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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 small neighborhood with old teahouses, quaint alleys, and countless restaurants and shops. It's about a 10-15 minute walk from Kenrokuen. You'll find everything from high-end sushi to... 
    A small neighborhood with old teahouses, quaint alleys, and countless restaurants and shops. It's about a 10-15 minute walk from Kenrokuen. You'll find everything from high-end sushi to...  more »
  • A tourist site, old fashion small alley just too small. It's very nice to fell the atmosphere of old japanese fashioned experience 
    A tourist site, old fashion small alley just too small. It's very nice to fell the atmosphere of old japanese fashioned experience  more »
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  • I highly recommend this place when you visit Kanazawa. Enjoy the breathtaking historic architectures, local Sake and Japanese sweets!! You can find some interesting souvenirs that you can only purchase here at Higashi Chaya District. It took about 1-2 hours to check all the stores there
  • Worth a visit, but probably later in the day. While there was barely anyone there, a lot of the shops & restaurants were closed. Easy access via the Kanazawa Loop Bus

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