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Kanazawa’s hidden side in 4 hours

Off the Beaten Path
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This immersive tour promises an escape from the bustling Main Street, offering a rare chance to discover a side of Kanazawa that often goes unnoticed by the average traveler. From historic districts to cultural gems, each stop on this off-the-beaten-path adventure unveils the city's rich tapestry of tradition, History, crafts, and local life.

Step into authentic neighborhoods where samurai once roamed.

Kanazawa Tour Guide - Lucy F.
Lucy F.
5.00 / 5
(4 reviews)
09:00 AM

Meeting Point

at your hotel or anywhere in the city center

09:00 AM

Your Hotel or anywhere in the city center

Meeting with Lucy

09:20 AM

Nomura House

The Nomura Residence in the Samurai District is the former estate of a middle-upper-rank samurai family. Its wonderful private garden awarded 2 stars in the Michelin green Guide.

10:00 AM

Shinise Memorial Hall, old merchant house

The building was once a traditional medicine store established by the Nakaya family in 1579. Walking through this old merchant house, we will discover a feudal-period pharmacy and learn all about the traditional culture of Kanazawa's townpeople

10:30 AM

Traditional umbrella shop

We will make a brief stop at the Matsuda Wagasa shop, the last standing Japanese umbrella atelier and shop in Kanazawa.

10:40 AM

Nishi Chaya District

Our journey continues to Nishi-Chaya, one of Kanazawa’s three historic “teahouse” entertainment districts. It was established in 1820 along with Higashi-Chaya as areas for geiko (the local name for geisha) to entertain wealthy patrons with music, dance, and games.

11:00 AM

Ninja Temple

Myoryuji Temple in Kanazawa is full of trap doors, hidden rooms, secret passageways, and maze-like stairwells. These features have earned it the nickname “Ninja Temple”

12:30 PM

D.T. Suzuki Museum

The D.T. Suzuki Museum is dedicated to the life and ideas of D.T. Suzuki (1870–1966), a world-famous Buddhist philosopher. Suzuki is credited with popularizing Zen in the West through his book “Introduction to Zen Buddhism” (1934), worldwide lectures, and English translations of important Eastern philosophical texts. The museum’s building, designed by architect Taniguchi Yoshio, uses clean, simple lines as an architectural interpretation of Suzuki's philosophy. It is also one of my favorite places in Kanazawa

01:00 PM

End of our tour

Our tour ends around 13:00 at the D.T. Suzuki Museum. After that I will explain how to get back to your hotel, to the next point on your schedule or a nice restaurant to enjoy some delicious local food

Ending Point

at the D.T. Suzuki museum

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

Pick up at the place of your choice

Guide fee

Guides transportation and entrance fee

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What‘s not included

Transportation and entrance per person:

Single bus tickets or Bus Day pass 800¥

Entrance fee Nomura house 550¥

Shinise memorial Hall 100¥

Ninja temple 1200¥

D.T. Suzuki museum 310¥

Privat purchases

Tour Important Information

Important: Kids under the age of 8 cannot enter The Ninja Temple

All my tours are customisable according to your wishes.

Why not including a potter's wheel Experience at a traditional ceramic Studio nearby? (5500 Yen/person up to 4 people)

Since the D.T.Suzuki museum is closed on Mondays, we would switch with another nice attraction in case of a Monday booking.

Important message from the guide

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Liability Disclaimer and Waiver:

Please read this document carefully before participating in the walking tour. By joining the tour, you acknowledge and agree to the terms outlined below:

1- Assumption of Risk:

I understand that participating in a walking tour involves certain inherent risks, including but not limited to accidents, injuries, or incidents that may arise from walking in urban or natural environments.

2- Health and Fitness:

I certify that I am physically capable of participating in the walking tour and that I have no medical conditions or physical limitations that would prevent me from safely taking part.

3- Responsibility for Personal Belongings:

I understand that I am responsible for my personal belongings during the walking tour and that the guide is not liable for any loss, theft, or damage to my personal property.

4- Release of Liability:

In consideration of being allowed to participate in the walking tour, I hereby release, waive, discharge, and covenant not to sue the guide from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions, or causes of action arising out of or related to any loss, damage, injury, or harm that may occur during or as a result of my participation in the walking tour, including but not limited to negligence or any other act or omission.

5- Severability:

If any provision of this waiver is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.


By participating in the walking tour, I acknowledge that I have carefully read and fully understand the terms of this Liability Disclaimer and Waiver, and I voluntarily agree to be bound by its terms and conditions.



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Kanazawa Tour Reviews

A wonderful day in Kanazawa with Lucy

We were a group of 8 adults all 60+ who all thoroughly enjoyed our day with Lucy as our guide. The Kenrokuen gardens are a must see. The Ainokura site was also a highlight. Lucy was flexible with any change we needed to make and very informative as our guide. She connected well with everyone and made it a special day for us all.

Barbara A.

Dear Barbara and friends, thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to show you Kanazawa’s beautiful gardens and the charming Ainokura village. I wish you the best cruising around Japan and hope to meet again one day, in Kanazawa or Australia.

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Debra C.

5 / 5
Apr 19, 2024

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Excellent Kanazawa 101 tour

My husband and I had a wonderful time with Lucy this morning. Since she is from Europe, her tour is perfectly aligned with our (US) perspective and interests, and she speaks perfect English! Also she is super friendly and has a great knowledge of Kanazawa and Japanese history and culture. We learned so much from her while are not overwhelmed by too much information that could happen for a scholastic tour guide. So we highly recommend her if you are interested in Kanazawa 101 tour!

Debra C.

Thank you Debra for your kind review. It was a pleasure to spend the morning with you and your husband and I wish you a wonderful time in Kanazawa and Japan. All the best, Lucy

Wonderful day with an excellent guide

We did a full day tour in Kanawaza with our guide Lucy. We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Our guide was excellent and we had great fun with her. She really cared for our needs and took us around all the main sights. She gave us a real perspective of the city and its people. We definitely recommend her. Gowithguide is also a very good company to deal with.

Rita H.

Thank you so much Rita for your kind words

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