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Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa
Full day 8 hours

Full day in Kanazawa

From preserved samurai and geisha districts to trendy shopping promenades, Kanazawa has it all.

8 hours

From $37.75  USD per person (based on 8 adults)

  • From $37.75 USD pp (based on 8 adults)

  • Private & 100% personalized tour

  • 8 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

Kyoto who? With its perfectly preserved samurai and geisha districts (you could see them both), Kanazawa is just as much a cultural jewel as its more famous cousin, with attractions your local host is eager to share with you. You might want to see the city’s shrines and temples, like Oyama Shrine (its gate marries elements of Japanese and Chinese architecture) and Tentokuin temple, built in the 17th century by the Maeda samurai clan. Speaking of the Maeda clan, Kanazawa Castle, the clan’s historic seat of power, is a must-visit, but so are the city’s modern attractions, like Omicho Market and its famous croquettes – it’s not called the “Kitchen of Kanazawa” for nothing! – or the trendy cafes and stores lining the crowded Katamachi shopping district, a small slice of the big city.  

Full day in Kanazawa
Full day in Kanazawa

Where you’ll go

Set aside your guidebook, because your local host will plan the perfect itinerary in central Kanazawa. You might spend hours in the Nagamachi area, a samurai district at the foot of Kanazawa Castle providing a glimpse into the Kanazawa of a century ago, while the districts of Nishi Chaya 15 minutes south (a single street where you’ll find rakugan, Kanazawa’s pastel-colored sweets) and the more famous Higashi Chaya 1.5 miles north are must-sees if you’re hoping to spy elusive geisha among old converted geisha houses. Fancy some shopping? The Kanazawa Station area a mile west is a lively hub of stores and restaurants, while Tatemachi street, an ultra-cool shopping promenade lined with trendy fashion boutiques, is a perfect snapshot of modern Kanazawa. 

    • 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 several of the city’s unmissable 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
    • 8 hours with a host
    • Walking experience (other transport can be arranged at an additional cost)
    • What’s not included
    • Food and drinks (but you can pre-book your lunch with us, simply contact hello@cityunscripted.com)
    • 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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We will match you to the local host best suited to your requirements specified in our lovely post-booking questionnaire

How it works

  • 1
    Tell us about you! Once you book, fill in a quick questionnaire and tell us what you’d like from your experience.
    Tell us about you!
  • 2
    We introduce you to your perfect local Build your perfect tour and experience together
    We match you with a host
  • 3
    The best part! Experience the city like you would with a knowledgeable friend living there
    The best part!

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