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Address: 1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831, Ishikawa Prefecture
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Excellent historical Geisha House

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2016
Randall K
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Canberra, Australia

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Atherton, Australia
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 the history and see how life once was for the pre-WWII upper class and the... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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, but the entry fee and additional costs were reasonable compared to other houses in the... More 

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Japan
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Mal1694
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a well preserved traditional Geisha home and museum giving a very interesting glimpse into the life of a Geisha. Well worth a visit to this historic house and the surrounding area.

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bangkok
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54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This historic building is quite interesting. Security staff at the entrance require that you check all your "luggage," meaning camera bags, large purses, etc. SLR cameras not allowed doe to their size. There are lockers for your valuables, but it seemed quite strict. It is necessary, though, as the hallways and stairways are narrow and camera bags and such might... More 

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London
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203 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Went here with a Goodwill Guide, we gained so much information from him not only about the building, its history but also the Geisha life. Would definitely visit again

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australia
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156 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Worth a visit. Charming and interesting geisha home, largely intact. Interesting musical instruments, comb collection and kitchen!

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San Carlos, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

This summer our family visited Shima for the second time. Last summer, we loved their macha tea and exquisite wagashi, so we had to visit again. Shima has a lovely show case of how a geisha tea house looked like. It was fun imagining the sound of shamisen (Japanese string instrument) and dancing geisha. The best part is the tea... More 

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