Kanazawa Full Day Private Guided Tour

$178.00Price

*This Private tour is priced from $178 per person. Pricing variation is listed below.

 

Discover Japan's most fascinating city on our spectacular full day tour. This full day tour will allow you to deeply explore Kanazawa, with your own private guide. Your guide will meet you at your hotel (or wherever you specify) and guide you through this UNESCO Creative city of Crafts and Folk Art on your custom tour. This tour is fully adaptable to your needs.

 

Tour Features

・7 hours of sightseeing tour in Kanazawa. 

・Custom Itinerary. This tour can be customized upon request. Please tell the guide where you want to go, or you can leave it to our professional guide.

・Transportation, Entrance Fees, Meal are included as a part of " Tour Fund* ".

  * Tour Fund is a system adopted for this tour, and it is included in the tour fee. It will be used for entrance fees, transportation, and food expenses until its limit is reached.

・Hotel Pickup and Drop off.

・Native English Customer Support.

 

Sample Itinerary 1

Time

  Schedule

9:00

  Meet at Hotel Lobby

9:15〜9:45

  Omicho Ichiba Market

10:00〜11:15

  Kanazawa Castle

11:30〜12:30

  Lunch (limited budget within Tour Fund)

12:30〜14:00

  Kenrokuen Garden

14:30〜15:30

  Geisha District (Higash Chaya)

16:00

  Return to Hotel

 

Sample Itinerary 2 

Time

  Schedule

8:30

  Meet at Hotel Lobby

9:00〜10:00

  Geisha District

 

  Options of making Gold Leaf Crafts

10:00〜

  Higashi/Kazue area

11:00〜

  Samurai District, Nomura House

12:30〜13:30

  Lunch (limited budget within Tour Fund)

13:30

  Gyokusen'in Maru Gardens, via Oyama Shrine

14:00

  Kanazawa Castle

15:00

  Kenrokuen Gardens

15:30

  Tour ends at Kenrokuen Garden

  with the guests given advice about

  where to continue, such as visiting

  the nearby 21st Century Museum

 

Popular Tourist Destinations in Kanazawa that you can add to your tour

 

Geisha District (Higashi Chaya District): Kanazawa’s unique and traditional geisha culture thrives in this beautiful and intriguing tea quarter. Allow us to take you down the enchanting back streets during your tour with us to hear the stories behind each place you visit. The Higashi and Kazue geisha districts include the gold leaf workshops, the tea master stores, the martyrs temple, the geiko (geisha) stables, the hidden steps of light and darkness, and so much more.

 

Samurai District: The 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 with Kanazawa Walking Tours.

 

Kenrokuen Garden: This is a must visit place for those wishing to experience the perfect Edo Era Japanese garden, regarded as one of the most beautiful feudal gardens in all Japan. Experiences include the Kotoji-toro lantern and rainbow stone bridge, the island with the ageless hermit, the ancient natural water fountain, and the tea houses. Plum and cherry blossoms can be seen in spring, azaleas and irises in early summer, autumnal landscape in autumn/fall, and snow and yukizuri snow ropes in winter. 

 

Kanazawa Castle: 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 Kanazawa Walking Tours to make sure you don’t miss anything on your trip though this historical and political center of Kanazawa.

 

Ninja Temple: Ninja Temple was built by the first Lord Maeda near Kanazawa Castle in the late 1500s. Over 50 years later, it was moved to its current location. So, are there ninjas in it? Well, no, but it is called that due to the high skills of the monks that lived in it, and due to the many deceptive tricks and traps inside. The temple has 29 staircases, reversible trapdoors, secret tunnels (with one rumored to link to Kanazawa Castle itself!) and stealth attack areas. It has a room with four tatami mats – a taboo in Japan (ask your guide why!) for a special reason. This two-story building (when viewed from the outside) has seven layers on the inside, providing room to confuse even frequent visitors. Why not take a look inside, yourself?


Omicho Market: While the freshest of fish, Kaga vegetables, and other local produce can be found in abundance on the ground floor, few visitors look up and realize that there are wonderful restaurants on the floor above them. Why not take a walk up the stairs and check out the great cuisine, made with the finest ingredients from down below. Omicho market has been the bustling center of Kanazawa food culture since the Edo period. Within walking distance from Kanazawa Station, Kanazawa Castle, and the Higashi Tea District, it is frequented by locals and tourists alike. The market is best visited in the morning, just after the boats bring in their dawn catch. Omicho market is easily accessible, and is a way to get a glimpse of the lives of the people of Kanazawa.

 

Photo Credit : Photo Courtesy ©石川県観光連盟

Number of Guests

Price (Low Season)

Price (Peak Season)

1

548

578

2

308

328

3

228

238

4

198

208

5

178

188

6

178

188

7

178

188

8

178

188

9

178

188

 

Seasonality

Low Season : Jan 6th to Mar 9th, June 1st to Sep 30th

Peak Season : Mar 10th to May 31st, Oct 1st to Jan 5th

 

Payment Due 

15 days prior to tour date

 

*Tour will be cancelled automatically if no payment was made by the due date.

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