Shima

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Shima is one of the best places to travel in Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for attractions, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Shima posted by Japanese travelers in the know.
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A Fascinating Hanamachi Atmosphere Remains Here. An Important Cultural Asset 'Ocha-ya' With A Long History.

There's a lingering scent of old times here and there in this representative structure of 'ocha-ya', and you can feel like a time traveling to Edo period. Such an elaborately, gorgeously and dignifiedly made house in Higashi Chaya Machi had been once set as high valuation as Kyoto Gion. Feel the fascinating atmosphere.
Kaoloon09/30/2016

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ADDRESS

1-13-21 Higashiyama, kanazawa-shi, ishikawa

TEL

076-252-5675

HOURS

9:00-18:00

MAP

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Nearby Things To Do

Higashi Chaya District

A Tasteful Chaya-gai You Can Enjoy Shopping And Café Time

Higashi chaya-gai is the most famous of the three chaya-gai districts in Kanazawa. Pretty cafes and shops stand in a line like an old castle town. Ocha-ya that says 'First-time Customers Refused' at night, opens as a café in the daytime and you can enter in the shop.

Kazue-machi Chaya District

Beautiful Harmony Of Proudly Blooming Cherries & Tasteful Traditional Townscape

One of the three chaya towns in Kanazawa, Kazue-machi chaya town has tasteful stone pavements and Sembon-koushi (wooden lattice windows). As soon as you enter the narrow alley, you can feel like a time travel to Edo Period. It becomes more tasteful in the season of cherry blossoms. You all shouldn't miss the scenery of both together in only spring.

Kenrokuen Garden

No.1 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spot In Kanazawa! Kenroku-en Selected As One Of The 100 Best Cherry Blossom Spots

You can enjoy Kenroku-en throughout the year, but the cherry blossom season is specially recommendable. There're co-starring 40 kinds and 420 trees of cherry blossom.

21st Century Museum Of Contemporary Art Kanazawa

A Symbolic Art Of This Museum 'The Swimming Pool'

Leandro Erich's 'The Swimming Pool' is very attractive to take pictures! It's can be seen both from the ground and inside the pool, and you can see from the ground for free.

A Site Of Samurai House Nomura-ke

Fascinated With A Beautiful Japanese Garden. Two Michelin-starred High Class Samurai House

Fusuma doors with landscape paintings of the Kano school, shoji (papered) doors with glasses, and ceiling all made of Japanese cypress, the formal house has these wonderful workmanship. And, a garden won the third place of the best Japanese garden chosen by the garden specialized journal in America is worth seeing.

Kinjo Reitaku

The Strongest Spiritual Power Spot In Kanazawa! A Mysterious Spring That The Name 'Kanazawa' Is derived From

In old time, a man Togoro washed yam here, then he found gold dusts. From such a story, 'a swamp (沢) to wash gold (金)' became 'Kanazawa (金沢). It doesn't run dry under a blazing sun in midsummer and overflow after a long rain. It's a mysterious spring always filled with clear water.

Kanazawa Station

Kanazawa's Symbol! A Great Tuzumi-mon Gate Born From A Traditional Performing Arts Of Japan

A beautiful architecture in front of Kanazawa station, it's called Tuzumi-mon borrowing its motif from tuzumi, a kind of drums used in a traditional performing arts 'Nogaku'. With a Motemashi Dome in it, they emanate great presences.

Kanazawa Umimirai Library

A City Library With Beautiful Dotted Windows

It has won some prizes such as '25 most beautiful libraries in the world'. Inside the library with windows like dots on the white wall, the 2nd and 3rd floor are very open for the stairwells. There're three different sizes for the windows and the sun light comes from them beautifully to wrap the room gently.

Kanazawa Castle Park

Fascinating Harmony Between Picturesque Kanazawa Castle & Cherry Blossom

Kanazawa Castle Park adjoining Kenroku-en Garden, a well-known place for cherry blossom. On Ohori-dori Street (between Kenroku-en and Castle Park) and Hasuikemon-dori (a street from Konya-zaka to Mayumi-zaka guchi), the scene of 360 cherry blossom trees, Someiyoshino, are the highlights.

Kimono Rental Shop KOKOYUI

Find Your Favorite Kimono! Walking In Kanazawa With Casual Kimono

At Rental Kimono Shop KOKOYUI, you can choose casual kimono from 150 kinds, and what's more, you can coordinate also Obi, Han-eri (collar), Obi-dome (accessary for Obi) and even Haori (jacket for kimono). I like the decorative tied Obi, so they can dress us very beautifully and carefully.

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