ceremony is actually very tourist, but do not take this as bad card. We have still so few tourist in Japan that most of services are very true, honest and done in a way to pass feeling of Japanese culture.
There is only one Geisha house you can visit and they do serve macha but I don't believe it is as much of a show as the one with Geisha doing it. It is much more casual. Hope this helps. If you find my reply of a good value to you, please click on me. Sayonara