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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. Put Higashichaya Old Town and other Kanazawa attractions into our Kanazawa trip builder tool, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A small neighborhood with old teahouses, quaint alleys, and countless restaurants and shops. It's about a 10-15 minute walk from Kenrokuen. You'll find everything from high-end sushi to...  more »
  • A tourist site, old fashion small alley just too small. It's very nice to fell the atmosphere of old japanese fashioned experience  more »
  • Beautiful place to experience traditional Japan. Everywhere you look you find tiny details that highlight the old architecture style of the district. Even though most of the vendors/shops support English to some extent, I would recommend going with a guide tour (or someone who speaks japanese at least), many of the details and history of the place can only be fully appreciated when you can read it/know about it.
  • Classic Japanese view. Would recommend to everyone who watches Japanese movies for example (studio ghibli), and wants to see a Japanese village in real life. Absolutely a big recommendation of mine. Have fun visiting and tell your family / friends they should go there. (If they want)

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