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Shima, Kanazawa

#7 of 95 in Historic Sites in Kanazawa
Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Soak up some history at Shima, a Geisha house that has been standing since 1820, now preserved as museum. Explore the elaborately decorated building, whose artifacts will transport you back to a time when customers sought entertainment by the music and dance here. Enjoy some tea and pastry in the garden, but note that there is no English information or guide here. See Shima and all Kanazawa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Kanazawa trip planner.
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  • Interesting little museum in former geisha house. They have articles used by the geishas— guitars, drums, hair pins, tip bags. I think it was 500-550 yen, and the museum will take you 15-20...  more »
  • I found the visit pleasant and interesting for 2 aspects. On the one hand, the historical building, its layout and garden. On the other hand, the way Geisha lived.  more »

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