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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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$169.00
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$169.00
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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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$121.13
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$121.13
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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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$179.65
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$179.65
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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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$438.15
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$438.15
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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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  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.90
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$35.90
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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$117.17
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$117.17
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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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$78.12
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$78.12
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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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$126.45
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$126.45
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Private Kanazawa Custom Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

Private Kanazawa Custom Day Tour by Chartered Vehicle

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Explore the history, culture, and food of Kanazawa at your own pace thanks to this customizable, private, full-day group tour. Pick the sights that suit your group’s interests, selecting among attractions like the Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle, and Omicho Market. Private vehicle transport and driver are included, and an optional guided tour upgrade is also available.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$731.04
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$731.04
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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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$110.16
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$110.16
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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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$84.32
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$84.32
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Private night tour with professional photographer - Kanazawa by night

Private night tour with professional photographer - Kanazawa by night

Regardless of whether you are coming to Japan for the first time, or you’re an obsessed Japan lover, this intimate, private tour will be a unique experience to enhance your treasured memories to our beautiful city of Kanazawa. You will be taken to the city’s most beautiful places, guided by a local English-speaking professional photographer. During the tour I will capture your magical moments in Kanazawa, leaving you free to take in the sights without worrying about the best angles and light, or asking a stranger to take your picture! I am experienced in portrait and travel street photography, and my work has been published in many magazines, guidebooks including Lonely Planet and the city guides of tourism boards. A day out with me ensure you will have a knowledgeable, funny, local professional photographer, and Insta-worthy travel photos will be guaranteed!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.26
per group
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$178.26
per group

[One-day bus tour from Kanazawa Station] Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Two World Heritage Village Enjoyment Tour

[One-day bus tour from Kanazawa Station] Shirakawa-go and 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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$100.15
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$100.15
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Private full day tour with professional photographer - Kanazawa all in one

Private full day tour with professional photographer - Kanazawa all in one

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Regardless of whether you are coming to Japan for the first time, or you’re an obsessed Japan lover, this intimate, private tour will be a unique experience to enhance your treasured memories to our beautiful city of Kanazawa. You will be taken to the city’s most beautiful places, guided by a local English-speaking professional photographer. During the tour I will capture your magical moments in Kanazawa, leaving you free to take in the sights without worrying about the best angles and light, or asking a stranger to take your picture! I am experienced in portrait and travel street photography, and my work has been published in many magazines, guidebooks including Lonely Planet and the city guides of tourism boards. A day out with me ensure you will have a knowledgeable, funny, local professional photographer, and Insta-worthy travel photos will be guaranteed!
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  • 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$330.04
per group
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$330.04
per group

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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$425.63
Price varies by group size
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$425.63
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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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$332.31
Price varies by group size
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$332.31
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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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$164.93
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$164.93
Price varies by group size
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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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$99.64
Price varies by group size
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$99.64
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Private half day tour with professional photographer - Kanazawa old classics

Private half day tour with professional photographer - Kanazawa old classics

Regardless of whether you are coming to Japan for the first time, or you’re an obsessed Japan lover, this intimate, private tour will be a unique experience to enhance your treasured memories to our beautiful city of Kanazawa. You will be taken to the city’s most beautiful places, guided by a local English-speaking professional photographer. During the tour I will capture your magical moments in Kanazawa, leaving you free to take in the sights without worrying about the best angles and light, or asking a stranger to take your picture! I am experienced in portrait and travel street photography, and my work has been published in many magazines, guidebooks including Lonely Planet and the city guides of tourism boards. A day out with me ensure you will have a knowledgeable, funny, local professional photographer, and Insta-worthy travel photos will be guaranteed!
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$232.40
per group
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$232.40
per group

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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$292.93
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$292.93
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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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$402.45
Price varies by group size
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$402.45
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Kimono trip in historical Kanazawa

Kimono trip in historical Kanazawa

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There are many historical places and traditional crafts and cultures in Ishikawa, sake, geiko, koto (Japanese harp), sado (tea ceremony), wajima and yamanaka lacquerwares, kutaniyaki (pottery), and kagayuzen (dyeing tipical kanazawa). You can explore kanazawa city in kimono, which made of silk. In just 5 minutes walk from kanazawa station with empty handed, you can transform to kimono style.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.33
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$48.33

Gokayama and Shirakawago full day tour with professional photographer

Gokayama and Shirakawago full day tour with professional photographer

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Regardless of whether you are coming to Japan for the first time, or you’re an obsessed Japan lover, this intimate, private tour will be a unique experience to enhance your treasured memories in Japan. You will be taken to the Japan's most beautiful places, guided by a local English-speaking professional photographer. During the tour I will capture your magical moments, leaving you free to take in the sights without worrying about the best angles and light, or asking a stranger to take your picture! I am experienced in portrait and travel street photography, and my work has been published in many magazines, guidebooks including Lonely Planet and the city guides of tourism boards. A day out with me ensure you will have a knowledgeable, funny, local professional photographer, and Insta-worthy travel photos will be guaranteed!
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  • 3 hours 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$418.12
per group
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$418.12
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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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$99.64
Price varies by group size
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$99.64
Price varies by group size
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