In Kanazawa, this attractive alley preserves the rare atmosphere of so many machiya concentrated in one area.
Behind the Owari-cho main street, Kanazawa's typical compact townscapes of machiya (traditional townhouses) are scattered. The alley is lined with shops of local products such as gold leaf, bags and soy sauce-boiled food. The Izumi Kyoka Kinenkan Museum is dedicated to the renowned local novelist, and the Kuboichi Ototsurugi Shrine is nearby. The local residents are devoted to receiving and passing down Kanazawa's culture.