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Kazuemachi Tea House Street

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Address: Kazuemachi, Kanazawa 920-0902, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Interesting to walk thru, liked the houses/restaurant fronts

We walked along the restaurant district with its traditional houses from the feudal days, and took some photos but it wasn't that big or an absolute must do.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2016
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Sacramento, California

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Hawick
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Not surprisingly, Tea House Street is all about tea and a pleasant wander along the street shows off the old merchant houses, many decorated with ornate tree and flower displays

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We walked along the restaurant district with its traditional houses from the feudal days, and took some photos but it wasn't that big or an absolute must do.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

The outsides of the old tea houses were interesting to us because we knew how many people had enjoyed the tea houses in the past. But to us, the most interesting aspect was their location along the Asanogawa River, especially during sakura season when the trees enclosed them in a gentle layer of blossoms. We could imagine the sakura blossoms... More 

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Fukui, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

An interesting street, with old tea houses to see and the river. Taxi driver took a special detour down the street - without being asked - so could see everything. Not a long street, so is walkable. Not worth a special trip unless you want to go to a Japanese tea house - although there are more tea houses and... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Like other chaya street, unless you go in the tea house, you just see a quite street. Wooden structure? went to a lot of Japan old machi, you will know the structure here are pretty normal. I reached here around noon, the street look like ghost town. Almost no people, doors closed up.

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HONG KONG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

One of the tourists spots you won't want to miss besides the Kanrokuen, Kanazawa Castle and the Kazuemachi Tea House Street. It was like in time machine bringing people back Japan long long time ago with wooden houses, small shops and alleys. I was there on a snowy day, made the visit more romantic.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I'm very into Japanese culture & this is quite authentic. We were actually able to visit one & attend a performance that evening of geishas.

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Kanazawa, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Kanazawa boasts three active geisha districts, aka the "tea" streets. All are well worth a visit, and each is distinctive. As the "smallest" of the three, Kazuemachi is sometimes overlooked, a great shame as its riverside location, cafes and shops, and during cherry blossom season, gorgeous ephemeral trees all make it well worth an afternoon's stroll.

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Umea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Beautiful street when the cherry trees blossom. Walk here in the afternoon 7 evening and eat dinner at one of the restaurants. One of the spots we liked the best in Kanazawa.

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Ayase, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

This is a a smaller area of traditional teahouses. Some of them are still places where geiko-san come to entertain guests but most have been transformed into restaurants or inns. It is a beautiful and quiet place to walk along the river in the evening. The lighting is minimal and it takes you back in time

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