Soshin is a Japanese-style cafe located in the historic Higashi Chaya area in Kanazawa. This charming cafe serves great coffee and desserts including ice cream, cakes and parfaits as well as light fare including sandwiches and pizza. The atmosphere is cozy and relaxing and provides a nice break when you have walked through the traditional Chayamachi district. There is a counter space on the ground level and an open cafe space with tables upstairs. Soshin is open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and closed on Wednesdays. The nearest bus station on the Kanazawa Loop Bus route is Hashiba-cho.
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