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Kanazawa Half Day Tour

See the best sights in Kanazawa before lunch


The opinion of Japan Experience

A successful trip is often made of fruitful encounters; spending a moment with your guide gives you the opportunity to create a privileged link with Japan and Kanazawa, while preserving your traveller's freedom.

Your Travel Angel's plus

Our guides have been living in the Kanazawa area for a long time, and love helping people experience the city. Always spending time outside in Kanazawa, they will be happy to share information about great restaurants, upcoming events, and real local spots.

Description

Kanazawa has hundreds of years of history packed into a small, beautiful city. Take a half day guided tour and find out about not only the major sites, but also info only locals know. By the end of the tour you will know how to spend the rest of your time in Kanazawa, and why it is one of the best towns in Japan.

Tours usually start in the lobby of your hotel. Our guide will meet you at a mutually decided time, and sit down together for a few minutes to talk about the day. If there is anything special you want to see, do, buy, or eat, our guide will try to make it happen, all while giving his own ideas about the best places things to do that day. Together you will plan out a route for the day, and off you go.

Half day tours can include the following Kanazawa experiences…

Strolling past beautiful shrines often visited by geishas to pray for a good night's work, find yourself thrown into the traditional side of Kanazawa. Down the steps into narrow Japanese streets, you enter an old neighborhood with cafes, 5 star restaurants, geisha houses, and also a wonderful woodblock printing atrio. Here you can find beautiful woodblock originals and calligraphy works by one of the most famous international woodblock artists.

Over the Asanogawa river, which is maybe one of the most beautiful views in the city, walk from one geisha district to the next. Here you can find one of the most popular streets in the city. Away from the crowds there is a beautiful gallery that has some of the nicest and most famous pieces of work from the Ishikawa region. If you are feeling up for it, there is also a geisha house that gives tours where you might not see any geisha, but can see and feel the space within which they work.

Out of the geisha districts, we will make your way down the Asanogawa river to the famous Kenroku-en garden. Here is one of the three most famous gardens in Japan, and you can’t come to Kanazawa and not see the garden. Our guides have lots of knowledge on the garden, so you can enjoy the best spots and get some cool facts about it as well. If anybody in the group is in need of a break, there is a small tea house in the garden where women in kimono serve tea and you can enjoy the tea house’s private garden.

If you want to stick to the traditional, a stroll through Oyama Jinja, the most famous shrine in the city, is a great idea. Just down the road is Omicho Fish Market, where you can grab some of the best fish and sushi in Japan. If the group wants to see downtown Kanazawa, our guides know many local coffee shops, vintage shops, record shops, as well as traditional tea and Kimono stores.

As the half day tour concludes, your guide will be happy to suggest a plan for you for the rest of the day, along with dinner recommendations and anything you need.

Come spend an unforgettable half day in Kanazawa!

Access

Tours can start anywhere in downtown Kanazawa. Your guide will get in touch with you a couple days before the tour by email or phone to decide meeting time and place, and also what activities you are interested in.
Above 4 participants, extra fees will be applied. Children are considered as a full participant.

Latest review

Catherine
Oct 2016

Thank you for your service we enjoyed the places you have made us discover in Kanazawa and the informations you give us.
Kanazawa is a beautiful City.  This day will remain etched in our memory.

Nicolas
Oct 2016

We all enjoyed diner and Kanazawa visit with you. Thanks to you our stay in Kanazawa has been a great and rich experience.

Olivier
Apr 2016

Thanks so much for the great tour. And your advice, we enjoyed the restaurant you recommended!

Guillaume
Apr 2016

We enjoyed very much the tour with you: thanks again!

The restaurant you recomended for dinner was just delicious. Thank you for your great advice!

Benedicte
Apr 2016

The half day we spent with Chris was awsome. We really appreciate Kanazawa thanks to him!

Christophe
Dec 2015

Thanks a lot ! We really enjoyed the few hours we spent together in Kanazawa. The geisha house was probably one of the highest times (if not the highest time) we had in Japan.  This was really a fantastic travel.  Thanks, thanks, thanks.

Betty
Oct 2015

We want to thank you for a great tour of Kanazawa. It turned out to be our favorite place in Japan thanks to you. We went back to the same district the next day and found several buildings and shops of interest. I even went back for the ice cream sundae. So Good! I will recommend you as a tour guide any time.  

Thierry
Aug 2015

Thanks to you indeed for the tour and for your kindness, all the family enjoyed being with you.
Very good restaurant for lunch! Nice place, good food, very quiet....

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