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Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

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Highlights
  • Take a private tour of Kanazawa and its main highlights
  • Visit the Higashi Chaya and Samurai districts
  • Stroll through the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a private guide
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Visit the most important areas of Kanazawa on this private tour. Visit the Higashi Chaya district which is known for its tea and Geishas/Geikos. Then head to the Samurai district and visit the houses where the Ashigaru, or foot soldiers, lived as well as more powerful samurai. End the tour with a tour of the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden which faces the Kanazawa Castle and Utatsu Mountain.
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Stop At: Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Hokuriku, Chubu

Since the Edo era Kenrokuen Garden has been regarded as one of the most beautiful feudal gardens in all of Japan. We will take you on a special tour of this remarkable garden

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kanazawa Castle Park, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Hokuriku, Chubu

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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Higashichaya Old Town, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Hokuriku, Chubu

The Kanazawa Geisha district tour will introduce you to this beautiful and intriguing quarter of Kanazawa city’s long held culture and charm. Allow us to take you 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.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Nagamachi Neighborhood, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Hokuriku, Chubu

The Kanazawa Samurai District tour takes you back in time to one of the best preserved Samurai Districts in Japan. The streets are lined with mud & straw walls encapsulating the unspoilt extravagance of the Samurai era. Let us take you through this romantic enclave on a trip back in time.

Duration: 1 hour
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a half-day tour with Nozomi Kondo. She picked us up at the train station and took us over to the Nikko Hotel from where we started our tour. Nozomi speaks perfect English and has a wonderful, animated personality. It was like being greeted...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Ingrid, for the wonderful review, Nozomi is a star in our team and always produces an excellent tour, we are delighted to read about your experience on the day and hope to see you in Kanazawa once again soon

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exceptional time with guide Nonzomi. She took us as requested to see the best gardens of Kanazawa. We started at Kenroku-en, then headed towards the Samuri district to see the home of Nomura. Finally to the Shirine of Oyama Jina where we had, all to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the very positive feedback of Nozomi and our services, We are delighted to see that your experience was exceptional and we strive to provide the best service in town. We hope the rest of your time in Japan is as memorable. Nozomi...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently had a lovely half-day walking tour in Kanazawa with Iida-san. She was on time to pick us up at our hotel, sensitive to my Father’s bad knee in designing a manageable itinerary, offered engaging conversation and local insight, and was knowledgeable about the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind feedback and recommendation, Iida-san always does a great job on tour and is an expert itinerary manager. We are so happy to hear it worked well for you on the day. We wish you a pleasant trip home.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reiko is an excellent English-speaking guide. Highly adaptable to our preferences on what we wanted to see in Kanazawa. She arranged for a large taxi to economically accommodate our group of 5 seniors and a wheelchair for our mobility-limited group member, Certainly more convenient, personal,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great feedback about Reiko and your tour. We get many cruise ship requests from people who are looking for more than a standard tour. We are delighted to see that Reiko did just that and you were satisfied with our services...More

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InaT59
April 23, 2019|
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I need your answer. We will stay at Kyoto. Could you pls advise us how to get to Kanasawa and how long the train will take from Kyoto to Kanasawa (by which train and how to meet the guide at station)
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glover61
January 17, 2019|
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Hi Garry, Yes of course we could organise this, please get in touch
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