Nishi Chaya District

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Name in Japanese: にし茶屋街
Area: Ishikawa , Kanazawa
Address: 2-chome Nomachi, Kanazawa, Ishikawa-ken [map]
Access: 2.4 km from Kanazawa Station Hokuriku Shinkansen

The Nishi Tea House District is a small street of well preserved tea houses which are frequented by Geisha to the west of the Sai River.

The street is a relatively long way from central Kanazawa, but it’s only a 5 minute walk from the Ninja Temple, so if you’re in the area, it may be worth a look.

Photo by Gregory Lane

The Higashi Chaya District and the Kazue-machi Chaya District near the Asano River are more impressive.