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“Very charming!”

Higashichaya Old Town
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US$683.16*
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Private Kanazawa Custom Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle
Ranked #4 of 269 things to do in Kanazawa
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 2 April 2014

This place is one of the few still working Geisha districts in Japan... Some of the tea houses are absolutely stunning! Must see if you visit Kanazawa.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

This was a lovely area to visit, paved streets lined with beautiful old traditional wooden buildings. It's not a very large area but still worth a look.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We took the Lighup Bus and toured the historic district at night. It is beautiful and full of history - now shops and restaurants but you can truly sense the history and imagine Samurai and Geisha frequenting the area.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Great little place lovely old style streets and houses. Excellent tea house you can go in called Ochaya Shima and have green tea. You also get to walk around the rooms. Lovely

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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Having read probably every geisha biography there is, this was an absolute highlight of my Japan trip. Visiting the ochaya and being able to take pictures made me so happy. I felt like a little kid again. The district is very well kept and nicely renovated. The facades of the houses in all different shades of wood work and colour make great photo subjects. At the bottom of the houses are nice stores. Shopping in japan is so much fun, because they let you look at things without hasseling you to buy something. It was a treat to have been there and I know one day I'll go back.

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