Kanazawa Highlights - History × Craft


Sachi K.

English, Japanese (Native)
6 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 8 people

Visit some of the most popular historic sites to discover this samurai town, a traditional house, a castle and a shrine. Stroll around in one of the most beautiful Japanese gardens. Try out making the popular gold leaf crafts. Have a relaxing time and learn a lot about the history and culture.


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Meeting Point

Kanazawa Station

10:20 AM - Samurai District

11:30 AM - Kenrokuen Garden

1:30 PM - Gold Leaf Crafts

2:30 PM - Kanazawa Castle

3:15 PM - Oyama Shrine

Ending Point

Kanazawa Station

What to Expect

A lot of things in Kanazawa are closely related to the history and culture. I’ll make it simple to help you understand more about authentic Japanese life, save a lot of time, and enjoy your stay even more.

In the Samurai District, you will get in Nomura Samurai House, a former residence of high ranking officials. The whole house is a work of art, and this is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of green tea while looking out over the beautiful garden. Also there is a small museum with swords, scrolls and other real samurai items.

Kenrokuen is one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan originated more than 300 years ago. You can enjoy the Japanese atmosphere of its beautiful landscaping at any time of year.

Kanazawa is said to be a treasure house of crafts, and here you can make your original souvenir. Other than gold leaf application, you could also try your hand at silk dyeing, making Japanese-style confections, a self-righting daruma doll, or a sand-blasted glasswork.

Kanazawa Castle is a symbol of the historic town ruled by the Maeda clan for nearly 300 years. You can enjoy the atmosphere of the samurai era with sophisticated and stylish stone walls, watch towers and gates.

Oyama Shrine is dedicated to the first lord of Kaga, Toshiie Maeda. This is a unique Shinto shrine, and it has an exotic appearance with inlaid glass and a three-tiered gate.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, tour photos, hotel pick-up (near Kanazawa station - Korinbo area), transportation (for guide), entrance fee (for guide), lunch (for guide)

What‘s not included

transportation (600 JPY per person, for you), entrance fee (870 JPY per person, for you), green tea (300 JPY per person, for you), craft making (1,050 JPY ~2750 JPY per person, for you), lunch (for you)

Important Information

I can be flexible, please let me know if you have any special requests.

・If you are not comfortable with walking a lot, please let me know.

・Make sure to have enough cash with you. Most local restaurants don’t accept credit cards.

・Craft making is not available some days, so please inquire beforehand.

・If the weather is too bad to walk around the gardens, I might suggest other plans.

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
$158/ per group