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Shima

1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-252-5675
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A LASTING MEMORY

The music from the video playing on a loop is so evocative and really added to the atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Honestcouple
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Lancashire
wouldn't go back

Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place and the staff is really nice. But it's bassically just a 2... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jean-François T
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“geisha house” (27 reviews)
“tea house” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-252-5675
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"geisha house"
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"musical instruments"
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"tea house"
in 11 reviews
"green tea"
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"upper class"
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"tea room"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 5 reviews
"higashi chaya"
in 2 reviews
"small garden"
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"entry fee"
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"japanese culture"
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"edo period"
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"combs"
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"ornaments"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The music from the video playing on a loop is so evocative and really added to the atmosphere - even though we don’t usually like the shamizen. Lots of alcoves, nooks and crannies. A must.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get me wrong, it's a nice place and the staff is really nice. But it's bassically just a 2 story high house with a couple of old objects (music instruments, furnitures, etc). Really well conserve though. You will learn a bit about the way...More

Thank Jean-François T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

interesting view into the old times of Geisha life. When we visited it was raining cats and dog, so there are only a few visitors in the Teahouse. It is very disapointing that the use of a good camera is forbidden, especially for travellers from...More

1  Thank reinhardfschmidt
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After 4 weeks Japan I wasn’t used to rude and arrogant staff anymore. Most tourist sites in Japan have some rules but the way they enforce them here ruins your experience even before it started. Go and see other traditional houses instead - in a...More

Thank siel
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

母と楽しみにしていた金沢の旅行で最悪のカスタマーサービスを受けました。お客さんの立場や置かれて居る状況を察することが出来ない日本では珍しい最悪のサービスでした。 I think this place is the worst place, worst customer service in Japan which hardly seen and happen. We are not allow to bring our tablet to take some photos. Only accept mobile phone. We were looking forward taking beautiful photos at traditional place...More

3  Thank mikikoike2018
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

But just a tad too commercialized. There were many things to see, but it was very crowded, with many people being admitted into a very cramp space. We were herded along and did not really enjoy the visit. Would have liked to have more "space"...More

Thank tammytt00
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Well preserved wooden geisha tea house. Worth a visit to learn about this part of Japanese culture and Kanazawa history. Quiet atmosphere. There is a small garden, too. It is possible to drink tea in an adjancent room at extra cost. At the entrance there...More

Thank Lene R
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

walk through the rooms of this entertainment house which centuries ago was occupied by its wealthy guests and Geishas who liked to entertain them. see the instruments they used to play.

Thank Denis S
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Reviewed December 19, 2017 via mobile

This Geisha House is catered to the Upper Class Merchants of the Edo Period. It was the few Geisha House that have a 2nd Storey. 500 Yen admits one adult. You have see various musical instruments used by the Geisha. There is a also a...More

1  Thank Szi Wei L
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Reviewed December 19, 2017

This place within higashi chaya is worth visiting for a cultural experience, the tea house is preserved since many years back and everything inside is nicely protected and treasured even the decorations and the building architecture itself. There is a guide inside the tea house...More

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