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Kanazawa: Samurai and Geisha District Walking Tour

Product ID: 357275
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See the traditional side of Japan by exploring the Samurai and Geisha districts of Kanazawa. Visit historic Kenrokuen and Kanazawa castle and sample the famous Gold Leaf ice cream
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Duration: 4.5 hours
Starting time 1:00 PM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the Samurai and Geisha districts of Kanazawa
  • Visit one of the top Japanese gardens in the country
  • Sample a legendary Gold Leaf Ice Cream
Full description
Follow your guide to Nagamachi, a neighborhood once inhabited by a band of Samurais. Discover remnants of this part of Kanazawa’s history with a visit to Nomura Clan Samurai House and see famous artifacts that date back to this period.

Visit Kanazawa Castle Gardens and Kenroku-en, one of the finest Japanese gardens in the world. Your guide will take you to the best areas for photos. In spring you’ll see plum blossoms (just before the famous cherry blossom season) whilst in autumn the cherry and maple trees change to a range of beautiful red and orange colors.

Finally, take a stroll through Higashi-chaya, once a haven for the fabled Geisha. Your guide will take you through this historic district and take you to a Japanese Tea House where the Geisha once performed. Take the opportunity to sample the famous Gold Leaf Ice Cream. Kanazawa is one of Japan’s top producers of gold leaf, and the local specialty is to serve it in a layer on top of an ice cream cone.
Includes
  • Entrance to all venues
  • Gold Leaf Ice Cream
  • Knowledgeable guide
  • Tour Photos
What’s Not Included
  • 1-day bus pass. This costs ¥500 (USD 5) and the guide will advise you where to buy.

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Meeting point

JR Kanazawa Station East Exit Tsuzumi-Gate In front of Tsuzumi-Gate at JR Kanazawa Station East Exit

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Product ID: 357275