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Kanazawa Private Tour Guides

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Popular Kanazawa Tour Guides

Kanazawa Tour Guide - Yoji K.

Yoji K.

5.00 / 5
(22 reviews)

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)

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)

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!                                                                                                                                 

Ishikawa Tour Guide - Yukari S.

Yukari S.

5.00 / 5
(26 reviews)

Hi! I'm Yukari. I'm a government licensed guide of Kanazawa city.(Kanazawa Visitor's Host) I was originally born and raised in Toyama prefecture. I had moved 2 times within Hokuriku region in my childhood for my fathers job. I've been living in Ishikawa for 16 years in total.(4years in my childhood and 12years since I married. ) I have a family of 4. I'm raising 2boys and have 2dogs. I love animals, nature, music, photos, camping, and good food. So if you feel that I might have a similar taste with you, my tour will bring you a satisfied explore. Here in Kanazawa, tourists have been increasing in number since the opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen in 2015. Many of foreign tourists are walking around throughout the city holding their smartphone by hand. Every time I see those people, I felt that I might be able to do something which make their trip more memorable. This is the reason why I took the license of Kanazawa Visitor's Host and started a local tour guide. Although I've just started as a tour guide in 2018,I sincerely enjoy making a personalized plan that every single guest would be able to make the day here in Kanazawa perfectly. I have ever lived in Toyama, Fukui, Ishikawa, Chiba, Tokyo (Japan),and Toronto (Canada). I have ever been to USA (Seattle, LA, CA, NY) Australia (Cairns) New Zealand(Auckland) Korea, China, and Canada (many cities). Let's go for Kanazawa tour just for you! Please feel free to contact me if you have any inquiries. Yukari                                                                                                                                 

Niigata Tour Guide - Brian S.

Brian S.

5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)

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 - Ali G.

Ali G.


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.                                                                                                                                  

Gifu Tour Guide - Yuriko S.

Yuriko S.

4.94 / 5
(48 reviews)

I am Yuriko from Gifu Prefecture. I was an assistant English teacher at junior high school. I started to work as a National Certificate tour guide in 2019. I'm very interested in kimono, tea ceremony and Japanese castles. I sometimes guide in kimono. There are so many nice places to visit in Gifu and Nagoya! I also guide around Takayama, Shirakawago, Kyoto, Nara, Osaka and Kanazawa if you pay my transportation fee from my hometown. Let's enjoy Japan with me!                                                                                                                                 

Fukui Tour Guide - Yoshie K.

Yoshie K.

5.00 / 5
(33 reviews)

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!                                                                                                                                  

Day Trips from Kanazawa

Kanazawa Tour Reviews

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

Informative and delightful trip! Very customizable.

Yoji is excellent communicator. From beginning I knew I needed custom tour and our communication was solid. I knew exactly what was included in the tour and the cost. His knowledge of the area is great and he is a pleasant guide. We had a nice tour of Shiragawa-go and got to see everything we wanted in a limited amount of time. I recommend!

Barbara J.

Thank you very much for your great review and comment on my tour. It was great meeting you and visiting Shirakawago with you. We had a limited time but we accomplished what both of you would like to see. I hope you enjoyed the sceneary of countryside in Japan on the way to Shirakawago. You may felt the earthquake next morning.. I really hope you had a wonderful memory and impression on Kanazawa. Again, thank you very very much for giving me such a great opportunity to take you around.

Enjoyable Day!

We really enjoyed our tour of Kanazawa with Kashima. He knows the area well and was able to streamline the sights for us. Also, he is has a very pleasant personality and speaks English well. We highly recommend booking a tour with him.

Bruce B.

Bruce san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you could enjoy the Kanazawa tour with me. Kanazawa is said to be little Kyoto by the tour spots of Kanazawa Castle remains, Kenrokuen garden, Samurai residence, traditional shrine, fish market and so-on that are all related to the biggest feudal load as Maeda family during 16th century to 19th century. I think you could relax to see Kanazawa which are not so much jammed compared with Kyoto. We could make funny communication for various interesting topics. Thank you very much for your strong interest for Japanese culture and history. Kashima,

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Local Tour Guides in Kanazawa

Our local guides are ready to help you plan, customize and realize your ideal tour in Kanazawa. All GoWithGuide guides are real locals who know the area on a deep and personal level, and they can’t wait to share their knowledge with you. When traveling, everyone wants to get the most bang out of their buck. How to do that? Ask the right person to be your tour guide, of course! As opposed to fixed itineraries that are too formal and geared towards large groups, arranging a trip with the help of a local guide will mean the trip will be about what YOU want to see and do. Go ahead and send a message to one (or several!) of our local guides. They would love to show you their Kanazawa!