Located on the main street of the charming neighbourhood of Higashi, Chaya-Gai is one of the most beautiful old geisha houses, Shima, which has now been converted into an authentic theme museum about the life of geishas. It's small but spacious, built of wood in the style of the Edo period. Entrance costs 400 yen, and you should take off your shoes. Inside you can see an interesting collection of combs and traditional instruments like the shamisen. Perfect for lovers of ancient history and Japanese culture.