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Kanazawa Half-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Kanazawa Half-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

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Explore the beautiful town of Kanazawa on this customized, four-hour walking tour. Your nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual guide will efficiently provide views of the city that most tourist do not get to see. Start your day by meeting your guide at your hotel, then visit possible sites such as Kenrokuen, one of the "Three Great Gardens of Japan"; the expansive Higashi Chaya District, a traditional teahouse district founded in the Edo Period; or the 21st Century Museum, a museum of contemporary art. Let us know what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and where you are staying, and we'll arrange a tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$110.67
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$110.67
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Kanazawa Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Kanazawa Full-day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

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Explore the beautiful town of Kanazawa on this customized, six-hour walking tour. Your nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual guide will efficiently provide views of the city that most tourist do not get to see. Start your day by meeting your guide at your hotel, then visit possible sites such as Kenrokuen, one of the "Three Great Gardens of Japan"; the expansive Higashi Chaya District, a traditional teahouse district founded in the Edo Period; or the 21st Century Museum, a museum of contemporary art. Let us know what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and where you are staying, and we'll arrange a tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.11
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$129.11
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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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$313.86
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$313.86
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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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$114.40
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$114.40
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$413.83
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$413.83
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$402.01
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$402.01
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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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$509.01
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$509.01
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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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$380.11
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$380.11
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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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$169.67
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$169.67
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Oiran Costume Experience

Oiran Costume Experience

Dress up like a traditional courtesan Oiran and feel all the grace of those historical entertainers! Come to our facility, located near to Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle, and get ready for a photo shoot dressed as an Oiran. This activity includes the dressing experience (Oiran dress, hairstyle and makeup), five photo shots taken by a professional photographer and one printed photo of your choice. Optionally, you can pay an extra fee to order more shots, printed photos or photo data.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.56
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$77.56

Samurai Kimono Cosplay Experience

Samurai Kimono Cosplay Experience

Dress up like a Samurai and discover another side of Kanazawa. Come to our facility, located near to Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle, and get ready for a photo shoot using a Samurai Kimono. This activity includes the dressing experience (traditional kimono that samurai used in daily life), four photo shots taken by a professional photographer, two printed photos of your choice and 2 photo data. Optionally, you can pay an extra fee to order more shots, printed photos or photo data.
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  • 30 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.87
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$67.87

Samurai Armor Cosplay Experience

Samurai Armor Cosplay Experience

Dress up like a Samurai and express your bravery! Come to our facility, located near to Kenrokuen Garden and Kanazawa Castle, and get ready for a photo shoot using a Samurai Armor. This activity includes the dressing experience (full armor), three shots taken by a professional photographer and one printed photo of your choice. Optionally, you can pay an extra fee to order more shots, printed photos or photo data.
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  • 40 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.17
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$58.17

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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$88.54
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$88.54
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Guided Night Tour to Feel the Samurai Culture in Kanazawa

Guided Night Tour to Feel the Samurai Culture in Kanazawa

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Night walking tour that can be enjoyed from a different perspective from daytime. A local English guide will show you around local roads that are not accessible for general sightseeing. Visiting each spot while listening to the history of Kanazawa's samurai culture from your guide, you would learn more about Kanazawa. If you take this tour, you will surely be a fan of Kanazawa. ・A local guide will show you to many little known spots in Kanazawa ・Lots of picturesque photo spots ・An English-speaking guide provides explanations, so language is not a problem ・You can enjoy different views according to the seasons ・Take this opportunity to learn about the history of Kanazawa!
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.64
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$79.64
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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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$106.52
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$106.52
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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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$127.83
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$127.83
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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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$106.52
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$106.52
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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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$181.80
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$181.80
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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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$157.24
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$157.24
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$278.98
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$278.98
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Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Shirakawago and Gokayama

Private Full-Day Tour of Historical Shirakawago and Gokayama

Cruise through the scenic route on the Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road and make your own way toward the ancient village with unique architecture surrounded by nature.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$710.13
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$710.13
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5 Hour Historical Shirakawago and Gokayama Village Tour

5 Hour Historical Shirakawago and Gokayama Village Tour

Cruise through the scenic route on the Hakusan Shirakawa-go White Road and make your own way toward the ancient village with unique architecture surrounded by nature. [5 hours]
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$276.67
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$276.67
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Kanazawa Highlights Tour including Kenrokuen Garden

Kanazawa Highlights Tour including Kenrokuen Garden

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Tour an ancient samurai district with an insider to make sure you don’t miss any of the sights. Get insight into Kanazawa, a town of great cultural achievements rivaling Kyoto and Tokyo. Enjoy a relaxing walk through Omicho Market, and visit the historic Kanazawa Castle. Walk through the serene garden of Kenrokuen. Learn the history of this samurai town from a professional guide.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$159.62
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$159.62
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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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$496.46
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