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Kanazawa: Half-Day Private Guided Tour

1. Kanazawa: Half-Day Private Guided Tour

This Kanazawa Geisha District tour will introduce you to this beautiful and intriguing quarter of Kanazawa city’s long held culture and charm. Allow your guide to take you down the enchanting back streets to visit the less commercial aspects of this charming tea district. Where untouched enclaves take you back to samurai times when this entertainment district was in its heyday.  The Kanazawa Samurai District tour takes you back in time to one of the best preserved Samurai Districts in Japan. The streets are lined with mud and straw walls encapsulating the unspoiled extravagance of the Samurai era. Let your guide take you through this romantic enclave on a trip back in time with this tour. Feel the power and influence of the Lords of Kanazawa by visiting the Kanazawa Castle grounds and park area. View the beautiful white lead roof tiles, touch the formidable Ishikawa Mon gate, and enjoy the tranquility of Lord Maeda’s personal gardens. The defenses and grounds were constructed over hundreds of years as the country changed from war to peace, making them a combination of the best craftsmanship, ingenuity and design of the Edo period. Join the tour to make sure you don’t miss anything on your trip though this historical and political center of Kanazawa.

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Kanazawa: Full-Day Private Guided Tour

2. Kanazawa: Full-Day Private Guided Tour

The Kanazawa Geisha District Tour will introduce you to this beautiful and intriguing quarter of Kanazawa city’s long held culture and charm. Be taken down the enchanting back streets to visit the less commercial aspects of this charming tea district. Where untouched enclaves take you back to samurai times when this entertainment district was in its heyday. The Kanazawa Samurai District Tour will take you back in time to one of the best preserved samurai districts in Japan. The streets are lined with mud and straw walls encapsulating the unspoilt extravagance of the samurai era. Be taken through this romantic enclave on a trip back in time with this tour. Feel the power and influence of the Lords of Kanazawa by visiting the Kanazawa Castle grounds and park area. View the beautiful white lead roof tiles, touch the formidable Ishikawa-mon Gate and enjoy the tranquility of Lord Maeda’s personal gardens. The defenses and grounds were constructed over hundreds of years as the country changed from war to peace, making them a combination of the best craftsmanship, ingenuity and design of the Edo period. Join this tour to make sure you don’t miss anything on your trip through this historical and political center of Kanazawa. Since the Edo period (1603~), Kenrokuen Garden has been regarded as one of the most beautiful feudal gardens in all of Japan. There is so much to see, such as the Kotoji-toro (lantern with features of a Japanese ‘harp’), the island with the ageless hermit, the lake and natural water fountain, the tea houses and so much more. Plum and cherry blossoms can be seen in spring, azaleas and irises in early summer, leaves with hues of red and yellow in autumn/fall and snow and yukizuri (traditional snow ropes) in winter. Let this walking tour transform your time there into a breathtaking experience.

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From Kanazawa: Shiakawago, Hida-Furukawa and Takayama Visit

3. From Kanazawa: Shiakawago, Hida-Furukawa and Takayama Visit

Be picked up by your English-speaking guide at your accommodation in Kanazawa and head to the UNESCO village of Shirakawago. Spend 2.5-hours in Shirakawago exploring the village. Walk across the Sho River on the pedestrian bridge and take in the sights of this fairytale village. Head to the canal-lined streets of Hida-Furukawa. Spend 1-hour in Hida-Furukawa exploring the town and enjoying lunch. Hida-Furukawa is famous for its timber craftsmanship and festivals. Your last stop is Takayama. Spend 2-hours in this preserved town famous for carpentry and sake brewing. Takayama village is a preserved village, with buildings dating back to the Edo period. From Takayama, your driver will take you back to your accommodation in Kanazawa.

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Kanazawa: Private Tour with Local Guide

4. Kanazawa: Private Tour with Local Guide

Discover the beautiful town of Kanazawa on a fully customizable tour. Choose what you would like to experience, what time you would like to start your tour, and where you are staying, and the local partner will arrange a tour to suit you. Start your day by meeting your guide at your hotel, then choose to sites you wish to visit depending on your interests. Example 6-hour Itinerary: Meet your guide at your hotel in Kanazawa and begin your adventure. Visit Kenroku-en, one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan, and stroll through the garden of a feudal lord which took years to complete. Afterward, head to Kanazawa Castle Park and visit Kanazawa Castle. Discover impressive buildings and gardens which been successfully and accurately reconstructed in recent years. Then, enjoy lunch at Omicho Market and be amazed by the selection of fresh fish and local vegetables at "Kanazawa's Kitchen". Then, proceed to the Chaya District for a leisurely walking tour. See the area of Higashi Chaya known for its architecture retaining the grace of the Edo Era with its many miso stores, rice shops, and teahouses serving wagashi confections. Visit stores that practice the traditional folkcraft of Kanazawa and the Kaga Yuzen art of dyed fabrics.

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Kanazawa Night Tour With Full Course Meal

5. Kanazawa Night Tour With Full Course Meal

On this night tour, see another side of Kanazawa. You'll be taken on a guided tour of Kanazawa's own geisha district after dark. Learn about the mysteries and myths of this old quarter.  Share and learn about the intrigue of this enclave over dinner and drinks with fellow travelers at one of Kanazawa's most traditional restaurants. Be treated to an extravagant full-course set dinner (choice of 6) and two drinks. Itinerary: - 18:00 Meet at the rendezvous point. Detailed Night Tour of the geisha district - 19:00 Enjoy a full-course dinner and drinks - 20:30 The rest of the night is yours

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Kanazawa: Noto Peninsula Private Day-Tour

6. Kanazawa: Noto Peninsula Private Day-Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel in Kanazawa at 8:30 AM. Travel directly to the Wajima Morning Market with your English-speaking driver-guide. Explore the many stalls which line the streets and sell fresh fish, fresh vegetables, and a variety of traditional arts and crafts.  Then, travel to the Senmaida Rice Fields and discover a vast area of over 2,000 rice paddies set on steep slopes. Admire green rice fields of various geometric shapes that contrast with the beautiful blue ocean in the background.  Next, stop at the Okunoto Salt Farm Village in Suzu. Explore the only salt farm in Japan which continues to use the traditional "Agehama" technique for salt production. Learn about this process which has a history dating back over 500 years.  Visit Myojoji Temple, which is the main temple of the Nichiren Sect in the Hokuriku Region. Enter the Joroku-do, a hall containing an impressive wooden statue of Shakyamuni Buddha, which has recently been restored to its original form. After the temple visit, travel along the Chirihama Nagisa Driveway. This scenic beach route is 8 kilometers long and is comprised of tightly compacted fine sand making it firm enough for a pleasant drive. Finally, finish the tour with drop-off at your hotel in Kanazawa at 5:30 PM.

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Kanazawa: 1 or 2 Day Car Rental

7. Kanazawa: 1 or 2 Day Car Rental

Pre-book a 1 or 2-day car rental in Kanazawa and benefit from a stress-free and seamless car rental service. Simply pick up your reserved car from the rental office at Kanazawa Station, start the engine, and begin your driving journey to discover the best of Kanazawa. The rental duration for a 1-day rental is from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. The rental duration for a 2- day rental is from 8:00 AM on the 1st day until 8:00 PM on the 2nd day. For additional convenience, you can also drop-off the car in the Shin-Takaoka Station office at no additional cost.

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What people are saying about Kanazawa

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4.8 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Very good guide, taught us everything important and then took us to stores of Japanese things we wanted