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Old Japan

I was there in the morning. There were no geishas, but there were many domestic tourists. This is... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2018
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Geisha district

The city's famous geisha district, Higashi Chayagai district. The name of the quarter is "the... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
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1-14-8 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Reviewed April 30, 2019

We began our tour with a guide and then had time on our own to explore. We had a very pleasant stroll along the river but the Geisha district itself was a little disappointing – perhaps our expectations were too high. The wooden buildings and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

I was there in the morning. There were no geishas, but there were many domestic tourists. This is what old Japan looked like, with quaint buildings, back alleys and beautiful boulevards. The buildings are now occupied by high end souvenir and snack shops. It's all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The city's famous geisha district, Higashi Chayagai district. The name of the quarter is "the eastern tea-house district" and, as its name suggests, is located in the eastern part of the city and is known for its many tea houses. You can stop for a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

When you are in Kanazawa and you need to walk off your sushi, this is one option for walking. Many old buildings and reformed ones that contribute to this great atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We remained in Higashi Chaya the old geisha teahouse district with narrow streets and wooden facades. Occasionally a geisha would walk by. (This city is the only place besides Kyoto where geisha train. ) We stayed in a 150 year old tea house and spent...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Marina H
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is a good part of Kanazawa to visit that is a well preserved part of Japanese history. Some old houses are open as shops, others are open as bars and restaurants. This is kind of both. There is an entrance fee which includes a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Feels very Japanese steeped in history. Unique structures, shops, and geisha houses. Well worth a stroll. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed February 10, 2018

Our group went here to see the shops and in the end visit a geisha's house. We had a very interesting meeting with a veteran geisha who explained us what the life of geishas looks like. I suppose that anyone who is disappointed with such...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank dancing-freak
Reviewed November 19, 2017

The old town is an enclave of narrow streets and laneways established early in the 19th century. The wooden buildings are well preserved and located in a pleasant setting next to the river. Lots of interesting galleries and artisan shops. Lots of tourists too.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank ClaraHarriet
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We were at a sushi place and saw a poster for an evening with geisha at Kaikaro. The restaurant host told us it was a great evening and she was right. I have always been so intrigued by geisha girls so it was a brilliant...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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August 26, 2016|
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Response from bonnefourchette3 | Reviewed this property |
Visit the teahouse's website. It is easy to find using Google.
Lori C
July 21, 2016|
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Response from bonnefourchette3 | Reviewed this property |
Self-tour. The teahouse also holds geisha performances for the public (mostly tourists) a few times a year.