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Higashichaya Old Town, Kanazawa

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Historic Site Landmark
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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  • It's a quaint old part of Kanazawa. It is nice, but when we reached there, it felt like... that's it?  more »
  • A traditional area with interesting buildings and shops. Good to wander around for an hour or so. Definitely worth visiting the many small craft shops (not cheap) that are in this area.  more »
  • It was great to walk around and imagine how it might have been back in the day, when these houses were built. A good insight into old Kanazawa, certainly worth visiting.  more »