The Higashi Chaya District, a popular tourist spot in Kanazawa, was designated as a national important historical district for its beautiful, traditional buildings. The buildings have traditional wooden walls and doors, and the pavement is made of old stones. It is a great area for enjoying food and shopping, with cafes and shops selling traditional Japanese sweets and arts and crafts. In the Ochaya Shima, designated an important cultural property, you can experience a traditional tea house.
Photograph provided by Ishikawa Prefectural Tourism League