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Ochaya Shima, Kanazawa

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Soak up some history at Ochaya Shima, a Geisha house that has been standing since 1820, now preserved as museum. Explore the elaborately decorated building, whose artifacts will transport you back to a time when customers sought entertainment by the music and dance here. Enjoy some tea and pastry in the garden, but note that there is no English information or guide here. See Ochaya Shima and all Kanazawa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kanazawa trip planner.
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  • Interesting little museum in former geisha house. They have articles used by the geishas— guitars, drums, hair pins, tip bags. I think it was 500-550 yen, and the museum will take you 15-20... 
    Interesting little museum in former geisha house. They have articles used by the geishas— guitars, drums, hair pins, tip bags. I think it was 500-550 yen, and the museum will take you 15-20...  more »
  • I found the visit pleasant and interesting for 2 aspects. On the one hand, the historical building, its layout and garden. On the other hand, the way Geisha lived. 
    I found the visit pleasant and interesting for 2 aspects. On the one hand, the historical building, its layout and garden. On the other hand, the way Geisha lived.  more »
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  • Great local history and a moment of peace to drink tea and stare at a beautiful garden.
  • If you like tea, small museums and that classic jazz, then go here. The Macha tea experience in the center of the house was so relaxing, and seeing the tea house with some unique items from back on the day is great. No pictures but drawing IS OK.

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