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Kazuemachi Tea House Street

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Address: Kazuemachi, Kanazawa 920-0902, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Lovely house

The house is well restored and beautifully kept and takes you back to a bygone era. There was actually Samurai stuff like swords and armour that we enjoyed looking at. The place... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 20, 2016
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The house is well restored and beautifully kept and takes you back to a bygone era. There was actually Samurai stuff like swords and armour that we enjoyed looking at. The place was teeming with tourists, though, so that took a little away from appreciating the place, but there were explanations in English everywhere and the garden and the pond... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

The big bus loads of tourists don't seem to come to this district so it is much quieter. Just across the street and river from the bigger geisha district, this is very small and quiet.

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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