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Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa

Half-Day Tour Of Kanazawa

4 hours

Half a day in Kanazawa

The perfectly preserved samurai and geisha districts of historic Kanazawa are waiting to be explored

  • From 41.25 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 4 hours

  • Walking Tour

  • Private Transportation on Request

  • Can tailor to disabilities

  • Hosted in English (On request: Arabic, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish)

What you'll do

A rival to Kyoto as the historic jewel of Japan, Kanazawa is a melting pot of Japanese art, culture, and tradition. With your local host to help you squeeze in as many sights as possible, you’ll experience the perfectly preserved history of this gorgeous city. Entertainment district Higashi Chaya is a must-visit for anyone hoping to spot elusive, ethereal geisha, while a tranquil stroll through Kenroku-en, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, should be on every bucket list. You could browse stalls at the 280-year-old “Kitchen of Kanazawa”, Omicho Market, and see the unique Oyama Shrine with its Dutch-style stained glass on the third floor, or maybe you’ll be content to spend hours at the impressive Kanazawa Castle, the historic seat of power of the Maeda samurai clan. 

Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa
Half a day in Kanazawa

Where you’ll go

In central Kanazawa, tradition reigns supreme, with beautifully preserved Edo-era districts creating an atmosphere unlike anywhere else in Japan. With your local host leading you down picturesque old-world streets, you could see two of these districts for yourself. You might explore the Nagamachi neighborhood, a historic samurai district at the foot of Kanazawa Castle where you’ll get a snapshot of life in Japan a century ago, or maybe you’ll visit entertainment district Higashi Chaya a mile north across Asano River, where old geisha houses have been converted into teahouses and restaurants, and workshops selling Kanazawa’s gold-leaf crafts are scattered throughout. Less than a mile west, the Omicho Market Area is the perfect place to join locals for a quick bite. 

    • See an area of Kanazawa chosen by your knowledgeable host, but visit locations tailored to your interests
    • Explore central Kanazawa’s attractions, or head off the beaten track to hidden gems recommended by your host (or do a bit of both!)
    • Grab a bite at the “Kitchen of Kanazawa”, Omicho Market, the most popular market in the city
    • See some of the must-see sights, like Oyama Shrine and Kanazawa Castle
    • Have your local host share plenty of tips and recommendations for the rest of your trip
    • This experience will be personalized to you!
    • What’s included
    • Private and personalized experience
    • 4 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tickets to any attractions
    • Transportation costs
    • Gratuities (optional)
  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

  • Cancel 7 days before the experience for a full refund

    COVID-19 Flexible Policy: you can cancel for free up to a day before the experience and receive a full refund.

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