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Kanazawa Full Enjoyment One Day Tour

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This tour is one day tour in Kanazawa that include various tour spots such as Kenrokuen-garden, Samurai residence, Higashi Chaya district and Ohmimachi market. You can have an impressive experience by watching the remains of castle town established by a local feudal load ;Toshiie Maeda. Kanazawa is called “Little Kyoto” as a town having traditional beauty like Kyoto.

Kanazawa Tour Guide - Kashima H.
Kashima H.
4.66 / 5
(73 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

To meet with you at Kanazawa station,

10:30 AM

Kenrokuen garden

In Kanazawa city, you can find the remains of castle town established by a local feudal load of Samurai worriers, Toshiie Maeda who did enormous role during Azuchi-Momoyama period (1573~1600). Maeda family of feudal load had kept the load of Kanazawa castle as number one crop yield of 1 million among the loads in Japan as the servants to Tokugawa Shogunate. The ancient atmosphere of current Kanagawa city such as Nagamachi Samurai residence, Higashi chaya, Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa castle and so-on come from the heritage of Maeda family. Kanazawa is called “Little Kyoto” and promoting it as a town having traditional beauty like Kyoto.


This garden is one of the most famous landscape garden in Japan. There are three artificial hills , two beautiful ponds and bipedal stone lantern which is a symbol of the garden that stands with one foot in the water and the other on an islet.

12:00 PM

Samurai residence

This area is located in Nagamachi district where there are many houses with earthen walls that belonged to Feudal load and still retain an atmosphere of feudal times.

- Mud walls / stone around the Samurai houses: The thick walls are made of mud mixed with gravel and then hardened. The lower part of the mud walls are made by piling up round, half -ground (cracked) riverbed stones. The mud walls are covered with a singled-roof in order to protect the wall’s surface from rain.

01:30 PM

Ohmimachi market including lunch,

This market was opened by Oumi merchant who had lived near Kyoto and moved to this district.

Various shops who sells fresh fishes, fruit & vegetable, dry matter, miscellaneous goods and so-on are lined in this market.

04:10 PM

Higashi Chaya district

There are lots of souvenir stores and restaurants where you can taste Kanazawa local consumed gourmet in this district.

Machiya in Kanazawa:

Machiya is the urban housing where merchants and craftsmen had lived during Edo ara. Those buildings used to be built on the residence of town people inside castle town and port town.

The characteristic of the buildings are as follows.

• The buildings are built directly in front of the road.

• Each family’s house contact each other with frontage fully spread and stand side by side.

• This is not a terraced house but independent house with pillars and walls not be shared each other.

Ending Point

To move to Kanazawa station,

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Guide fee (7.5 hours) ,

Pick-up-fee for you at Kanazawa station,

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What‘s not included

Transportation fee inside Kanazawa city for you and a guide:

Kanazawa one day bus free ticket for you and a guide : JPY800/adult,


I live in Takasaki city in Gunma prefecture.

Therefore, please pay the transfer fee of JR Shinkansen bullet train between Takasaki and Kanazawa to me by cash on the tour date by JPY24000,


Entrance fee for you: Kenrokuen garden: JPY320/ adult,

Higashi Chaya/Shima house : JPY500 / adult, Nomura Samurai house: JPY550/adult,


Lunch fee,

Tour Important Information

1) For fairly long walking of sight-seeing, please put on the shoes to walk with ease.

2) Please prepare the cash to spend any bus riding, lunch and souvenir.

3) I prepared the blog of Kanazawa which shows various tour spots with detail photos and detail explanation each shown as below.

Blog title of Kanazawa: Kanazawa Tour Spots with Nostalgic Atmosphere of Ancient Edo era,

Important message from the guide

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I am now focusing tour guide area for East Japan area such as Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone, Kamakura, Mt.Fuji, Nikko, Gunma, Saitama and Kanazawa.

However, I can support you for one day trip of Kyoto, Osaka, Kobe, Nara and Himeji from Tokyo.

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Kanazawa Tour Reviews

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,

Hakone Tour

Dear Kashima san, Thank you so much for the wonderful trip. We really enjoyed the tour with your local experience and knowledge. Thank you once again

Manish P.

Manish san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. I am very much pleased that you could enjoy the Hakone tour with me. We visited the area of both Mt.Fuji and Hakone. In Mt.Fuji area, we visited Oshino- Hakkai & surrounding of Lake-Yamanaka. In Hakone, we could enjoy enormous nature such as Oowakudani valley & various riding such as cruising on Lake - Ashinoko and Ropeway. We could exchange lots of information for each tour spots with funny conversation. Again, thank you very much, Kashima

Discovering Mount Fuji and Hakone with Kashima San

I had an unforgettable experience visiting Mount Fuji and the Hakone Shrine with Mr. Kashima as our guide! Mr. Kashima's expertise and passion for the history and culture of each site were evident throughout the tour. He shared captivating stories and insightful details that made each location come alive. The tour was perfectly paced, allowing us to fully enjoy the breathtaking scenery and capture beautiful photos. Mr. Kashima's thoughtful organization and warm hospitality made the entire day a pleasure. I highly recommend Mr. Kashima to anyone looking to explore these iconic Japanese landmarks with a knowledgeable and engaging guide.

Emily A.

Emily san, Matias san, thank you very much for your upmost review for me. We enjoyed Hakone essential sights such as historical spots of Hakone shrine, Hakone Sekisho barrier and traditional culture of Yosegi Saiku technology observation. Also I think you could enjoy enormous nature and various riding in Hakone. Thanks to your deep interest for Japanese nature, history and culture, we could exchange lots of information for each tour spots, Japanese culture & history and so-on. I hope that you visit Japan again in near future so that I can introduce other nice tour spots for you. Thanks, Kashima

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