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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  • I had a guide with me which was useful in understanding the history of this beautiful part of Kanazawa. We did some gold design followed by an amble through the lovely lanes. The architecture is...  more »
  • We go here in the afternoon and by the time we arrived, most tourists left. Great little shops and a nice sake tasting room are waiting to be explored. Wear your walking shows, bring your camera!  more »
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