Higashichaya Old Town, Kanazawa

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Step back in time to an age of samurais and geishas at Higashichaya Old Town, one of the nation's most intact and best-preserved fortified towns. Explore the historic district, dating from the Edo period, and marvel at its network of narrow streets lined with low, wood-paneled buildings. You'll pass small stores, cafes, and several historic teahouses that have stood there for centuries. Be sure to get off the main street to delve into the maze of back alleys crisscrossing the area. Put Higashichaya Old Town and other Kanazawa attractions into our Kanazawa trip builder tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A tourist site, old fashion small alley just too small. It's very nice to fell the atmosphere of old japanese fashioned experience  more »
  • Is one of quite a few "highlighted" stops in Kanazawa and on the tourist "loop bus" route. Well worth the stop and slow-walk around the quaint old streets. Area has plenty of craft/gift shops and...  more »

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