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Kanazawa Private Tours & Local Tour Guides

Discover Things to Do and Plan a Trip to Kanazawa, Japan with a Local Guide

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Popular Kanazawa Tour Guides

Kanazawa Tour Guide - Yoji K.

Yoji K.

5.00 / 5
(24 reviews)
Japan

Hello, I'm Yoji, based in Kanazawa. I spent my formative years in Kanazawa and pursued my master's degree in the United States. Having lived in Washington D.C. and California for six years, I then resided and worked in China and various Southeast Asian countries. My passion lies in exploring new destinations and connecting with people worldwide. Now, it's my turn to extend the same hospitality I've received to you. I specialize in crafting personalized tours tailored to your interests and preferences. If you're a food enthusiast, you've come to the right place. For those seeking to delve into Japan's rich history and culture, I highly recommend joining my full-day tour in Kanazawa. Additionally, I offer tours to Shirakawago and Takayama. Let's embark on an unforgettable journey together.                                                                                                                                  

Kanazawa Tour Guide - Lucy F.

Lucy F.

5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Japan

Hello, everyone! I'm Lucy, and I'm thrilled to share a bit about myself with you. Originally hailing from the picturesque south of France, my life's journey has woven through the landscapes of both France and Germany, primarily within the realm of fashion and costume design. My heart, however, found its home in the enchanting city of Kanazawa when my husband's career led us here in 2019. Since then, this city has not only become my adopted home, but it's a place I've grown to adore. Now, guiding has become a source of immense joy for me. I cherish the opportunity to meet people from all corners of the world, sharing my knowledge about this incredible city and its cultural tapestry. Beyond the guided tours, my free time is often spent in exploration. Whether uncovering hidden gems in the surroundings or immersing myself in the world of pottery, crafts or hiking. I'm here not just to guide but also to connect, learn, and share the beauty I've discovered in Kanazawa. Looking forward to our journeys together!                                                                                                                                 

Kanazawa Tour Guide - Haru G.

Haru G.

5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
Japan

Thank you for your interest in choosing me as your guide! I will be your friend in Kanazawa, a city with rich culture and history, modern and old co-exist. I'm originally from Ishikawa Prefecture where Kanazawa is the capital. In the past, I lived in New York for many years. After coming back to Japan, I have worked in the travel industry for a decade and learned a lot about inbound travelers. I also obtained my guide license in 2017 while I was working for successful inbound travel agencies. Living abroad and promoting Japan as a destination made my love for the country stronger and I'm passionate about sharing it with others. Now I am ready to explore Japan with you!                                                                                                                                 

Fukui Tour Guide - Yoshie K.

Yoshie K.

5.00 / 5
(33 reviews)
Japan

Hi, I am Yoshie. I am a national government licensed English speaking Guide. I used to work for multinational companies and served as an interpreter for several years and travelled around Japan with coworkers. I love plants, nature, travelling as well as finding out good places to eat! I am also a communicative person. After lived in Tokyo for some decades, now I live in my home town, Fukui where you can have a great experience of Zen buddhism in the head temple of the Soto Zen sect, Eiheiji which was founded in 1244. There is also a thrilling sightseeing spot named Tojinbo Cliffs which are as high as 25 meters extending a peninsula. For those who are in interested in dinosaurs, there is one of the three world's largest dinosaur museums. I have been travelling Kanazawa since my high school age so I know well about the town to show you around as well as Shirakawago, a day trip from Kanazawa. I am excited to meet you and coordinate what you are really interested in to make you the happiest memories in Japan. I look forward to guiding you soon!                                                                                                                                  

New Kanazawa Tour Guides

Ishikawa Tour Guide - Raphaël P.

Raphaël P.

Japan

Motto: "Learn, Move, Share. Daily!" Smily Family Man - Adventure Seeker - Creative Soul (Photo/Music/Cooking) - Polyglot - Globe Trotter - Fitness Enthusiast - Bookworm - Kanazawa Lover. _ Hello Explorers! Are you ready to discover Kanazawa like never before? I'm here to guide you on an exceptional journey through this captivating city. Since settling in Kanazawa in 2019 with my Japanese wife and our children, I've deeply integrated local life into the fabric of my tours. For me, this city is not just a place I work—it's my home. My diverse background in the service industry, from hospitality to performing arts, ensures that your experience will be both enriching and seamless. Prepare for picture-perfect moments, delectable local eats, insightful answers to your curiosities, and delightful tips that will enrich your stay beyond measure! Choose to explore Kanazawa with me, and let's create memories as rich and vibrant as the city itself!                                                                                                                                 

Ishikawa Tour Guide - Ali G.

Ali G.

Japan

As a foreigner resident of Kanazawa , where I have spent a number of years living, I offer tours of the city's well-known landmarks and historical sites. I have worked in Pakistan and Dubai in similar capacities.In addition, I received my master's degree from Peshawar University.I like difficult travel locations with lots of adventure.interested in history, customs, environment, wildlife, and landscapes. My ultimate travel goal and reward has always been meeting different kind of people internationally.                                                                                                                                  

Niigata Tour Guide - Brian S.

Brian S.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
Japan

Hi. I am from Louisiana, USA, but Niigata has been my (and my family's) home for nearly 25 years. I've explored both the city and the prefecture extensively, learning about local history, culture, and food, and I'd love the opportunity to share these with you.                                                                                                                                 

Ishikawa Tour Guide - Atsuko K.

Atsuko K.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
Japan

大家好!我是日本國家註冊導遊Atsuko!我是從2013年開始從事這導遊工作。我原來是個九州的佐賀人,現在住在石川縣金澤市。我現在學習日本茶道。 我可以帶您去以金澤市為主的觀光景點玩。金澤是一座充滿著日本武士文化的城市。除了必去的景點之外,這裡還有很多美食。讓我們一起尋找這裡的魅力吧。跟我一起漫步的話,一定會發現在網上看不到的事情!我等您預約!                                                                                                                                 

Popular Kanazawa Private Tours

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Kanazawa One Day Tour

Kanazawa
7 hours

The city of Kanazawa is very compact and you will be able to feel the appearance of the ancient samurai days in the feudal period as strolling the town and streets.

FROM$240/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshie K.
Yoshie K.
5.00 / 5
(33 reviews)
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Kanazawa Must-See Places One Day Tour

Kanazawa
7 hours 30 min

I am originally from Kanazawa and I would like to tailor your Kanazawa tour only for you. Kanazawa is different from cosmopolitan cities like Tokyo and Osaka, but you can see well preserved Japanese culture and history. Please feel free to contact me what you want to visit and see. I will make an itenerary based on your request. Here is my propsosed itinerary but I am very flexible on it.

FROM$316/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoji K.
Yoji K.
5.00 / 5
(24 reviews)
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Personalized A Half Day Tour in Kanazawa

Kanazawa
4 hours

This is a personalized tour for people or group who want to explore Kanazawa in a half day (4hour). Kanazawa attractions: Kenrokuen park, Kanazawa castle park, Nagamachi Samurai District, Higashi Tea (Geisha) Street, Nomura house and so on. You can choose starting time at either 9am or 1pm. The Itinerary is one example. This tour is very FLEXIBLE AND DESIGNED ONLY FOR YOU.

FROM$164/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoji K.
Yoji K.
5.00 / 5
(24 reviews)
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Kanazawa one-day tour

Kanazawa
8 hours

During the Edo period ( for about 270 years), Kanazawa flourished as a castle town of the Kaga Clan. The lord Maedas , the second biggest lord after the Tokugawa Shogunate Edo central government, ruled the kaga domain for almost 280 years. Many traditional arts and crafts were developed by the support of the Maedas. Many historic sites , traditional arts and crafts remain in the town. Kanazawa is a gastronomic city, too. Various fresh fishes are landed from the Sea of Japan, and various vegetables are produced locally. Shinkansen bullet trains linked Kanazawa to Tokyo directly on March 14, 2015. It takes about 2 and a half hours. Visitors can make a day tour to Kanazawa from Tokyo.

FROM$196/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Takashi M.
Takashi M.
4.71 / 5
(17 reviews)

New Kanazawa Private Tours

4 Hours - Kanazawa's Main Attractions!cover image

4 Hours - Kanazawa's Main Attractions!

Kanazawa
4 hours

This 4-hour itinerary covers the essential attractions of Kanazawa, providing a mix of historical insights, natural beauty, and local culture. Starting with the historical Nagamachi Samurai District, moving to the serene Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle, and exploring the historical Higashi Chaya District, this plan offers a comprehensive snapshot of what Kanazawa has to offer. If time permits, additional quick stops at Omicho Market, a Museum or Myoryuji Temple can enhance the experience.

FROM$101/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Raphaël P.
Raphaël P.
3 Hours - Evening Photoshoot / Local Sake Tasting.cover image

3 Hours - Evening Photoshoot / Local Sake Tasting.

Kanazawa
3 hours

Starting Time: 7:30pm to 8:30pm. Experience Kanazawa's enchanting evening ambiance on this 3-hour tour. Capture professional night shots in the beautiful geisha districts surroundings. Explore historic and cultural highlights, discover unique places to relax and taste local Sake, and learn about Japanese culture. Enjoy good company, get personalized recommendations for your stay, and make the most of your time in Kanazawa. Book your tour now for an unforgettable evening experience!

FROM$114/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Raphaël P.
Raphaël P.
Discover the Magic of Kanazawa: 9-Hour Walking Tourcover image

Discover the Magic of Kanazawa: 9-Hour Walking Tour

Kanazawa
9 hours

Starting Time: 7:00 to 9:00am. In this immersive 9-hour walking tour, we delve into the enchanting beauty of Kanazawa. This tour promises a perfect blend of natural wonders, rich cultural heritage, fascinating stories, and delightful culinary experiences! <Bamboo forest / Riverside walk / All 3 Geisha districts / Old Tea house / Stunning Garden / Samurai District / Ninja Temple & Museum / Kutani Ceramics / Perfect Photo Spots / Surprise. KZ Delights [ex]: Golden Ice Pancakes - Matcha/Kaga Tea

FROM$228/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Raphaël P.
Raphaël P.
Magie de Kanazawa : Forêt de Bambous, Quartier des Geishas, Or, Douceurs et Plus Encore !cover image

Magie de Kanazawa : Forêt de Bambous, Quartier des Geishas, Or, Douceurs et Plus Encore !

Kanazawa
6 hours

Lors de cette visite à pied de 6 heures, nous explorerons une partie de la magie de Kanazawa. Elle promet un mélange parfait de beauté naturelle, de patrimoine culturel, d'histoires insolites et d'expériences culinaires délicieuses ! <Forêt de bambous / Promenade au bord de la rivière / Quartiers des geishas / Ancienne maison de thé / Temple des Ninjas / Céramiques Kutani / Spots photo parfaits / Surprise. Délices de Kanazawa : Glace dorée - Pancakes moelleux - Thé matcha - Thé Kaga - Omurice

FROM$177/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Raphaël P.
Raphaël P.

Popular Kanazawa Private Cars

【PRIVATE CAR TOUR】A full day tour to UNESCO World Heritage, SHIRAKAWAGO & Old town, TAKAYAMAcover image

【PRIVATE CAR TOUR】A full day tour to UNESCO World Heritage, SHIRAKAWAGO & Old town, TAKAYAMA

Kanazawa
9 hours

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawago, renowned for its breathtaking Gassho-style thatched-roof houses, offering a glimpse into Japan's rural life and traditions. Then we go to Takayama boasting a beautifully preserved Edo Period historical center called 'Sannomachi'. Wander its charming streets lined with Edo Period buildings housing museums, galleries, sake breweries, and craft shops. Immerse yourself in Japan's rich history and traditional charm.

FROM$601/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoji K.
Yoji K.
5.00 / 5
(24 reviews)
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☆Kanazawa Day Tour with a Private Car

Kanazawa
3 hours

Experienced local taxi drivers will cordially show you around the area so that you can visit both must-see and hidden sightseeing spots and enjoy local food.

FROM$259/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tr taxi R.
Tr taxi R.
4.87 / 5
(229 reviews)
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☆Kanazawa Day Tour with a Private Car

Kanazawa
5 hours

Experienced local taxi drivers will cordially show you around the area so that you can visit both must-see and hidden sightseeing spots and enjoy local food.

FROM$388/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Tr taxi R.
Tr taxi R.
4.87 / 5
(229 reviews)
【PRIVATE CAR TOUR】1 Day tour to Takayama, Historic Old Town, from Kanazawacover image

【PRIVATE CAR TOUR】1 Day tour to Takayama, Historic Old Town, from Kanazawa

Kanazawa
8 hours

Nestled in Central Japan's mountains, Takayama boasts a beautifully preserved Edo Period (1603-1868) historical center, known as the ‘Sannomachi’. This charming old town, once a thriving merchant hub, showcases skilled craftsmanship in its Edo Period buildings. Visitors can wander its narrow streets lined with black-fronted buildings housing museums, galleries, sake breweries, and craft shops, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking Japan's rich history and traditional charm.

FROM$537/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoji K.
Yoji K.
5.00 / 5
(24 reviews)

Day Trips from Kanazawa

Kanazawa Tour Reviews

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Marc B.

5 / 5
Jul 12, 2024

Personalized A Half Day Tour in Kanazawa

Kanazawa
4 hours

Great intro to Kanazawa

Yoji is a great guide, his English is fantastic and he knows a lot of the local history. It was a pleasure spending half a day together to see the sights and he was very helpful afterwards as well for the remainder of our stay.

Marc B.

Thank you very much for your great review. I’m very glad to meet in Kanazawa. I hope you enjoyed the tour and the rest of your trip in Japan. It was hot and humid this time. Please come to Japan in winter or spring next time. Please send my regards to your family. Take good care!

An excellent day spent with Yoji in beautiful Kanazawa

Kanazawa is a lovely quaint town and we were lucky to have Yoji as our guide. He is very pleasant, courteous and knowledgeable and made every effort to make us feel so welcomed in his beautiful hometown. He doesn’t treat his tour service just as a job, he went way beyond and made us feel so welcomed as though we were his guests in his own home. He took so much care in all aspects of our experience. Overall an excellent experience.

Rameeta K.

Thank you very much for your nice review and comment on my tour. I truly appreciate tourists from abroad choosing Kanazawa as their destination during their trip. You are not exceptional. I’m very honored and glad to be chosen as your guide and assistant. Spending time with you for 2 days was terrific. I wish I could have another day with you. Again, thank you very much for treating me very well. If your family member comes to Japan, please feel free to message me.

Personalized one day Kanazawa Highlights

We ended up making a rather last minute decision on the destination for our day trip out of Tokyo and to take the Shinkansen to Kanazawa instead of Kyoto. We were scrambling to work out an itinerary for the city and where to go and what to see. We thought the best way would be to get a tour guide to bring our family of 7 around. We managed to get Yoji and what a blessing it was. He was quick to respond and able to make adjustments along the way to accommodate our youngest (6y). He devised a well balanced, interesting and most importantly well paced series of attractions. He had very good knowledge of the attractions and we were able to connect immediately with him. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone who is going to Kanazawa.

Roanna F.

Thank you very much for great review and comment on me. I had great time with such a sweet family. I hope all of you enjoyed the trip to Kanazawa. Please come to winter next time when you visit. Thank you very much for choosing me as your guide. I was very lucky to be found by you in last minute. See you soon Yoji

Kanazawa Private Tour Guide

Whether it’s your first time to Kanazawa or you are back to discover more, a good tour guide can make all the difference. Enjoy the best of what Kanazawa has to offer, without all the fuss of planning everything by yourself! You can pick your favorite itinerary from the Kanazawa tours offered by our local guides, but feel free to ask for customizations based on your preferences. We want to help travelers get the most out of their trips, and we believe a good tour with a local guide is the best way to ensure that. There is so much to see and do in Kanazawa, and the best way to get the most out of your time there is to have a local expert with you. GoWithGuide is committed to delivering unforgettable tour experiences, so let us help you create your next favorite memory.

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