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Address: Nomachi, Kanazawa 921-8031, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Empty at night

The place really empty and there was nothing to do when we arrived. Fimd out what the good hours for visiting this streets are before coming.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 November 2016
Daniel N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The place really empty and there was nothing to do when we arrived. Fimd out what the good hours for visiting this streets are before coming.

Thank Daniel N
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This is the biggest and busiest of all the districts and this street is popular with the big bus loads of tourists. Shops, tea houses and food shops here. Very busy.

Thank Tweetcoz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very atmospheric especially early morning and at dusk when all the tour groups have gone. A Goodwill guide showed us around and we gleaned so much information from him we went back another two times so we could absorb the history

Thank Minkymonkey
Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

Structure, scope and interestingness are less compare to the other one opposite direction. One street with 2 rows old style tea house, one free admission museum at the corners end of the street.

Thank hckok77
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

A short 5 min walk from the Ninja temple, its a really short but nice street. At one end of it is a free museum. Couple of cafes and souvenir shops here. Pop by only if you are in the vicinity.

1 Thank BertSG
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

Obviously not as popular as the eastern part, but the small street is a nice experience after walking around the temple area, or even just coming back from the " Ninja" Temple. Kakao Sampaka has some great Japanese cutomized options, except their famous chocolate. If you eat inside you'll get to experience a Japanese style tea-house with ikebana arrangemt included.

Thank Atekka S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

This "South Tea House" district is very small - just one short street. Higashi Chaya (East Teahouse) district is way more interesting and scenic. The only reason to visit this district is the Myoryuji (Ninja) Temple which is close by. There is a temple district nearby and again, there is not much to see.

4 Thank MarkKwok
La Mesa, CA.
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2013

Certainly not as interesting or near original as the Higashichaya Street on the east side of the river. I would not recommend wasting your time visiting this location unless you have a lot of time to kill and are not interested in authentic old Japan. Sorry to be so negative, but felt I had to warn visitors from abroad.

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Luebeck, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

I expected more. But there was only one short street. If you have to decide between Higashi or Nishi, you should stay with Higashichaya. - There is only one other reason to walk to this area of Kanazawa, the Ninjadera. If you have only one day in Kanazawa, skip Nishichaya and the temple. That will save you one hour.

1 Thank Seidenpriester
Tokyo, Japan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2012

it's less touristy compare to the higashi chaya, which will suit those who prefer a quiet stroll, can combine this with a visit with Myoryuji, which is only nearby

Thank meiyih

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