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Higashi-Chaya district

Higashi-Chaya districtHigashi-Chaya district is one of three old downtowns in Kanazawa.
It is on the north side of Asano River through Kanazawa city, and is located about 1 km northeast of Kanazawa Castle Park.

This old downtown was built in 1820, and is the largest among three downtowns.
The main street is about 150 meters long from east to west, and several old wooden two-story Japanese-style restaurants and tea houses along the street.
In the district around the street, there are about 80 old buildings.

Second floors of most restaurants are for banquet.
There is a wide Japanese room, and geisha girls entertain the guests with their dances and songs there.

Most of the restaurants don't receive the first-time customer. We cannot visit them without the introduce by the patrons.
But only "Shima" and "Kaikarou" are opened to the tourists for a fee.

Shima official website

How to get to here

By route bus

By Kanazawa Loop bus, from Kanazawa station to Hashiba-cho stop, about 12 minutes. (Fare : 200 yen)

By car

Run the Hokuriku Expressway, and exit at Kanazawa Morimoto Exit. About 7 km from there, about 10 minutes.




Main street of Higashi-Chaya
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Main street of Higashi-Chaya
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Shima restaurant
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Japanese room in Shima
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Kaikarou tea house Japanese room in Kaikarou
Main street in winter
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association
Geisha in Kanazawa
Photo by Kanazawa City Tourism Association

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