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Very Old Wood Structures

Feels very Japanese steeped in history. Unique structures, shops, and geisha houses. Well worth... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Trek-Always
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Alpharetta, Georgia
Quaint Shopping Street with Some Very Exclusive Shops and Geisha Houses

Our group went here to see the shops and in the end visit a geisha's house. We had a very... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
dancing-freak
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Jerusalem
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This is a good part of Kanazawa to visit that is a well preserved part of Japanese history. Some old houses are open as shops, others are open as bars and restaurants. This is kind of both. There is an entrance fee which includes a...More

Thank Brisbane41
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Feels very Japanese steeped in history. Unique structures, shops, and geisha houses. Well worth a stroll. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

1  Thank Trek-Always
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Our group went here to see the shops and in the end visit a geisha's house. We had a very interesting meeting with a veteran geisha who explained us what the life of geishas looks like. I suppose that anyone who is disappointed with such...More

1  Thank dancing-freak
Reviewed 20 November 2017

The old town is an enclave of narrow streets and laneways established early in the 19th century. The wooden buildings are well preserved and located in a pleasant setting next to the river. Lots of interesting galleries and artisan shops. Lots of tourists too.

Thank ClaraHarriet
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We were at a sushi place and saw a poster for an evening with geisha at Kaikaro. The restaurant host told us it was a great evening and she was right. I have always been so intrigued by geisha girls so it was a brilliant...More

4  Thank Nida K
Reviewed 3 September 2017

In Kanazawa, geishas are called "geiken", but they're the same thing. They are actually professional entertainers skilled in dance, music, conversation, tea and food service - not "playmates". As our hostess told us "There are other professions for 'that'. . . " This tea house...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

It was interesting to visit small galleries and shops in the old town. You can walk in the narrow streets and feel old days like a movies.

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Reviewed 4 June 2017

Since Kanazawa had very little damage from World War II, it has this district that gives you a very good idea of what living in the traditional Japanese style house was like.

Thank skyhawk13
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Kaikaro historic geisha house costs 750yen to visit and is not as interesting as another historic geisha house Shima, nearby which only costs 500yen. See both if you must but I wouldn't bother with Kaikaro.

1  Thank suzziej
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Interesting to see the type of house that geishas would entertain in. Really gives you a sense of history.

1  Thank happyitchyfeet
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mymeo44
27 August 2016|
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Response from bonnefourchette3 | Reviewed this property |
Visit the teahouse's website. It is easy to find using Google.
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Lori808
21 July 2016|
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Response from bonnefourchette3 | Reviewed this property |
Self-tour. The teahouse also holds geisha performances for the public (mostly tourists) a few times a year.
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