Day trip

Kanazawa: Full-Day Private Guided Tour

Kanazawa: Full-Day Private Guided Tour

From $410.22 per group up to 4

Your guide will take you to the highlights of Kanazawa and customize the tour to your desire. Professional guides will tailor the tour to your needs and ensure you are satisfied. Collection and drop off at your hotel.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the samurai district and feel the mud walls that encapsulate this fantastic enclave
  • Experience the geisha district and stroll through the beautifully preserved streets of Higashi Chaya
  • Enjoy Kenrokuen Garden and walk in one of Japan's finest gardens
  • Ramble around the great Kanazawa Castle and beautiful gardens
Full description
The Kanazawa Geisha District Tour will introduce you to this beautiful and intriguing quarter of Kanazawa city’s long held culture and charm. Be taken down the enchanting back streets to visit the less commercial aspects of this charming tea district. Where untouched enclaves take you back to samurai times when this entertainment district was in its heyday. The Kanazawa Samurai District Tour will take you back in time to one of the best preserved samurai districts in Japan. The streets are lined with mud and straw walls encapsulating the unspoilt extravagance of the samurai era. Be taken through this romantic enclave on a trip back in time with this tour. Feel the power and influence of the Lords of Kanazawa by visiting the Kanazawa Castle grounds and park area. View the beautiful white lead roof tiles, touch the formidable Ishikawa-mon Gate and enjoy the tranquility of Lord Maeda’s personal gardens. The defenses and grounds were constructed over hundreds of years as the country changed from war to peace, making them a combination of the best craftsmanship, ingenuity and design of the Edo period. Join this tour to make sure you don’t miss anything on your trip through this historical and political center of Kanazawa. Since the Edo period (1603~), Kenrokuen Garden has been regarded as one of the most beautiful feudal gardens in all of Japan. There is so much to see, such as the Kotoji-toro (lantern with features of a Japanese ‘harp’), the island with the ageless hermit, the lake and natural water fountain, the tea houses and so much more. Plum and cherry blossoms can be seen in spring, azaleas and irises in early summer, leaves with hues of red and yellow in autumn/fall and snow and yukizuri (traditional snow ropes) in winter. Let this walking tour transform your time there into a breathtaking experience.
Includes
  • Kenrokuen Gardens entrance fee
  • Samurai House entrance fee
  • Professional guide
  • Transport: if you take a taxi or bus with the guide, please cover the guide's cost
  • Lunch can be arranged by the guide but not included in the tour price (if you would like the guide to join you for lunch, please cover the guide's lunch costs)

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  • Please make known any mobility limitations or any dietary restrictions in advance
  • If children are joining the tour, please indicate how young they are to help you plan appropriately
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 3 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Value for money
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November 17, 2017

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December 28, 2017

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Very good guide, taught us everything important and then took us to stores of Japanese things we wanted

August 10, 2018

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