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While it is interesting to walk through a Japanese house, there is very little stuff inside and almost no explanation in English. So you can see a couple of hair brushes, a musical instrument and two drums more or less.
We really enjoyed our visit--the house is really well preserved, and the staff is really nice. My kids got to try out a shamisen, which was fun for them. To make the most of the visit, it is worth looking up a little bit about...More
This traditional former geisha house dates from 1820. Inside you are able to see what living conditions were like for the average geisha. The tea shop is a great place to have a break and relax. Beautiful garden and serene atmosphere.
This Geisha house for upper class merchants was built of wood in 1820 and remains much the same today.
It is easy to see how the merchants were entertained with musical instruments and dancing. A visit to the underground kitchen and cellars showed how the...More
Very nice place to visit. When we were there, it rained a great deal so that made us decide to go in. Amazing to see how an okaya used to be, surprised to find out how tiny and flimsy it all is. I mean, rice...More
In this very nice 'old' neighbourhood, you can visit this former geisha house. Just two floors, but it gives a good impression of the old days. Check the drums (for a former 'game' between client and geisha) and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.
The Higashi Kuruwa was a high-class eastern pleasure quarter established in 1820 by the Saga feudal government. It was a place for wealthy tradesmen and scholars to go to socialize with their peers and watch geishas play the Japanese harp and the shamisen, dance, sing...More