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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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  • Even just to take a walk, wearing a kimono is lined with many gadgets, Shop souvenir shop during the day, very lively young is feeling. Further is a stunning restaurant city the atmosphere at night with the lights of the city's best.
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  • Like the Gion in Kyoto, this area has succumbed to intense tourism and while the buildings are charming and give one a sense of old Japan, the shops, crowds, and commercialism greatly detract from the...  more »
  • Remains of the old town, standing quietly. That sense of Higashi teahouse Street. It is nice, walk around wearing a kimono. And it is nice of the Asano River or take a stroll.
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