Higashichaya Old Town, Kanazawa

3.9
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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  • Here you can get lost, the street with completely different buildings! Higashi chaya is a beautiful preserved historic area, with several wooden buildings. It has been established in 1820 as a training ground. Here you will find many souvenir shops, tea houses and restaurants! If you have JR pass you can use the same company bus from Kanazawa Station (stop 4).
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  • It is quiet and recommended in the morning when there is no shop and café. You can enjoy the wonderful cityscape slowly as the times slip back in time.
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