Kanazawa 8h tour of Samurai Culture

Art, Culture, & Historical

Akira H.

5.00(1) reviews
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 4 people


1. Omicho market place : 170 private stores with 290 year's tradition. Wide variety of local foodstuffs such as seafood, fruits...

Meeting Point

At your hotel

Higashiyama Geisha-House District, Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa castle, Nagamachi Samurai-house district and Myoryuji -Ninja temple

Lunch of good counter-tenpura

21st Museum of Contemporary Art ( 2 stars by Michilin) as other option

Ending Point

At your hotel

What to Expect


1. Omicho market place : 170 private stores with 290 year's tradition. Wide variety of local foodstuffs such as seafood, fruits, unique

vegetable can be seen or eaten. (One star by Michilin)

2. Kazuemachi and Higashiyama Geisha-House district : Built in 1820 and still showing an original feature. Can see the inside of some

houses.(One star by Michelin) Also can visit Gold-Leaf workshop and store. Entrans fee by option : 500yen/p for Shima-house &

750yen/p for Kaikaro-house

3. Kenrokuen Garden : The garden equipped with six conditions to be a completed one. One of the three most beautiful stroll-type-

Japanese garden. (Three stars by Michelin) Entrance fee : 310yen/p but no charge for over 65 yrs old

4. Kanazawa Castle precincit : Except one original gate(one star by Michelin), other two gates together with a long house of fortres

were beautifully reconstructed using traditional architectual technique. The precinct leads to another beautiful Three-Dementional

-Garden originally made for the Maeda family only. Entrance fee by option for the long-house with turret : 310yen/p

but no charge for over 65 yrs old.

5.We are almost at lunch area. My recomendation is a Couter-Tempura-lunch unless otherwise specific requirements.

6. Nagamachi Samurai-House district : Not like the other castle town , Samurai here were permitted to live out side of the castle

precinct. We can see the narrow streets of mud-wall remaining since feuda days. Nomura-House is one of them and can go inside

to see a nice private garden and rooms. (Two stars by Michelin) Entrance fee : 550yen/p

7.Myoryuji-Ninja Temple : No ninja lives here but this is the high grade Buddhist temple built around 350 years ago as a headquater

of the fortress temples. Lord Maeda, because of the position of 2nd richest following to Tokugawa Shogunate, he had been thinking

the way of survial but also thinking to fight when the Tokudawa attack them. In case of this final moment he built this temple with

different tricks inside. (One star by Michilin) Entrance fee : 800yen/p

TRANSPORTATION FEE : 2.500yen - 6,000yen /day for three using bus and taxi

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee, entrance fee and lunch

Important Information

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time



Alexander R.

Aug 16, 2017

Had a wonderful experience in Kanazawa with this guide.

I had a truly wonderful experience in visiting Kanazawa by using Akira-san as a guide. His knowledge, kindness and humour allows me to enjoy my visit in Kanazawa. He brought me to lots of interesting places there (such as Higashiyama Geisha-House, Kenrokuen garden, Myoryuji -Ninja temple) and I really learned a lot from them. We are becoming a good friends and I would certainly use his service again when visiting Kanazawa area.

$230/ per person