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Higashi Chaya District

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4.2 (18358)

1 Chome-13 Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa 920-0831, Japan

Traditional neighborhood with teahouses where geisha perform, plus shops selling gold-leaf crafts.

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Moh 4 weeks ago

Interesting walk into the past! Plenty of shops line the area, mostly cafes and gift shops. Great place for a stroll, especially during the light rain, which amplified the beauty of the wood houses and the brick and stone streets. Taking photos is tricky here due to the many other people walking around. No big deal, if you’re patient you can get a few clear shots. I actually enjoyed people in my photos for once, due to the rain, they were all carrying umbrellas, and that made for some interesting shots. But if you hope to capture a scene absent of any modern day interferences, might be tough, ha ha. One thing I wish was it was bigger, it was a long walk getting there and I managed to walk through it in only a few minutes, and I took my time too, but even that was not enough to make it worth walking 4km to get to. My advice, maybe drive by or bus it, spend some time walking the streets and smelling what I believe was the wood, and then carry on to the garden and castle a short walk away.

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Harro 2 months ago

Wonderful area to stroll around and get a glimpse of what life was like before modern buildings and construction. Lovely small alleys to walk down close to the river. Very picturesque and lots if photo opportunities. We we were there mid-morning on a weekday and there were not many tourists about.

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Rin Shima 2 months ago

There is some extremely beautiful architecture in this area with it being filled with old temples. You can also try matcha at one of the famous tea houses, which was quite good if not a bit overpriced for what you get. It is also very touristy, might be an idea to go in the evening when it's a bit quieter!

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Nadeshiko Kagamihara 2 months ago

Comfy street to walk down with lots of small tea shops scattered around. Just a few streets away from the most touristy part it's quite calm and relaxing as well with way less tourists around! The food and tea can be quite expensive but it is what to be expected from a tourist attraction such as this one.

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Fadhly Maskor 3 months ago

An enchanting place with lots of historical sights. The views are stunning, and it'll take you back in time of the samurai and shogunate era. Lots of traditional goodies to buy and excite your taste buds.