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01 Kenrokuen Garden and Circumference of Kanazawa Castle Park
02 Around Korinbo, Kata-machi, and Naga-machi
03 Around Kanazawa Station, Musashigatsuji, and Owari-cho
04 Around Higashiyama and Utatsuyama
05 Around No-machi, Tera-machi, Nodayama, and Kodatsuno
06 Kanazawa Suburbs
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03. Around Kanazawa Station, Musashigatsuji, and Owari-cho
Around Kanazawa Station The Old Site of Mr. Kurando Terashima's House
Omi-cho Market Kazue-machi Chaya District
Around Musashigatsuji    
  [ Kazue-machi Chaya District ]
Kazue-machi Chaya District photo
Kazue-machi Chaya District photo
Kazue-machi Chaya District photo
Kazue-machi Chaya District photo
Kazue-machi Chaya District photo

- Historical Rows of Houses Designated as Japan's Cultural Assets
Kazue-machi is an old geisha district located along the river between Asanogawa Ohashi Bridge and Naka-no Hashi Bridge. Gaisha are traditional, female Japanese entertainers, whose skills include performing various Japanese arts, such as classical music and dance. It is one of the three geisha districts of Kanazawa.
Chaya is a traditional place of feasts and entertainments, where geisha perform dances and play Japanese traditional musical instruments, such as the shamisen (a three-stringed musical instrument), bamboo flute, and drum. Still now, many chaya houses and restaurants are located in this neighborhood, and people may hear the sound of the shamisen from the twilight time.
When you stroll around this area, you can see very Kanazawa-like and Japanese-like scenes and atmospheres, such as the view of the area from Asanogawa Ohashi Bridge, the rows of chaya houses in Kazue-machi, the appearance of Naka-no Hashi Bridge, and Kuragarizaka (a dark slope), which connects to the Owari-cho hill area.
The historical rows of this teahouse town have been designated as Japan's cultural assets since 2008.

Around Kanazawa Station, Musashi-ga-tsuji, and Owari-cho photo
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