There are two streets and their vicinity that you must absolutely in Kanazawa City: Nisahi Chya/Wets Tea Houses Street and Higashi Chaya/East Tea Houses Street!
Today let me take you around Nishi Chaya Street.
Next time you visit Kanazawa City, I’m sure you will find thousands of spots to photograph!
All these tea houses, dating back hundred of years, are recognizable to their peculiar window rows on the second floor which allow tea ladies and customers to see each other!
This ancient building is actually the seat of the Tea Houses Association and is still actively used by tea ladies for practicing dancing and playing diverse instruments!
The same house with its access alley!
This grand house has been completely renovated by the owners of the sweet beans shop on the ground floor!
A Tea House of a different style. Expensive!
This house is owned by the famous beef store called Tengu!
tengu is a kind of deity in Japan.
Can you spot its red mask?
Its mask always bear a long nose!
Now. this nose is an inspiration for a variety of symbols! LOL
An ancient house probably used as a warehouse.
Note the mon/crests on the roof!
A beautiful portal!
Tamura Tea House!
Yuki No Juku Tea House!
More tea houses!
An elegant entrance!
The back entrance to Nishi Chaya Street with many shops!
Some shops like Rakugan are famous all over Japan!
In the vicinity some old houses are still restored in between modern buildings!
An old and small temple and and house from across a bridge!
I’ll take you along Higashi Chaya Street next!
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