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Kanazawa half day tour

by Takashi
(9) Reviews
4h $ 184 Price up to 15 people


  • Kenrokuen garden. we stroll inside the garden for about one hour.
  • Geisha district
  • gold leaf workshop

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184.00 USD

Price up to 15 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior


We visit Kenrokuen garden, Kanazawa castle park and Higashi Chaya Geisha district.
We spend about one hour to visit many attractive points in the Gardens. We visit Ishikawamon gate and Kahokumon gate. We board on a bus to get to Higashi Chaya Geisha district and gold leaf workshop.

What to Expect

Kanazawa flourished as a castle town for the Kaga clan during the Edo period ( 1603AD - 1867AD ). Kenrokuen garden was constructed as a strolling style landscape garden by the feudal lord Maedas of the Kaga clan. The garden is said to have 6 attributes which are very important for the best garden. They are largeness, seclusion, gardening technique , long history, panoramic view and running stream. The garden is installed some good luck symbols such as a crane, a tortoise, wild geese, a gourd and the Koto music instrument. These good luck symbols reflect the wishes of the lord Maedas, longevity and prosperity. In this tour, we visit Higashi Chaya Geisha district, gold leaf workshop, Kenrokuen garden and Kanazawa castle park.

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  • Kenrokuen garden. we stroll inside the garden for about one hour.
  • Geisha district
  • gold leaf workshop


Tour application for this tour will be accepted until three days before your desired tour date.

What‘s included
Guide fee and transportation fares for a tour guide.
What‘s not included
The tour price does not include transportation fare and admission fees for customers. one-day loop bus ticket a person 500 yen. Kenrokuen garden entrance fee a person is 310 yen.
Depart From
Kanazawa , Ishikawa
Meeting Point
At your hotel lobby at Kanazawa city
Ending Point
Higashi Chaya Geisha District
4 hours
Starting time
09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 15 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the tour start only in the morning?

The tour starts either in the morning or afternoon. I request you to inform me your desired starting time when you book the tour.

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Reviews ( 9 )

Very Good
4 weeks ago |   by Minal

“ Magnificent ”

Incredible Takashi. Our day trip to snow corridor with him was just satisfying, though it was hectic he made our tour well fit in time. Could not think of anyone better doing this trip as Takashi. Would suggest him 100 percent to guide him to snow corridor without a doubt.

Very Good
1 month ago |   by Joop

“ Experienced guide ”

We hired mr. Takashi for 4 hours to show us the highlight of Kanazawa. His English is good and he has a lot of knowledge. I can recommend him. Thanks for your guidance.

7 months ago |   by PETER

“ Wonderful tour and pleasant time together ”

Takashi is an excellent guide. He is knowledgable and it was a pleasure spending time with Takashi.

7 months ago |   by Kellie

“ School Group Kanazawa Tour ”

Takashi san did a wonderful job showing an elementary school group from Australia around Kanazawa for the day. This was a group of 33 people using public transport and he was very calm and informative catering the tour to the age of the children. We would definitely recommend Takashi san for future tours.

9 months ago |   by Alexis

“ I couldn't have asked for a better guide in Kanazawa. ”

Takeshi San was our tour guide last 2 days in Kanazawa. We hit most of the sights in Kanazawa and half day tour of Shirakawa-Ko. He communicated with me very well through email to set up the tour, and he was very punctual, and managed our time very well at all the sights in Kanazawa. His knowledge of history was impeccable. We couldn't have asked for a better guide, and we loved Kanazawa!

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