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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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  • You can really feel Japanese traditional spirit as you walk through these streets! there are many shops with traditional souveneers, lined along the streets. 
  • Good photo taking of the old street & shop-houses. Had my best sake ice-cream in this sake bar (Fukumitsuya Sake Brewery)! Simply want to bring a carton of those sake home :P 
  • In a very quaint place, including shopping, is recommended. How to make a leaf was taught. Until now without knowing how to make how to make a paper specifically extending the money, the hassle, I was surprised.
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