Kanazawa: Higashi Chaya District & Asano River Area

Kanazawa: Higashi Chaya District & Asano River Area

Known for its traditional teahouses and historic streetscape, the Higashi Chaya District of Kanazawa is a popular destination for many travellers. Located on the eastern-side of Asano River, around 25 to 30-minutes walk from Kanazawa Station, the area also boasts an excellent range of accommodation – mostly ‘ryokan’ (traditional guesthouses) along with small, family-run hotels and self-contained apartments.

Travelers wanting to enjoy a traditional guesthouse should consider this area as they are dotted around the area surrounding Higashi Chaya and along the streets following Asano River. In addition, there are some excellent restaurants in the area that offer some of Kanazawa’s best dining experiences. Less convenient than staying in the area around Kanazawa Station – where you will find many large, Western-style hotels – choosing accommodation in this area offers a more traditional experience and within 20 to 30-minutes walk the Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle Park area.

Want to experience Kanazawa’s unique culture for yourself?

Based in Central Japan and operating all-year-round, we offer a highly entertaining group-tour of Kanazawa that is sure to please. All tours are led by locally-based guides and will take you around all of the must-see sights in Kanazawa, as well as some lesser known gems. Our tours are fun, interactive and family-friendly. For more information, or to book a tour, click on the banner or button below.

Of course, we also offer private tours and transport in and around the Kanazawa Area, and other regional destinations. Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from your preferred destinations in combination with any activity that suits your schedule. All vehicles are well-maintained and in good condition, allowing you to relax and enjoy your ride to wherever you are going. 

We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide. We’d love to be part of your adventure in Central Japan and help you discover even more!

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From Kanazawa Station, take the Kanazawa Right Loop Bus to the park - approx. 10-min / JPY200 one-way. Alternatively, the walk from the station takes around 30-minutes


Kanazawa: Higashi Chaya District & Asano River Area