Higashi Chaya District

Higashi Chaya District 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 Higashi Chaya District posted by Japanese travelers in the know.

Higashi Chaya District 3 Reviews

Higashi Chayagai District is the largest one of the three Chayagai Districts in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture. There're beautiful houses with traditional wooden fences and red walls. And they're very photogenic with Japanese Kimono! You can also enjoy lunch and cafe at Higashi Chayagai.◎I recommend to use rental kimono shop and walk in Higashi Chayagai in Kimono. I rented kimono at 'Kokoyui' this 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.

The town landscape of traditional buildings (called Ochaya architecture) at both sides and stone paved road is perfectly beautiful! It's nice to visit the first thing in the morning to walk around leisurely. There'll be so many tourists around 10:00 when the shops start to open, that we feel like to visit a crowded amusement park or something like that.