Higashi Chaya

Located in Ishikawa Prefecture and a good 2 hours away from Tokyo by Shinkansen, Kanazawa is one of those cities where time has somehow stopped, giving us the chance to enjoy Japan like never before! This is especially true in Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District, which is the geisha district of Kanazawa and as such is one of its most well-preserved areas.

Much more modest than Kyoto’s geisha district, Higashi Chaya does however offer the chance for its visitors to not only enjoy some of Kanazawa’s most delicious treats and tea, but also the opportunity to visit some of the many guest house used in the past by geisha as living quarters (Ochaya Shima Guest House).

If beer and sake are more your thing, rest assured that Higashi Chaya has everything you need, and if you are curious enough you will exactly find what you are looking for in this district with a big selection of traditional bars and restaurants.

Category: Ishikawa, Summer, TSV
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