Tours and Tickets

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

Reserve Now & Pay Later

Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
Recommended by 100% of travelers
Select Date and Travelers
From
$121.39
(Price varies by group size)
Date
2 adults
Options
Select tour language
Reserve Now & Pay Later
Low Price Guarantee
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
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.
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
+
Highlights
  • Private tour, exclusively for your party: Ensures a personalized experience
  • 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
Important Information
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off
  • Custom Itinerary
  • Native English Customer Support
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Show More
Additional Info
  • 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
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If your hotel is not listed, please let us know so that we can arrange the pick up
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
43Reviews
4Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 38
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Popular mentions
Madshus wrote a review Jan 2020
Canberra, Australia1,192 contribution379 helpful votes
The lovely Kazue-san took me around the Higashi Geisha district as well as the Kenkouen and Kanazawa Castle gardens. She also booked me into a short gold leaf application workshop, something I would never have done on my own!! She was very informative and insightful on all
Read more
Helpful
Share
Response from Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)
Responded Jan 28, 2020
We really appreciate the feedback and recommendation, it's great to hear that Kazue-san made this tour such a success. We hope to see you back in Kanazawa again soon.
Read more
macB1701 wrote a review Jan 2020
Calgary, Canada4 contributions
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
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)
Responded Jan 28, 2020
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
Read more
Shaun M wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
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
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Response from Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Brilliant, Thanks for the feedback, so happy to hear that you were satisfied with your Kanazawa Tour.
Read more
GregHollier wrote a review Jan 2020
Kempsey, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
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
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)
Responded Jan 28, 2020
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.
Read more
Danielle W wrote a review Jan 2020
10 contributions
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
Read more
Date of experience: January 2020
Helpful
Share
Response from Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)
Responded Jan 6, 2020
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.
Read more
1234568
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Kanazawa Walking Tours
Cameandsawit
00
Guided walking tour of Kanazawa
Nozomi Kondo gave us a really superb guided tour. Spoke excellent English. Knew her subject perfectly. Amusing and
Read more
768sharonb
00
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
Read more
howardr39
00
Night walking tour
Enjoyed a night tour of the geisha district with Aya as our guide. It was informative and interesting and Aya took
Read more
LiMi6254
00
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
Read more
mylesperkins33
00
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
Read more
lecoindrek
00
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
Read more
kittrell
00
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
Read more
G7273EMelainec
00
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
Read more
George763
00
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
Read more
marciawib89
00
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
Read more
Rm1268
00
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
Read more
Simon H
00
Great tour, great meetings with artists
Wonderful tour, we had a great guide, insightful conversations, and great meetings with local artists.
Read more
maiaks
00
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
Read more
markhH7451JP
00
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
Read more
kajfa
00
Full Day Tour of Kanazawa with Private Guide
It was a wonderful experience and we enjoyed very much. The guide has lots of knowledge and experience
Read more
Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Reserve Now & Pay Later
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+1 855 275 5071
Frequently Asked Questions about Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)