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Kanazawa Must-See Places One Day Tour

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I am originally from Kanazawa and I would like to tailor your Kanazawa tour only for you. Kanazawa is different from cosmopolitan cities like Tokyo and Osaka, but you can see well preserved Japanese culture and history. Please feel free to contact me what you want to visit and see. I will make an itenerary based on your request. Here is my propsosed itinerary but I am very flexible on it.

Kanazawa Tour Guide - Yoji K.
Yoji K.
5.00 / 5
(21 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel or JR Kanazawa station

09:20 AM

Omicho Market

10:20 AM

Kenrokuen Garden

Kenrokuen in Kanazawa is justifiably classified as one of Japan's "three most beautiful landscape gardens" alongside Mito's Kairakuen and Okayama's Korakuen. The spacious grounds used to be the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle and were constructed by the ruling Maeda family over a period of nearly two centuries. Opened to the public in 1871, Kenrokuen features a variety of flowering trees which provide the garden with a different look for each season.

11:20 AM

Kanazawa Castle Park

Kanazawa Castle was the residence of the Maeda clan, feudal rulers of the Kaga Domain (modern-day southern Ishikawa Prefecture). The first clan lord, Maeda Toshiie, entered the fortifications in 1583 and began rebuilding an impressive castle there. Kanazawa Castle had a large keep, multiple turrets and a palace, but the structures were destroyed by fires in 1602, 1631, and 1759. The oldest surviving structure is Kanazawa Castle Park’s symbolic Ishikawa-mon, built in 1788. the Hishi Yagura, Gojukken Nagaya, and the Hashizume-mon Tsuzuki Yagura have been faithfully reproduced based on old drawings and documents, making it an ideal location to experience a Japanese castle.

12:30 PM

Lunch break

Please let me know if you have any food allergies, dietary restrictions, and preferences with your budget. Teppanyaki, Udon, Ramen, Curry rice, highend Omakase and so on.

02:00 PM

Nagamachi Samurai District & Nomura house

Nagamachi was a samurai district located at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle, where samurai and their families used to reside. The area preserves a historic atmosphere with its remaining residences, earthen walls, private entrance gates, narrow lanes and water canals.

One of the main attractions of the district is the centrally located Nomura-ke, a restored samurai residence displaying the lifestyle and artifacts of the era when samurai were prosperous.

03:30 PM

Higashi Tea House Street

A chaya (lit. teahouse) is an exclusive type of restaurant where guests are entertained by geisha who perform song and dance. During the Edo Period (1603 - 1868), chaya were found in designated entertainment districts, usually just outside the city limits. You may want tp try a gold leaf workshops at a gallery for a hands-on experience

Ending Point

At your hotel or JR Kanazawa station

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

¥48,000 for guide fee,

¥2,000 for transportations for guide(including round trip fare from home to your hotel)

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What‘s not included

Costs for foods & drink (around 2,000 yen per person) for you and guide, entrance fee for you and the guide.

-Kenrokuen 320yen per person, free for above 65 years old with ID.

-Nomura House 550yen per person. No entrance fee for the guide.


Transportation for participants (around 800 yen per person)

Please note that above costs are needed on the day of the tour.

Tour Important Information

We mainly use public bus and our own feet. However, if you prefer taking a taxi or renting a car with professional driver, please feel free to ask.


If you have food restrictions or allergies, please feel free to tell me.


Walking distance per tour.

Walking only: 10-12km walk

Walking and bus 7-8km walk

Walking and taxi 5-6km walk

Cancellation Policy

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Kanazawa Tour Reviews

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.

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Chris A.

5 / 5
May 30, 2024

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Yoji-san made Kanazawa one of our favorite visits...

Yoji-san is a lovely human being, and great guide. We talked of history, politics, economics and the future of Japan. It was a remarkable day and he took us all around the city and made additional time for us without us asking him. we consider him a friend of the family now. I highly, highly, highly recommend spending time with him in his hometown of Kanazawa - or frankly wherever you might have the chance! Chris

Chris A.

Thank you very much for your great review on me. I had a wonderful time with your family. I feel the same way that you are the family of my best friend. You took care of me very well and politely. I really enjoy walking with your family and you. Since you are very knowledgeable person and well studied in Japanese history in advance. I hope I was good enough guide to you. Please stay in touch and let me know if you decide to come back to Japan again. Have a safe back to the states soon!

Great Kanazawa experience

We enjoyed a great time in Kanazawa, visiting the park, castle, ceramics and Samurai City. Yoji with his easy going attitude made our trip a great expierence and enriched our time in Japan !

Isaac R.

Thank you very much for such a great review. I’m very glad to be your guide for such a great family. How fun to have street foods with you all! Again, thank you for choosing me and choosing Kanazawa and photos you share. I hope you keep having safe a trip and enjoying the trip in Japan. Have a wonderful time in Japan! Yoji

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