Shima Ochaya (志摩) has a long history in the Higashi Chaya District. It was built in the 1820s and was well-known as an entertainment venue in Kanazawa. Today it stands as a museum and an Important Cultural Site. Spread over two floors, visitors can see the instruments used by the geisha to entertain guests to the tea house and glimpse into how the tea houses of the area looked in the late Edo period. Explanations are only in Japanese but a simple English pamphlet is also available.