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Cultural Cycling Tour on Notojima Island

Cultural Cycling Tour on Notojima Island

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DISCOVER AND CONNECT TO JAPANESE COUNTRYSIDE AS YOU TOUR AROUND NOTOJIMA ISLAND WITH LOCAL GUIDES Notojima is a rich source of traditional Japanese culture. People's lives are supported by the rich biological resources, both from the land and the ocean. Local residents have been carrying out fishing and farming in a self-sustaining way for a long period of time and we can still observe such lifestyle here in Notojima. If you are looking for something more and something deeper than visiting ordinary tourism destinations in Japan, come and experience our tour in Notojima! This tour is suitable for most almost anyone who has ever ridden a bike.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$72.21
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$72.21
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Private Tour of Shirakawago from Kanazawa (Half Day)

Private Tour of Shirakawago from Kanazawa (Half Day)

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Explore the world heritage hamlet of Shirakawa-go on our 4-hour package tour with access to a private vehicle exclusively for you and your fellow travelers. Our English-speaking driver will take you to the World UNESCO site of Shirakawa-go. We collect you from your hotel lobby and whisk you off to the UNESCO village of Shirakawago. Our morning or afternoon driving tours are designed for those looking for convenient access to this beautiful but remote mountain village
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$319.46
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$319.46
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Kanazawa Night Tour with Local Meal and Drinks

Kanazawa Night Tour with Local Meal and Drinks

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Explore the Geisha districts after dark, hear the tales of what actually went on in this district during the Edo period. Our professionally guided tour will take you through the 2 most beautiful Geisha districts of Kanazawa and then we'll sit down with fellow travellers to a full course traditional meal and drinks(included in tour price). The tour duration is 2.5 hours. You will get the chance to explore the cultural background of these unique districts and get to sample some of the local dishes available in this area. Our night tour groups are small(usually 3 - 8 people) and include a dedicated professional guide to explain the locations and the dishes. If the min. a number of guests (3 people) do not book on a day, we will let you know, and the tour will be upgraded/cancelled/converted to a different tour.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$121.56
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$121.56
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Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

Kanazawa Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

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Visit the most important areas of Kanazawa on this private tour. Visit the Higashi Chaya district which is known for its tea and Geishas/Geikos. Then head to the Samurai district and visit the houses where the Ashigaru, or foot soldiers, lived as well as more powerful samurai. End the tour with a tour of the beautiful Kenrokuen Garden which faces the Kanazawa Castle and Utatsu Mountain.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$116.45
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$116.45
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Private Tour Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Hida Furukawa,Takayama

Private Tour Kanazawa, Shirakawago, Hida Furukawa,Takayama

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This tour is your shortcut to discovering scenic villages and towns in the Japanese countryside. Take the stress out of driving on unfamiliar rural roads by having a private driver for the day. Travel with ease between dispersed sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawago, Hida Furukawa, and Takayama. You won’t feel rushed as there’s plenty of time to get out of the car and explore local sights on foot at each location.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$421.22
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$421.22
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Private Tour of Shirakawago and Gokayama from Kanazawa

Private Tour of Shirakawago and Gokayama from Kanazawa

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Spend a day discovering the scenic alpine villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama. Save time organizing your own transport by having Kanazawa hotel pickup and drop-off included. Travel in a private vehicle between dispersed sites that would be hard to reach by public transport, and learn about the rural mountain life in two picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$409.18
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$409.18
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Kanazawa and Shirakawago Tour (Private 2 Days)

Kanazawa and Shirakawago Tour (Private 2 Days)

This is a 2-day tour that encapsulated the beauty and culture of Kanazawa city and the rural enclaves of Shirakawago and Gokayama. Day 1 is a walking tour of Kanazawa City (7 hours), taking in the Geisha and Samurai Districts, along with the famous Kenrokuen Gardens and Kanazawa Castle. Day 2 will be a driving tour to Shirakawago and Gokayama, we will collect you from your hotel lobby, this is a private 7-hour tour of the two most famous UNESCO villages in this region. Your private driver-guide will take you into these rural enclaves and drop you back to your hotel in Kanazawa in the evening.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$518.10
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$518.10
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Kanazawa ⇒ Takayama (one way) Including Shirakawago (Private Tour)

Kanazawa ⇒ Takayama (one way) Including Shirakawago (Private Tour)

Our exceptional tour service will transport you in style and comfort from Kanazawa to Takayama. Take in the beautiful UNESCO village of Shirakawago on your way and at your leisure. Our professional English speaking driver guide will take you through the fairytale village on your way to Takayama.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$386.90
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$386.90
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Kanazawa Full Day Tour (Private Guide)

Kanazawa Full Day Tour (Private Guide)

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Take a comprehensive tour of Kanazawa and discover its rich history and key landmarks. Step back in time and explore one of the most well-preserved samurai districts. Explore the grounds of Kanazawa Castle and its gardens that were built during the Edo period. End the tour with a stroll through the Kenrokuen Garden, considered to be the most beautiful in Japan, that is filled with thousands of colorful flowers.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$172.70
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$172.70
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Kanazawa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

Kanazawa Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.90
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$35.90
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Kanazawa Historical District Walking Tour

Kanazawa Historical District Walking Tour

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-Find yourself in the middle of Nagamachi, where remnants of a legendary Kanazawa's Samurai culture remain- You will explore the Nomura Clan Samurai House. You will get to see legendary artifacts that date all the way back to a time when Samurais roamed the streets. -Breathe in Kanazawa's finest landscape gardens- Feel the awesome aura of surrounding man-made structures such as castles and also creations of nature. -Stroll through Kanazawa's most famous Geisha district and try some Gold Leaf Ice Cream!- Enjoy a nice stroll through Higashi-chaya, once a haven of the fabled Geisha. Here, your local guide will take you through historically significant district and show you around an original Japanese Tea House where the Geisha once performed! Magical Trip is a local tour operator with the TripAdvisor certificate of excellence that offers various types of small-group tours throughout Japan! Check out our Trip Advisor Page for more tours and our reviews!
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.12
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$90.12
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Hidden Gems Of Kanazawa: Private & Personalized Walking Experience

Hidden Gems Of Kanazawa: Private & Personalized Walking Experience

Some of Kanazawa’s most precious districts are overshadowed by bigger, more famous areas – but seeing the city through a local’s eyes creates an entirely new perspective. Visit Utatsuyama Park, an expansive forest in the middle of the city with over 100 types of wildflowers, and explore Nishi Chaya, a residential road where geisha and maiko (apprentice geisha) live and train. Forego crowded Higashi Chaya in favor of storybook Kazuemachi, a riverside district lined with wood-built, feudal-era buildings, and stop for coffee at a trendy cafe. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.13
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$105.13
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A Half Day In Kanazawa With A Local: Private & Personalized

A Half Day In Kanazawa With A Local: Private & Personalized

A rival to Kyoto as the historic jewel of Japan, Kanazawa is a melting pot of art, culture, and history, where tradition reigns supreme. You might explore the Nagamachi neighborhood, a historic samurai district, and Higashi Chaya, where old geisha houses have been converted into teahouses and restaurants. A tranquil stroll through Kenroku-en, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, should be on every bucket list, while the 280-year-old “Kitchen of Kanazawa”, Omicho Market, is a must-visit for street food and a perfect snapshot of local life. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$126.16
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$126.16
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Kickstart Your Trip To Kanazawa With A Local: Private & Personalized

Kickstart Your Trip To Kanazawa With A Local: Private & Personalized

Buckle up for a practical crash course in getting around Kanazawa like a pro – and a golden opportunity to check out a couple of the city’s must-sees along the way. You’ll untangle the transport system at Kanazawa Station, navigate 180 tightly-packed stalls (and experience the true culinary culture of the city) at Omicho Market – the “Kitchen of Kanazawa” – and learn about the city’s fascinating samurai history at Kanazawa Castle and Kenroku-en garden, before weaving through the bustling downtown Katamachi shopping district. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.13
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Must See Kanazawa With A Local: Private & Personalized

Must See Kanazawa With A Local: Private & Personalized

You’ll go on a whirlwind experience of Kanazawa’s vibrant central districts, ticking off 10 of its top attractions along the way. Explore Higashi Chaya, the famous geisha district, and lesser-known Nishi Chaya, home to a geisha training ground. See iconic sights like Kanazawa Castle and Kenroku-en garden, and explore the city’s contemporary side in Katamachi, a lively downtown district. See the city’s culinary heart, Omicho Market, and explore Nagamachi, the beautifully preserved samurai district that Kanazawa is famous for. Within 24 hours after booking you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You will also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.42
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$179.42
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Kanazawa Custom Half Day Tour

Kanazawa Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Kanazawa is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$160.05
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$160.05
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Kanazawa Custom Full Day Tour

Kanazawa Custom Full Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Kanazawa is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 8 hours
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$283.96
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$283.96
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 Romantic Tour In Kanazawa

Romantic Tour In Kanazawa

An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. Kanazawa is a land of beauty making it the perfect city to take your significant partner. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city. From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. Enjoy a hugely romantic getaway in one of the world’s most beautiful, interesting, and historic places of Kanazawa exclusively perfect for you and your partner. What is the most famous historical couple of Japan? Did you know Kenroku-en is regarded as one of the Best three gardens in Japan? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!
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  • 2 hours
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$498.65
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 The best of Kanazawa walking tour

The best of Kanazawa walking tour

Together with the professional guide, you will visit the most charming places in the city. Why is Kanazawa sometimes called “little Kyoto”? Kanazawa is one of the most beautiful cities in Japan. It’s packed with first-rate sights, including one of the country’s best gardens, some great museums, and several beautifully preserved neighborhoods. You will have a chance to explore the city while hearing fascinating facts and legends. Have you heard about the story of a man who discovered flakes of gold while digging for potatoes? Which is why it is now called Kanazawa meaning “marsh of gold”. Kanazawa’s Kenroku-en is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan. You will be surprised how many stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and corners of Kanazawa. Your charming guide will tell you what is special and unique about living in this city. Perfect for those who are visiting the city for the first time and want to get the most of it!
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  • 2 hours
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$498.65
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[Kanazawa Station Day Bus Tour July-October] Shirakawa-go / Gokayama Two World Heritage Village Enjoyment Tour @ Via Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road

[Kanazawa Station Day Bus Tour July-October] Shirakawa-go / Gokayama Two World Heritage Village Enjoyment Tour @ Via Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road

This tour is a bus tour from Kanazawa Station where you can enjoy the Gassho-style village of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama in one day. From July to October, the route passes through Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road, which runs through the beautiful seasonal Hakusan National Park. At Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road, enjoy the superb view of Japan where the harsh nature weaves. It is a safe tour for foreigners because English staff will accompany you. Guides will give you a walking map of each sightseeing spot on the bus. The guide will guide you in advance about attractions and souvenirs so you can enjoy a walk efficiently. Lunch is a Japanese set meal full of local dishes from the Hida region and the best of the mountains. You don't have to worry about eating, so you can take a leisurely stroll. The tour includes a hand-baked rice cracker experience. Why don't you make your own traditional Japanese rice snacks?
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.26
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$103.26
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[Day trip bus tour from Kanazawa Station] Weekend only! World Heritage Shirakawago Day Bus Tour

[Day trip bus tour from Kanazawa Station] Weekend only! World Heritage Shirakawago Day Bus Tour

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This is a weekend-only bus tour from Kanazawa Station. This tour will visit Shirakawa-go, a world heritage site. Since the English staff will accompany you, it is a safe tour for foreigners. A guide will give you a walking map on the bus. We will also guide you to highlights and souvenirs in advance. The tour bus will take you to the Shirakawa Gosho Castle Castle Observatory, so you can enjoy an efficient walk. Lunch includes local dishes from the Hida region and Japanese set meals full of mountain food. There is no need to worry about meals, so you can take a leisurely walk. The tour includes a hand-baked rice cracker experience. Bake yourself a traditional Japanese rice snack. Try eating a baked rice cracker.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.79
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$79.79
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[Day trip bus tour from Kanazawa Station] Shirakawa-go / Takayama tour platinum route tour

[Day trip bus tour from Kanazawa Station] Shirakawa-go / Takayama tour platinum route tour

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This is a bus tour departing from Kanazawa Station. Visit Shirakawa-go and Takayama City, Gifu, which are very popular with foreigners. The English staff will accompany you, so foreigners can participate with peace of mind. A guide will give you a walking map of each sightseeing spot in the bus. The guide will guide you in advance with highlights and souvenirs, so you can enjoy an efficient walk. Lunch includes local dishes from the Hida region and Japanese set meals full of mountain food. There is no need to worry about meals, so you can take a leisurely walk. The tour includes a hand-baked rice cracker experience. Why do not you make your own traditional rice snacks?
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$112.64
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[Day trip bus tour from Kanazawa Station April-June, November-March] Shirakawa-go / Gokayama Two World Heritage Village Enjoyment Tour

[Day trip bus tour from Kanazawa Station April-June, November-March] Shirakawa-go / Gokayama Two World Heritage Village Enjoyment Tour

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This tour is a bus tour from Kanazawa Station where you can enjoy the world heritage, Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Gassho-style villages in one day. Since the English staff will accompany you, it is a safe tour for foreigners. A guide will give you a walking map of each sightseeing spot in the bus. The guide will guide you through the highlights and souvenirs in advance, so you can enjoy an efficient walk. Lunch includes local dishes from the Hida region and Japanese set meals full of mountain food. There is no need to worry about meals, so you can take a leisurely walk. The tour includes a hand-baked rice cracker experience. Why don't you make Japanese traditional rice snacks yourself?
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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Private tour focusing on culture and nature of Notojima Island

Private tour focusing on culture and nature of Notojima Island

DISCOVER AND CONNECT TO JAPANESE COUNTRYSIDE AS YOU TOUR AROUND NOTOJIMA ISLAND WITH LOCAL GUIDES Notojima is a rich source of traditional Japanese culture. People's lives are supported by the rich biological resources, both from the land and the ocean. Local residents have been carrying out fishing and farming in a self-sustaining way for a long period of time and we can still observe such lifestyle here in Notojima. If you are looking for something more and something deeper than visiting ordinary tourism destinations in Japan, come and experience our tour in Notojima! This tour is suitable for most almost anyone who has ever ridden a bike.
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  • 3 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$371.73
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