Cobblestone Roads and Traditional Architecture
The Higashi Tea House Street in Kanazawa's castle town, built more than 100 years ago, exists as it was when it was first built. Visitors can rent period clothing and enjoy a leisurely walk around town. Japanese sweet shops, tradtional craftspeople and various knick-knack shops line the streets along with cafes and restaurants. It's possible to dine with geisha at the tea houses as well. You can even listen to shamisen [a type of Japanese guitar] and taiko [Japanese drum] music. Due to the area being very popular with tourists, if you're hoping to get photos of the surrounding scenery, it would be best to visit in the early morning or late afternoon, if possible.
|Address||Higashiyama, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, 920-0831|
Route 1 JR Shinkansen Nagoya–Maibara (30m) JR Limited Express Shirasagi Maibara–Kanazawa (2h) Take east exit to platform7 at Kanazawa Station Hokutetsu Kanazawa Bus Kanazawa Station–Hashibamachi (8m) Walk east 10 minutes Route 2 JR Limited Express Shirasagi Nagoya–Kanazawa (3h) Take east exit to platforms 6 and 7 at Kanazawa Station Hokutetsu Kanazawa Bus Kanazawa Station–Hashibamachi (8m) Walk east 10 minutes Route 3 Highway Bus Meitetsu Bus Center–Kanazawa Station East (4h) Take east exit to platforms 6 and 7 at Kanazawa Station Hokutetsu Kanazawa Bus Kanazawa Station–Hashibamachi (8m) Walk east 10 minutes ☑ All buses from platform 7 can be used
Open 24 Hours
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|Average visit length||1-1.5 hours|
|Websites||Official Site (JPN)https://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/spot/6320 Kanazawa Tourist Information Guide https://visitkanazawa.jp/mustgoplace/touristspot/area4/1|