The Japan Alps and the North Chubu Coast Sights

Higashi Chaya Machi (Eastern Pleasure Quarter)

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  • Kanazawa
  • Historic District/Site

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

The high-class entertainment district of Edo-period Kanazawa was near the Asano-gawa. Now the pleasures are limited to viewing quaint old geisha houses recognizable by their wood-slat facades and latticed windows. Many have become tearooms, restaurants, or minshuku. If you are lucky, you might see a geisha scuttling to an appointment. Take the JR bus from Kanazawa Station (¥200) to Hachira-cho, just before the Asano-gawa Ohashi. Cross the bridge and walk northeast into the quarter.

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Higashi no Kurawa, Kanazawa, Ishikawa-ken, Japan

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Published 12/10/2015


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