Admiring the traditional house’s exterior & beautiful small streets in Kanazawa’s Higashi Chaya district. You’d be lucky to spot the ever-elusive geisha walking between appointments in this area!
Higashi Chaya District in Kanazawa - one of the three preserved entertainment districts in Ishigaya Prefecture. Many old Teahouse and shops that sell gold leaf products, which is a speciality of the area. Gotta have the gold leaf ice cream!🍦
Stopped by this dessert shop on our little geisha-spotting mission (Higashi Chaya district in Kanazawa is supposedly famous for being a geisha hotspot)
- Matcha, adzuki, sticky rice balls kakigori ¥900
- Anmitsu with ice cream & matcha syrup ¥900
- Cafe Mocha ¥650
Chaya is a traditional place of feasts and entertainment, where geisha have been entertaining people by performing dances and playing Japanese traditional musical instruments since the Edo period. The construction of two-story houses except chaya houses was prohibited in the Edo period. A chaya house is characterized with a beautiful lattice called "kimusuko" on the outer side of the first floor and Japanese-style guestrooms located on the second floor.