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Nishi Chaya District

One of the Three Chaya Districts of Kanazawa

The Nishi Chaya District is one of the three geisha (traditional female Japanese entertainers) districts of Kanazawa, and located 500 m away from the Saigawa Ohashi Bridge in the central part of the city. Chaya is a traditional place of feasts and entertainment. You can find a number of two-story wooden chaya houses along the main street. At the time of twilight, you may hear the sound of the shamisen (a three-stringed musical instrument) and strongly feel the atmosphere of the Kanazawa-like chaya machi.

The Kanazawa Nishi Chaya Shiryokan Museum is a building reproducing a chaya house, where you can see the guest room of the chaya house.

Information

Address
2-25-18 No-machi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Parking
None
Notes
Sightseeing volunteer guides stand by here, guide visitors around the Nishi Chaya district, and give information on local sightseeing spots for free

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