Nagamachi District, Kanazawa. © touristinjapan.com

Nagamachi District, Kanazawa

The Nagamachi District in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, is a historic area where many Samurai families had their residence in the edo-period. The area is well known for its authentic atmosphere, and well preserved streets with canals, narrow stone paths and earthen walls which surround many of the properties. Some of the old residences, like the …

Kazue-Machi Chaya District, Kanazawa. Photo by Fabian Reus. CC BY-SA 2.0.

Kazue-machi Chaya District

Kazue-machi Chaya District in Kanazawa, is one of the city’s three traditional entertainment districts, and the second-largest of them. In this historic area, right next to Asanogawa bridge, one finds beautiful, old edo-period buildings, lined up along the Asano River. Kanazawa is rich on traditional Japanese culture. This also shows in the number of old entertainment districts. …

Higashi Chaya District, Kanazawa. © touristinjapan.com

Higashi Chaya District, Kanazawa

Higashi Chaya District in Kanazawa, is one of the city’s three traditional entertainment districts. In this historic area one finds beautiful, old edo-period buildings with tea houses, crafts shops, galleries, restaurants and museums. The feel of the area is much like it would have been 200 years ago. Kanazawa is rich on traditional Japanese culture. …

Nishi Chaya District, Kanazawa. © touristinjapan.com

Nishi Chaya District, Kanazawa

Nishi Chaya District in Kanazawa, is one of the city’s three traditional entertainment districts. In this small area (just 1 street), one finds beautiful, old-style 2-story buildings, housing tea houses, shops with traditional crafts and a museum displaying a complete replica of an original Chaya tea house. Kanazawa is rich on traditional Japanese culture. This …