This garden originated more than 300 years ago as the garden of the secondary residence of the feudal lord of that time. It is one of the best daimyo gardens, and one of the three most famous gardens in Japan. You can enjoy the Japanese atmosphere of its beautiful landscaping at any time of year.
The Naga-machi Buke Yashiki District used to be a residential area in which many middle class samurai of the Kaga clan lived. Presently, many of these mansions are still used as private residences, where the historical character of the narrow alleys, earthen walls and front gates remains preserved.
The Higashi Chaya District is one of Kanazawa’s three tea-house districts. The historical rows of teahouses rival Kyoto’s Gion and Kanazawa’s Kazue-machi in beauty, and they have been designated as an important national cultural asset. When you enter the back streets, you will soon find a maze of continuous alleys. From the Higashi Chaya District, it takes three minutes on foot to the bank of the Asano River. The Higashi Chaya District and Asano river area are places where you can enjoy strolling and become acquainted with Japanese history and culture.