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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. Make Higashichaya Old Town a part of your Kanazawa vacation plans using our Kanazawa vacation builder.
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  • Stroll through the picturesque streets. Tea Tours and gold leaf paste experience was that during the 2 hours we was. I thought if you wish by going to experience closely will see quickly if you just really easy to end up deep in the real city.
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  • It is a teahouse Street is the old town. I went to winter weekday evenings or even less tourists, and slowly look around. You could also taste the atmosphere of the street music coming from somewhere. Itablet anyway good visit in order not in damp places, we never feel the atmosphere.
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  • The most recommended place to see if you wish to get the ambience of old Japanese community life. The traditional architectural houses, hallway and shops can not be missed by your camera. The shops th...  more »

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The well-preserved castle town of Kanazawa has a good range of accommodations, with the most popular among them sitting in tall modern blocks overlooking the historical areas of town, or the more commercial parts. Look to the west of the castle grounds for some particularly well-positioned options, offering urban views, spas, pools, and restaurants. North-west from here, close to the main train station, you'll find a good selection of slightly simpler options in tall blocks, while the residential districts across the city house simple guesthouses and the odd hostel.
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