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Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide) provided by Kanazawa Walking Tours

Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)
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RM 475.92
per adult (price varies by group size)
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About
Skip the crowded, impersonal group tours and explore Kanazawa at your own pace. This private tour takes you to such landmarks as the Higashi Chaya district, known for its tea and geishas/geikos; the historical samurai district where the Ashigaru, or foot soldiers, lived, and Kenrokuen Garden facing Kanazawa Castle and Utatsu Mountain.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
Highlights
  • Private tour, exclusively for your party: Ensures a personalized experience
  • Learn about local history and culture from yoru guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Kanazawa hotel
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your preferences
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Private tour, exclusively for your party: Ensures a personalized experience
  • Learn about local history and culture from yoru guide
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Kanazawa hotel
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your preferences
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 88437P4
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off
  • Custom Itinerary
  • Native English Customer Support
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We collect from all Kanazawa hotels, if your hotel is not listed above, please let us know what hotel or accomodation you are staying in.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • If your hotel is not listed, please let us know so that we can arrange the pick up
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional English Speaking Guide
  • Hotel Pickup and Drop off
  • Custom Itinerary
  • Native English Customer Support
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We collect from all Kanazawa hotels, if your hotel is not listed above, please let us know what hotel or accomodation you are staying in.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • If your hotel is not listed, please let us know so that we can arrange the pick up
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kenrokuen Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kanazawa Castle Park
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Higashichaya Old Town
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Nagamachi Neighborhood
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,264 contributions
Highly recommended
The lovely Kazue-san took me around the Higashi Geisha district as well as the Kenkouen and Kanazawa Castle gardens.

She also booked me into a short gold leaf application workshop, something I would never have done on my own!!

She was very informative and insightful on all things to do with Kanazawa!! I highly recommend booking in with Kanazawa Walking tours if you are serious about learning if its history and people.
Written 25 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mike K
We really appreciate the feedback and recommendation, it's great to hear that Kazue-san made this tour such a success. We hope to see you back in Kanazawa again soon.
Written 28 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

macB1701
Calgary, Canada4 contributions
Honeymoon in Kanazawa
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had Johnny from Ireland as our guide. Met us at our hotel right on time and was super friendly and conversational. Was really flexible and took us to
Samurai and Geisha neighborhoods and parts of the castle area that we had not already seen. Very knowledgeable and marked some locations on our map to check out later. Would recommend.
Written 25 January 2020
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Mike K
Thanks for the recommendation and the positive feedback for Johnny, he has great insights into Kanazawa and adds particular value to any experience. We hope the rest of your time in Japan is as enjoyable
Written 28 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shaun M
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Dr
Jan 2020 • Family
A fabulous fun and informative morning with our guide. She was knowledgeable, courteous and answered all of our questions generously. We got some great insights into both geisha and samurai culture. We never felt rushed but covered a lot of ground and learnt about the art of how gold leaf is made, amongst many other things. A very worthwhile experience!
Written 17 January 2020
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Mike K
Brilliant, Thanks for the feedback, so happy to hear that you were satisfied with your Kanazawa Tour.
Written 28 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GregHollier
Kempsey, Australia2 contributions
Kanazawa Half day tour with Nozomi
Jan 2020 • Couples
We were lucky enough to have Nozomi guide us around Kanazawa for 5 hours and had an amazing time. Nozomi had excellent English skills and her knowledge and passion for Kanazawa and it’s rich history we’re second to none. She showed us the sights of the Samurai and Geisha districts, while also educating us on Japanese customs and culture. The 4 hours flew by very quickly, we could easily had a full day tour. I highly recommend Nozomi and this tour for anyone visiting the area!
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mike K
Your review is much appreciated and we are overjoyed to hear that Nozomi made the experience a memorable event. Thank you for taking the time to book with us we hope the rest of your time in Japan is as educational.
Written 28 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Danielle W
10 contributions
Great Kanazawa Trip Because of Toshi
Jan 2020 • Couples
Kanazawa is not like Tokyo. Many restaurants don’t offer English menus, or English speaking staff. We were so lost on our own.

Toshi (Tony), our tour guide, Is so knowledgeable in history, geography and culture! We learned so much about the city and the country. It was raining and cold, but Toshi was very patient. He gave us recommendations where to eat and shop, and went to the train station with us to check our train tickets to Kyoto! We didn’t know the tickets were sold out mostly. We would have been stuck in Kanazawa without Toshi! Really appreciate his help! We are well fed too because of him!!!

For non Japanese speaking tourists, you definitely need a local tour guide! Toshi is well traveled internationally. He understands western cultures!
Written 2 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the positive review, we are delighted that Toshi delivered such a good service and so well-tailored to your needs on the day. He is a true legend in the Guide space and we are so proud to have him on our team of professional guides. We wish you a happy new year and hope to see you in Japan again soon.
Written 6 January 2020
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Lyons0094
1 contribution
Perfect day in Kanazawa, guide exceeded all expectations
Nov 2019 • Couples
Nozomi’s enthusiasm, expertise, and graciousness made our day in Kanazawa one of our favourites. She went out of her way (and a little over our time) to tailor our day and offer invaluable recommendations. Her knowledge of history and culture are stellar, as is her knowledge of local artisans and shops. One of our favourite guides of all time! Thank you so much!!
Written 25 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the great feedback, we are thrilled that Nozomi was your favourite guide, She is certainly a superstar of Kanazawa Tours, we hope the rest of your trip was as memorable
Written 27 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steve Browne
Yamba, Australia2 contributions
Half day walking tour
Great Guide. She know the area totally and it's history.
I don't have anymore to say just to fill up 100 characters....

Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Excellent, thanks for the positive feedback, we appreciate your feedback, We wish you all the best on your trip
Written 20 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Clare
1 contribution
Half day private tour: Visit to Geisha district, gold leaf shop with activity, Kenroku-en and the castle with Kazu
Nov 2019 • Couples
Kazu our guide was brilliant! So informative and helpful and took us to a gold leaf shop where we made chopsticks followed by the places above.

She was lovely and really made our morning and went above and beyond to organise a fantastic restaurant for us for the evening.

Best tour we have done! We would definitely recommend to anyone.
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the positive feedback, Kazue always puts her best in for our guests and we are lucky to have her on the team. We are all thrilled that this was the nest tour you had in Japan. We hope the rest of your time in Japan was as memorable.
Written 20 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vanessa
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
A tour guide that reads you poetry?? Can't beat that!
Nov 2019
I was guided around Kanazawa by Reiko - an uber nice, knowledgeable and thoughtful lady! Apart from being just straight up a lovely person, she was incredibly well prepared - she even had diagrams and such to educate me on various interesting aspects such as the angles of the Kanazawa Castle watch tower corners, the depth of the water moats from the samurai district, and so forth! I've been on many tours and I have not encountered a guide as well prepared as Reiko.

She went out of her way to suggest other activities for me after the tour which shows her genuine concern for the travelers under her care even after the tour.

It was truly a pleasure to be guided by someone who has such a passion for Kanazawa and a passion for giving travelers an unforgettable experience.

Arigato!!
Written 9 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
You certainly can't beat that in Kanazawa! Thanks for the great feedback for Reiko, we are delighted you enjoyed your tour and that it was an unforgettable experience. We are always happy to see the added value of our guides being appreciated. We hope the rest of your Japan trip was as memorable.
Written 20 November 2019
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Mark_C
Edinburgh11 contributions
Great Insight into the City
Oct 2019
My wife, son and I were guided around Kanazawa by Aya. We were shown around the old samurai district, then to the Kenrokuen Gardens and finally to the geisha district. Aya was very informative and the highlight was when she took us to her family's shop and we had the chance to play a shamisen (3-stringed traditional Japanese guitar-like instrument)
Written 6 November 2019
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Mike K
Thanks, Mark, It sounds like you got a great flavour of Kanazawa on your half-day tour. We are thrilled to hear that Aya did a great job. We hope you enjoyed the Shamisen
Written 8 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Kanazawa Walking Tours
Cameandsawit
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Guided walking tour of Kanazawa
Nozomi Kondo gave us a really superb guided tour. Spoke excellent English. Knew her subject perfectly. Amusing and
768sharonb
768sharonb
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Great walking tour of Kanazawa with Fumie
We had a great tour of Kanazawa with our guide Fumie. Fumie speaks excellent English and is extremely knowledgable
howardr39
howardr39
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Night walking tour
Enjoyed a night tour of the geisha district with Aya as our guide. It was informative and interesting and Aya took
LiMi6254
LiMi6254
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Shiragawa-go and Kanazawa - wonderful scenery and cultural experience
We wanted to thank you very much for two wonderful tours. The trip out to Takayama, Shirakawa-go and Ainokura was a
mylesperkins33
mylesperkins33
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Outstanding tour and excellent guide!
What an amazing and immersive tour. Our guide, Nozomi, took us to the Geisha District, the Samurai District, the Om
lecoindrek
lecoindrek
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Perfect to discover the town and the culture
"Tony" was great. We didn't have much time to visite KANAZAWA and in one day, he showed us the main monuments and h
kittrell
kittrell
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Enriching, engaging and beautiful
Our guide Nozomi was amazing! We did it all and much more. She filled us with knowledge about Kanazawa history and
G7273EMelainec
G7273EMelainec
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Private tour: Shirakawago and Takayama
We had a great full day tour with Mai as our driver/tour guide! Though we were hoping for a snowy Christmas village
George763
George763
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Excellent tour with knowledgeable and friendly guide
Our guide, Nozomi, quickly worked out what we were interested in and told us a huge amount about not only the place
marciawib89
marciawib89
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Beautiful scenery assisted by a great tour guide
We had a wonderful experience at Shirakawa go with Mai. At first we were sad when we found out that it was not snow
Rm1268
Rm1268
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Our guide Nozomi created a wonderful experience!
Kanazawa in January can be wet and cold, but our guide Nozomi created a wonderful day of experiences and conversati
Simon H
Simon H
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Great tour, great meetings with artists
Wonderful tour, we had a great guide, insightful conversations, and great meetings with local artists.
maiaks
maiaks
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Forming memories for life with the excellent Ms Nozomi
My partner and I took the full-day tour of Kanazawa including visiting local artisans (an 11th generation tea bowl
markhH7451JP
markhH7451JP
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Great day trip to Takayama
Had a fantastic time on this day tour with our guide Taka. He tailored the trip to our needs and even took us aroun
kajfa
kajfa
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Full Day Tour of Kanazawa with Private Guide
It was a wonderful experience and we enjoyed very much. The guide has lots of knowledge and experience
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