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Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide) provided by Kanazawa Walking Tours

Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)
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Tour snapshot
Private tour, exclusively for your party: Ensures a personalized experience
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Skip the crowded, impersonal group tours and explore Kanazawa at your own pace. This private tour takes you to such landmarks as the Higashi Chaya district, known for its tea and geishas/geikos; the historical samurai district where the Ashigaru, or foot soldiers, lived, and Kenrokuen Garden facing Kanazawa Castle and Utatsu Mountain.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Highlights
  • Learn about local history and culture from yoru guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Kanazawa hotel
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your preferences
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Learn about local history and culture from yoru guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Kanazawa hotel
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your preferences
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 88437P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off
  • Custom Itinerary
  • Native English Customer Support
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We collect from all Kanazawa hotels, if your hotel is not listed above, please let us know what hotel or accomodation you are staying in.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • If your hotel is not listed, please let us know so that we can arrange the pick up
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off
  • Custom Itinerary
  • Native English Customer Support
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We collect from all Kanazawa hotels, if your hotel is not listed above, please let us know what hotel or accomodation you are staying in.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • If your hotel is not listed, please let us know so that we can arrange the pick up
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kenrokuen Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kanazawa Castle Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Higashichaya Old Town
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Nagamachi Neighborhood
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
40 reviews
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38
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Shaun M
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Family
A fabulous fun and informative morning with our guide. She was knowledgeable, courteous and answered all of our questions generously. We got some great insights into both geisha and samurai culture. We never felt rushed but covered a lot of ground and learnt about the art of how gold leaf is made, amongst many other things. A very worthwhile experience!
Written January 17, 2020
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Mike K
Brilliant, Thanks for the feedback, so happy to hear that you were satisfied with your Kanazawa Tour.
Written January 28, 2020
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GregHollier
Kempsey, Australia2 contributions
Couples
We were lucky enough to have Nozomi guide us around Kanazawa for 5 hours and had an amazing time. Nozomi had excellent English skills and her knowledge and passion for Kanazawa and it’s rich history we’re second to none. She showed us the sights of the Samurai and Geisha districts, while also educating us on Japanese customs and culture. The 4 hours flew by very quickly, we could easily had a full day tour. I highly recommend Nozomi and this tour for anyone visiting the area!
Written January 16, 2020
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Mike K
Your review is much appreciated and we are overjoyed to hear that Nozomi made the experience a memorable event. Thank you for taking the time to book with us we hope the rest of your time in Japan is as educational.
Written January 28, 2020
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Danielle W
10 contributions
Couples
Kanazawa is not like Tokyo. Many restaurants don’t offer English menus, or English speaking staff. We were so lost on our own.

Toshi (Tony), our tour guide, Is so knowledgeable in history, geography and culture! We learned so much about the city and the country. It was raining and cold, but Toshi was very patient. He gave us recommendations where to eat and shop, and went to the train station with us to check our train tickets to Kyoto! We didn’t know the tickets were sold out mostly. We would have been stuck in Kanazawa without Toshi! Really appreciate his help! We are well fed too because of him!!!

For non Japanese speaking tourists, you definitely need a local tour guide! Toshi is well traveled internationally. He understands western cultures!
Written January 2, 2020
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Thank you so much for the positive review, we are delighted that Toshi delivered such a good service and so well-tailored to your needs on the day. He is a true legend in the Guide space and we are so proud to have him on our team of professional guides. We wish you a happy new year and hope to see you in Japan again soon.
Written January 6, 2020
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macB1701
Calgary, Canada4 contributions
Couples
We had Johnny from Ireland as our guide. Met us at our hotel right on time and was super friendly and conversational. Was really flexible and took us to
Samurai and Geisha neighborhoods and parts of the castle area that we had not already seen. Very knowledgeable and marked some locations on our map to check out later. Would recommend.
Written January 25, 2020
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Mike K
Thanks for the recommendation and the positive feedback for Johnny, he has great insights into Kanazawa and adds particular value to any experience. We hope the rest of your time in Japan is as enjoyable
Written January 28, 2020
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Sandie002
Wellington, New Zealand30 contributions
We had a lovely day with Kana exploring Kanazawa. She was a host that ticked all the boxes. Spoke excellent English, loved showing off her city and a lovely personality to top off our 4 hours. We saw all the things we wanted to with extras she suggested. Topped off with a Kanazawa curry for lunch that was delicious...oishi!!
Thanks for a great day Kana.
Written August 26, 2019
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Thank you for the wonderful feedback for Kana, we are delighted the tour worked out for you and hope to see you in Kanazawa again soon.
Written August 26, 2019
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Unikuorn
Phoenix, AZ62 contributions
Family
A day before our arrival, we decided to book a guide during a cruise port visit in Kanazawa. We spent our morning independently strolling around, and met our guide after lunch. Very responsive to a last minute morning email requesting a change to our meeting point, and our guide was there early with our name on a sign, so easy to find. Our guide, Nozomi, was very accommodating to our interests and spoke excellent english. Our group ranged in age from 16 to 86, and she paced our walk and kept a pulse on how everyone was doing throughout. Nozomi was flexible, personable, and informative, and the process of booking, paying, and coordinating the tour on the website was simple and timely. Thanks!
Written July 8, 2019
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We really appreciate your feedback and we were delighted to hear that Nozomi provided another excellent tour in Kanazawa. We strive to make our tours as accessible as possible to all our welcome guests. We are proud that Nozomi was able to show you the best of Kanazawa in your half-day tour.
Written July 11, 2019
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Greenheartdoc
Chicago, IL18 contributions
Couples
The tour today was outstanding & exactly what we were hoping for. Gavin the manager asked us before we left for Japan what we wanted to see and made good suggestions.

Nozomi was a fabulous guide and a wonderful person. She is beyond 5 stars quality. We enjoyed meeting her and spending time with her. At the end she recommended a wonderful restaurant for lunch. She is highly educated, cultured and knowledgeable of tradition and history.

I strongly recommend this tour.
Written May 24, 2019
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Thank you for the wonderful feedback, our team work very hard to produce the best tours in Kanazawa and your feedback help us improve these services. We hope the rest of your time in Japan was as memorable
Written June 4, 2019
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Lyons0094
1 contribution
Couples
Nozomi’s enthusiasm, expertise, and graciousness made our day in Kanazawa one of our favourites. She went out of her way (and a little over our time) to tailor our day and offer invaluable recommendations. Her knowledge of history and culture are stellar, as is her knowledge of local artisans and shops. One of our favourite guides of all time! Thank you so much!!
Written November 25, 2019
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Thank you for the great feedback, we are thrilled that Nozomi was your favourite guide, She is certainly a superstar of Kanazawa Tours, we hope the rest of your trip was as memorable
Written November 27, 2019
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Vanessa
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
I was guided around Kanazawa by Reiko - an uber nice, knowledgeable and thoughtful lady! Apart from being just straight up a lovely person, she was incredibly well prepared - she even had diagrams and such to educate me on various interesting aspects such as the angles of the Kanazawa Castle watch tower corners, the depth of the water moats from the samurai district, and so forth! I've been on many tours and I have not encountered a guide as well prepared as Reiko.

She went out of her way to suggest other activities for me after the tour which shows her genuine concern for the travelers under her care even after the tour.

It was truly a pleasure to be guided by someone who has such a passion for Kanazawa and a passion for giving travelers an unforgettable experience.

Arigato!!
Written November 9, 2019
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You certainly can't beat that in Kanazawa! Thanks for the great feedback for Reiko, we are delighted you enjoyed your tour and that it was an unforgettable experience. We are always happy to see the added value of our guides being appreciated. We hope the rest of your Japan trip was as memorable.
Written November 20, 2019
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Mark_C
Edinburgh11 contributions
My wife, son and I were guided around Kanazawa by Aya. We were shown around the old samurai district, then to the Kenrokuen Gardens and finally to the geisha district. Aya was very informative and the highlight was when she took us to her family's shop and we had the chance to play a shamisen (3-stringed traditional Japanese guitar-like instrument)
Written November 6, 2019
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Mike K
Thanks, Mark, It sounds like you got a great flavour of Kanazawa on your half-day tour. We are thrilled to hear that Aya did a great job. We hope you enjoyed the Shamisen
Written November 8, 2019
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Just a perfect experience
Driver/guide was friendly and knowledgeable, knew area well and could answer our many questions well. She ensured
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Guided walking tour of Kanazawa
Nozomi Kondo gave us a really superb guided tour. Spoke excellent English. Knew her subject perfectly. Amusing and
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Great walking tour of Kanazawa with Fumie
We had a great tour of Kanazawa with our guide Fumie. Fumie speaks excellent English and is extremely knowledgable
howardr39
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Night walking tour
Enjoyed a night tour of the geisha district with Aya as our guide. It was informative and interesting and Aya took
LiMi6254
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Shiragawa-go and Kanazawa - wonderful scenery and cultural experience
We wanted to thank you very much for two wonderful tours. The trip out to Takayama, Shirakawa-go and Ainokura was a
mylesperkins33
mylesperkins33
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Outstanding tour and excellent guide!
What an amazing and immersive tour. Our guide, Nozomi, took us to the Geisha District, the Samurai District, the Om
lecoindrek
lecoindrek
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Perfect to discover the town and the culture
"Tony" was great. We didn't have much time to visite KANAZAWA and in one day, he showed us the main monuments and h
kittrell
kittrell
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Enriching, engaging and beautiful
Our guide Nozomi was amazing! We did it all and much more. She filled us with knowledge about Kanazawa history and
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Private tour: Shirakawago and Takayama
We had a great full day tour with Mai as our driver/tour guide! Though we were hoping for a snowy Christmas village
George763
George763
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Excellent tour with knowledgeable and friendly guide
Our guide, Nozomi, quickly worked out what we were interested in and told us a huge amount about not only the place
marciawib89
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Beautiful scenery assisted by a great tour guide
We had a wonderful experience at Shirakawa go with Mai. At first we were sad when we found out that it was not snow
Rm1268
Rm1268
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Our guide Nozomi created a wonderful experience!
Kanazawa in January can be wet and cold, but our guide Nozomi created a wonderful day of experiences and conversati
Simon H
Simon H
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Great tour, great meetings with artists
Wonderful tour, we had a great guide, insightful conversations, and great meetings with local artists.
maiaks
maiaks
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Forming memories for life with the excellent Ms Nozomi
My partner and I took the full-day tour of Kanazawa including visiting local artisans (an 11th generation tea bowl
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Great day trip to Takayama
Had a fantastic time on this day tour with our guide Taka. He tailored the trip to our needs and even took us aroun
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