Kanazawa half day tour

Takashi M.

4.71
(17) reviews
Kanazawa
English, Japanese (Native)
4 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

We visit Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa castle park and Higashi Chaya Geisha district.

We spend about one hour to visit many attractive points in the Gardens. We visit Ishikawamon gate and Kahokumon gate. We board on a bus to get to Higashi Chaya Geisha district and gold leaf workshop.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At your hotel lobby at Kanazawa city

Kenrokuen garden. we stroll inside the garden for about one hour.

Geisha district

gold leaf workshop

Ending Point

Higashi Chaya Geisha District

What to Expect

Kanazawa flourished as a castle town for the Kaga clan during the Edo period ( 1603AD - 1867AD ). Kenrokuen garden was constructed as a strolling style landscape garden by the feudal lord Maedas of the Kaga clan. The garden is said to have 6 attributes which are very important for the best garden. They are largeness, seclusion, gardening technique , long history, panoramic view and running stream. The garden is installed some good luck symbols such as a crane, a tortoise, wild geese, a gourd and the Koto music instrument. These good luck symbols reflect the wishes of the lord Maedas, longevity and prosperity. In this tour, we visit Higashi Chaya Geisha district, gold leaf workshop, Kenrokuen garden and Kanazawa castle park.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee and guide's transportation fares.

What‘s not included

The tour price does not include transportation fares and admission fees for you. Loop bus ticket a person 500 yen. Kenrokuen garden entrance fee a person is 320 yen.

Important Information

Tour application for this tour will be accepted until three days before your desired tour date.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the tour start only in the morning?

The tour starts either in the morning or afternoon. I request you to inform me your desired starting time when you book the tour.

Reviews

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Jackie P.

Nov 7, 2019

Very knowledgeable and helpful

Murakami-san was an excellent guide. He grew up in Kanazawa so he has a wealth of information about the city's history and culture. The itinerary he arranged was customized to our interests, and he was very attentive to our needs. Unfortunately we had to end our tour a little early due to some minor health issues. He seemed disappointed, so please make sure he knows that it was not because of anything he did--we were very pleased with his services.

Takashi M.

Dear Jackie, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and wonderful comment to my guide service. It was a fine day, and became cloudy in the afternoon. Overall it was a nice day for the tour. When you had your gold leaf experience at the workshop, the room was noisy because of the private section remodeling construction work of the shop. I am very much happy that you enjoyed the tour with me.. Best regards, Takashi

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Peter K.

Apr 29, 2019

Kanazawa 10 hr Tour

Takashi was a very good & thoughtful guide. He provided a brochure that was waiting for us at our hotel when we checked in confirming all details. Our tour was amazing, wonderful scenery on bus to Shirakawa-go an amazing world heritage site. Then back to Kanazawa, visited Gardens, Castle & original Samuri area. So much culture & history. Takashi provided much information. Based on our experience we would thoroughly recommend Takashi's services & tour.

Takashi M.

Dear Peter, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and wonderful comment to my guide service. It was a nice day. A cloudy and moderate temperature. I am grateful to know that you enjoyed Shirakawago-Kanazawa tour. Best regards, Takashi

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Mrs. oey dwi P.

Feb 23, 2019

Recommended guide tour

On time, helpfull

Takashi M.

Dear Mrs. Thank you for a high evaluation to my guide service. We started the tour behind schedule because of your unsuccessful booking of train seats. So, I had to cancell seats of a highway bus originally booked. Seats of all highway bus after original one were all booked by other passengers. So, we took alternative route from Shin-Takaoka to Shirakawago and Takayama. We were lucky that we were able to vist both Shirakawago and Takayama as we planned. It was cold, cloudy and sometimes snowy day. Thank you again. Kind regards, Takashi

Rebecca Q.

Jan 5, 2019

Good day in Shirakawago and Kanazawa

We had a very pleasant at day with Takashi San in Shirakawago and Kanazawa. Takashi San is very knowledgeable about the areas and we were able to see a lot that day. There were so much to see and do and since we took a long time at the gold leaf embellishment experience, we ended up running out of time and not able to see the Kanazawa castle. I think squeezing both Shirakawago and Kanazawa into one day is okay if you don’t go for the gold leaf embellishment experience, otherwise splitting them into two days would be more doable and relaxing. Overall it was a very nice day and thank you again to Takashi San for his time and patience.

Takashi M.

Dear Rebecca, Thank you very much for high evaluation on my guide service. We visited Shirakawago in the morning, and Kanazawa in the afternoon. It was a snowy day. We were lucky that there were no traffic delay. I am sorry that we didn't have enough time for Kanazawa tour. Thank you very much for your precious advice on the tour itinerary. Best rgards, Takashi

$218/ per group