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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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  • Higashichaya is a nice old town, but there's nothing much to see except for a few rows of old houses during Edo period, and especially if you have been to Takayama. However it's one of the main attrac...  more »
  • Walked in, freezing rain turned into snow in the city. Archaic and piercing clean and orderly streets are kamoshidashite atmosphere of the old days. Five people from the families to take pictures, lots of tourists like to ask this. Looks good in family pleasing as possible. There is still I in the tourist areas around me taking pictures and asked on my men and beasts harmless atmosphere? (Lol)
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  • Rainy night came at around 6 pm. To take the pictures are good. Most of the shops are closed, the restaurant and the Inn was open.
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