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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  • We visited in the rain, but still enjoyed it. My daughter had a gold leaf foil ice cream which was a highlight for her. Lovely scenery.  more »
  • Go, what you do, that so far I guess. We received the famous sweets, we went sightseeing-Shima. Less than an hour? Also may need to spend time wearing kimonos taking pictures if it goes once or 10 minutes.
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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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