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Shima

1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-252-5675
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Old geisha house

This is quite a unique visit, as most geisha houses are still used or have been destroyed. A time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
slipkangourou
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Albières, France
Historic Geisha House

Interesting building, collections of Geisha hair ornaments, musical instruments, kimonos, etc. The... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Sue K
,
Ludlow, United Kingdom
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1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-252-5675

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is quite a unique visit, as most geisha houses are still used or have been destroyed. A time slip to the Edo period.

Thank slipkangourou
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Interesting building, collections of Geisha hair ornaments, musical instruments, kimonos, etc. The kitchen was particularly interesting. We were quite late in the day so one of the main rooms was closed.

Thank Sue K
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This house is in the historic Geisha District of Kanazawa. The house is large & beautifully evokes the atmosphere of the geisha culture. The brochure & floor plan provided clearly explains the purpose of each room. There is a lovely garden & even an original...More

Thank suzziej
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I hadn't anticipated on going to Shima but passing by decided to take the plunge. I'm so glad I did! It was like stepping back into time and if you have ever read up on geishas, it really made things come to light. There's minimal...More

1  Thank hkteach
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Very nice old tea-house in the Geisha district Preserved very nice and very interesting to see they had good time in old times.

1  Thank Shlomi T
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My kids (15YO, 13YO, 6YO) and my husband and I all enjoyed this beautiful piece of Japanese history. The staff were incredibly friendly and it was a real privilege to view the inside of a historic geisha house. Even without English translation, you can feel...More

2  Thank MelMom3
Reviewed 27 December 2016

The building is quite interesting to visit but I preferred Kaikaro, which is located nearby. NOTE: You are unable to take photos using an iPAD or iPAD mini at this site - smartphones are fine though.

1  Thank SPS S
Reviewed 21 December 2016

From the exterior it blends in with the surrounding houses, but once you step inside it is a historical account of the life of a Geisha. Each room is well preserved and maintained. We did not choose to stop and enjoy the tea and sweets,...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I definitely recommend having a good time in the quiet, warm and comfortable tea room. You can enjoy Japanese green tea and a little sweets in there. It only cost 700 yen!

Thank Mal1694
Reviewed 25 November 2016

It is not shiny as Chateau de Versailles, but shows the finest work of Japanese architects. The wood is carefully chosen to match each rooms. Ask the guides inside about the information

1  Thank Emorse0
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