As the largest traditional teahouse in Kanzawa, Kaikaro is still operating with Geisha performances in the evening and tea served during the day.
The teahouse was built in 1820 and Geisha entertained visiting and local guests with music, parlour games and conversation. As a registered historic building, it has been painstakingly preserved and is home to a number of unusual features including gold-wovern tatmi in the Golden Tea Room, impressive kimsuko (wooden panels to prevent passersby peering in) and vermillion lacquered red stairs which greet guests as they enter. A high-end experience for sure, the tea room has an invitation only policy for evening shows in Autumn and Spring, but you can secure a space more easily than you might expect. During the day, visitors can explore the house and enjoy a range of tea and sweet options by the traditional sunken hearth.
- 1.8 km from Hokutetsu-Kanazawa Station
- 1.8 km from Kanazawa Station