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. Put Higashichaya Old Town and other Kanazawa attractions into our Kanazawa trip builder tool , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Delicious landscape topic, something so great. Walk slowly, the look at experience the Kanazawa City was selected as a traditional building group preservation area. Here is a must. Including parking municipal parking located near the
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  • October 3, 2017
    The main reason I went to Kanazawa was to see the old part of the city and see how it compares to Kyoto. It is just as beautiful on a smaller scale. A real treasure.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    One day was participated in the bus tour. I arrived about 9:00 because it was the first tourist spot. Perfect photo shoot for no shops open, but people thought of time. Hours later, the shop is open to revisit the shopping.
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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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