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Reviewed May 30, 2017

We had a short stay in Kanazawa and we wanted to see as much as possible, so we booked a tour with Gavin and he customized it to highlight the best of the samurai district and the geisha district. He did a fantastic job weaving the history together and we got much more out of our short visit than we otherwise would have. You can tell Gavin really loves Kanazawa and Japan and wants to share that love with guests.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2017

Thank you very much for the review, we were very happy to show you around and we are delighted that you enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Kanazawa Walking Tours put together a fantastic one-day tour which taught us some history and culture of Kanazawa but with a special emphasis on Japanese food. What fun to spend the day with Aiko talking about and experiencing many types of Japanese cuisine. She was knowledgeable and delightful. I would highly recommend it.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2017

Thank you for the great feedback, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed Aiko's food tour of Kanazawa, We will continue to offer this as a special tour. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your tour in Japan

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Reviewed April 27, 2017

As a Concierge assisting an international clientele, we were very impressed with the service provided by Kanazawa Walking Tours, both during the booking stages and on the day with the level of service provided by the guide. Excellent!

Date of experience: March 2017
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Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Thank you for the positive review, we will continue to provide quality services for our cruise clients and Kanazawa port

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Reviewed April 25, 2017

My daughter and I enjoyed a fabulous full day tour with the very lovely Yumiko. This was really one of the highlights of our trip to Japan. We just loved Kanazawa and really appreciated Yumiko helping us make the most of our only full day in the city.

Yumiko made contact a number of times before our tour to introduce herself and to send us an itinerary. We felt we were already friends before we had even met!

We started our tour with the 'Golf Leaf Experience' at Sakuda Gold Leaf. We just loved this! Such skill and patience needed to produce gold leaf (Kanazawa produces 99% of the gold leaf used throughout Japan). My daughter and I decorated a key chain with beautiful gold leaf designs...it will be a wonderful memento of our trip.

We then toured the beautiful Higashi Chaya district where you really feel like you are transported back to another era. Beautiful shops and wonderfully preserved buildings.

The other highlight of the tour for us was the jaw droppingly beautiful Kenrokuen Garden. We were there on quite a cold and dreary day and it was still the most stunning garden I have ever seen. Yumiko took her time to guide us well through this garden, which is obviously much loved by her. She also was thoughtful enough to email me the next day with an answer to one of my questions...thank you Yumiko!

We also enjoyed a delicious lunch with Yumiko, a tour of Kanazawa Castle Park and the Samurai district.

I highly recommend Kanazawa Walking Tours...and the lovely Yumiko. She even booked went out of her way to book an appointment on my behalf after the tour. Much appreciated! We can't wait to go back to Kanazawa (during autumn leaves next time) and will definitely book another tour with Kanazawa Walking Tours!

Date of experience: April 2017
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Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2017

Thank you for the review, we are always happy to hear feedback about our guides and service. I will let Yumiko know about your positive feedback. We are very happy to play an important role in your Japan experience. Hope to see you again in Autumn.

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Reviewed April 14, 2017

Booking the Night Food & Walking Tour with Gavin and Mike may have been our best decision on our Japan trip thus far. As soon as we got to the city we went to meet up and joined them for an incredibly informative and interesting walk around the Tea District. Gavin's knowledge of history, culture and the language was impressive--he was able to answer all of our questions about the city, cultural nuances, food and even the bathrooms. They then took us to an incredible hidden gem of a restaurant that we would have never found on our own. The meal was spectacular, the company was wonderful, and they both helped plan a perfect itinerary for our two days in Kanazawa. We followed their recommendations exactly (from routes through the park to shrines, hidden tea ceremonies in samurai houses, and which museums to check out and which to just enjoy the gardens). If you have a chance to go on any of their tours, I highly suggest it! It was the highlight of our visit.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Mike K, Manager at Kanazawa Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Thanks Guys, we are delighted you followed up on the information we gave you. We had a great evening together and hope to see you again if you ever make it back to Japan

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