Travel to Kanazawa and Gokayama Part 7: Light-up at Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District

金沢 ひがし茶屋街 ライトアップ アイキャッチ画像


I traveled to Kanazawa (Ishikawa Prefecture) and Gokayama (Toyama Prefecture) for three days and two nights. This was my first visit to Hokuriku District and I felt unique atmosphere there. In this article, I will write about light-up at Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District as part of Day 2.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1 (1) Kanazawa Station, Omi-cho Market and Oyama Jinja Shrine
* Day 1 (2) Buke Yashiki District, 21st Century Museum and D.T. Suzuki Museum
* Day 1 (3) Kanazawa Castle Park and Kanazawa Station (Illumination)
* Day 2 (1) Kenrokuen Garden
* Day 2 (2) Kanazawa Castle Park
* Day 2 (3) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District
* Day 2 (4) Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District (Light-up) [This article]
* Day 3 (1) Gokayama: Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (2) Gokayama: Ainokura Gassho-zukuri Village
* Day 3 (3) Kanazawa Station

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Following the previous post, I continued to walk around Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District. In the evening, the light-up has started.

Higashi Chaya District

To begin with, Higashi Chaya District.Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District1

Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District2

Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District3

In contrast to the day, the number of tourists was less in the evening.

A symbolic willow tree.Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District4


Now it has got dark and I changed color shade.""


Kazue-machi Chaya Distric

I left Higashi Chaya District for now and moved to Kazue-machi Chaya District.Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District1

Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District2

Akari-zaka.Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District Akari-zaka1

Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District Akari-zaka2

Kuragari-zaka.Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District Kuragari-zaka1

Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District Kuragari-zaka2

Small torii gate.""

I changed color shade so that the scene became more dramatic.""

View of Asanogawa Ohashi Bridge.Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District Asanogawa Ohashi Bridge

Shops along Asanogawa River.Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District 3

Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District 4

Higashi Chaya District

I returned to Higashi Chaya District. Now I rarely saw other tourists.""


I found a man who took photos with tripods.""

Now I also started to take photos with tripods.Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District Light-up1

Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District Light-up2


Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District Light-up3

A willow tree.""

Kanazawa Higashi Chaya District Light-up4

Kazue-machi Chaya District

Since I had some time, I took photos at Kazue-machi Chaya District again.Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District Light-up1

Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District Light-up2

Kanazawa Kazue-machi Chaya District Light-up3

Then, I moved back to Kanazawa station by bus and completed all of my activities in the second day.


That’s it for the article about the light-up at Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District as part of Day 2. As I mentioned above, there were many tourists at Higashi Chaya District and Kazue-machi Chaya District during the day while there were less tourists there in the evening. So, if you would like to take photos with less people, I would recommend you visit in the evening.

On the third day of my trip, I went for an outing to historic villages of Gokayama, a World Heritage site. In the next article, I will write about Suganuma Gassho-zukuri Village.

[Related Link]
Kanazawa Tourist Information Guide (English)

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