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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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$121.31
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$121.31
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Touring Kanazawa with Chizuko

Chizuko is a wonderful, kind and thoughtful person. She is extremely knowledgeable of Kanazawa and all of surrounding Japan. We could not imagine touring Kanazawa without her.

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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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$169.25
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$169.25
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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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$179.91
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$179.91
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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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$438.79
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$438.79
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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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$78.23
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$78.23
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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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$117.34
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$117.34
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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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$110.32
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$110.32
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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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$732.10
per group
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$732.10
per group
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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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$426.26
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$426.26
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Ninja's Scroll & Stroll!

Ninja's Scroll & Stroll!

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Kanazawa boasts many historical attractions as well as modern museums, and the numbers of tourists are increasing every ear. It is fun to walk around the city with your guidebook, but it is more fun to explore the city with this scroll. This scroll offers you extraordinary experiences in Higashi Chaya District, one of the most popular sights in Kanazawa, and famous for geisha and tea houses. You may find out some unique spots that are not even in your guidebook. So let’s do something different from the others! After visiting those spots and taking pictures, a cute souvenir will be given to you as a prize!
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$5.01
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$5.01

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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$332.79
Price varies by group size
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$332.79
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[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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$100.29
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$100.29
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Takayama and Shirakawago full day with professional photographer

Takayama and Shirakawago full day with professional photographer

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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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$479.41
per group
From
$479.41
per group

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
  • Taking safety measures
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$136.90
Price varies by group size
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$136.90
Price varies by group size
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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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$168.70
Price varies by group size
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$168.70
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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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$89.96
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$89.96
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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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$481.11
per group
From
$481.11
per group

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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$165.17
Price varies by group size
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$165.17
Price varies by group size
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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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$539.72
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$539.72
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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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$61.68
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$61.68

Photography tour for photography lovers in Kanazawa night

Photography tour for photography lovers in Kanazawa night

Regardless of you have mobile phone camera or DSLR, you can take beautiful night photos in this private night photography tour. You will be taken to the city’s most beautiful places, guided by a local English-speaking professional photographer. 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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$148.44
per group
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$148.44
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Guided Night Tour to Feel the Samurai Culture in Kanazawa

Guided Night Tour to Feel the Samurai Culture in Kanazawa

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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$84.44
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$84.44
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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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$98.85
Price varies by group size
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$98.85
Price varies by group size
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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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$403.04
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$403.04
Price varies by group size
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