10 Teahouses in Kanazawa's Teahouse District For a Delicious Wind Down
Kanazawa City in Ishikawa Prefecture is home to many traditional teahouses, and around two thirds of these buildings still retain their traditional architecture. Here is an introduction to some of the best teahouses amongst the bountiful charms of these retro districts.
Sep 18 2019 (May 27 2022)
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1. Fumuro Chaya
Fumuro Chaya offers fu and other Japanese cuisine for you to enjoy with your tea. The 'Kanazawa Tori-fu' uses small pieces of fu in the shape of flowers. Adding this little flourish to an everyday dish can make it feel all the more special.
2. Hakuichi - Higashiyama Branch
3. Kanazawa Higashiyama Shitsurae
At the Japanese cafe on the second floor known as Café Yanagi-An, you can enjoy some light meals and snacks. The cafe also has a view of the central courtyard, so you can relax and unwind while enjoying the culinary delights of Japan's four seasons.
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1. Ochaya Shima
Once you have experienced the building, you can have some green tea with seasonal Japanese sweets. The sweets are lauded for their flavor and many people come from outside of the prefecture in order to taste the confectionary here. This is a great place to experience its unique Edo atmosphere with some Japanese sweets.
2. Hana no Yado
3. Amanatto Kawamura
The shaved ice sold in the summer comes highly recommended. If you are visiting in another season, the matcha parfait elegantly garnished with rice flour dumplings, matcha cake, and ice cream is also a mouthwatering dessert.
Experience History at the Kanazawa Teahouse District
In these popular districts of Kanazawa, the richness of the historical buildings provides a valuable opportunity for visitors to experience history. If you venture inside, you can enjoy their interiors, and many teahouses still allow visitors to relish a spot of tea with some Japanese sweets. In some teahouses, geisha even perform songs and dances for customers. After a tiring day of sightseeing, take a leisurely stroll in the teahouse districts of Kanazawa and unwind with some tea and sweets!
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Translated and republished with permission from: SPIRA (formerly known as Relux Magazine)
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