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Shima

1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
+81 76-252-5675
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Quite unique

Whilst traditionally minimalist the house displayed a number of items using by the geisha and was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chelsea B
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
A fascinating piece of Japanese social history!

I thought that this was the best historic Geisha tea house that I saw. It is brilliantly maintained... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roger T
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London, United Kingdom
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LOCATION
1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
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+81 76-252-5675

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whilst traditionally minimalist the house displayed a number of items using by the geisha and was reasonably interesting.

Thank Chelsea B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought that this was the best historic Geisha tea house that I saw. It is brilliantly maintained and explained, and one can get a real feeling of how it must have felt, looked and sounded when it was a Geisha house. Even the wooden...More

Thank Roger T
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I feel like it's a little expensive for the experience however I enjoyed it. Very tranquil and they gave you English explanations which I appreciated. Could use a few more for the exhibits as there is no info on those

Thank emconway1
Reviewed 20 July 2017

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 22 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
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