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Address: 1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 76-252-5675
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A Wonderful Insight into Geisha Life

This is a well preserved traditional Geisha home and museum giving a very interesting glimpse into the life of a Geisha. Well worth a visit to this historic house and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
PASP123
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Hexham, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not shiny as Chateau de Versailles, but shows the finest work of Japanese architects. The wood is carefully chosen to match each rooms. Ask the guides inside about the information

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a well preserved traditional Geisha home and museum giving a very interesting glimpse into the life of a Geisha. Well worth a visit to this historic house and the surrounding area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This historic building is quite interesting. Security staff at the entrance require that you check all your "luggage," meaning camera bags, large purses, etc. SLR cameras not allowed doe to their size. There are lockers for your valuables, but it seemed quite strict. It is necessary, though, as the hallways and stairways are narrow and camera bags and such might... More 

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Went here with a Goodwill Guide, we gained so much information from him not only about the building, its history but also the Geisha life. Would definitely visit again

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Thank Minkymonkey
australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Worth a visit. Charming and interesting geisha home, largely intact. Interesting musical instruments, comb collection and kitchen!

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

This summer our family visited Shima for the second time. Last summer, we loved their macha tea and exquisite wagashi, so we had to visit again. Shima has a lovely show case of how a geisha tea house looked like. It was fun imagining the sound of shamisen (Japanese string instrument) and dancing geisha. The best part is the tea... More 

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

This was an interesting peek into a way of life that is so different and unique. This house is preserved to show the old way of living and I am sure today's accommodations are much more comfortable. The visit through this house shows all the different rooms so it's quite comprehensive and well worth a visit. You can see the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

This historic teahouse was used by Geishas to entertain their clients. It is two stories with a tiny garden. Inside are musical instruments and other items used by the Geishas. And they have a video. Certainly worth a visit while you are in this historic part of town.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

Not worth it. Expensive, too many rules, must leave everything, purse, passport, ipad in locker in front. Not only remove shoes, but wear their socks. There was an interesting display of hair clips, etc. but otherwise just a house with tatami mats.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

This former teahouse is located in Kanazawa's geisha district and it is well worth a visit. We spent an enjoyable 30 minutes there.

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