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Kanazawa half day tour

by Takashi
(12) Reviews
4h $ 205 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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204.70 USD

Price up to 15 people
FREE cancelation 30 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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4.7 (12) Reviews
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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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 12 )
ken Ken United States ( Solo )
4 days ago

“ Kanazawa and Takayama ”

I spent two days with Takeshi. One day in Kanazawa and one day in takayama. He is a fine man and extremely knowledgeable.


Dear Ken, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my tour guide services. it was a hot and a fine day in Takayama on October 9th. We enjoyed puppet performance at Hatshiman shrine. It was Takayama autimn festival. We visited Kenrokuen garden and many other places in Kanazawa on Oct 11th. I am very much impressed with your friendly attitude not only toward me but also toward people we encountered during the tours..Best regards, Takshi

Joyce Joyce United States ( Friends )
1 month ago

“ Full day tour of Shirakawago wkth Takashi ”

Takashi gave us a very good full day tour of Shirakawago. He met us at our hotel at 7:30 am and we used the public bus to get to the Kanazawa bus stztion where we took a other public bus to Shirakawago. Spent the full day walking this working village and visited all the sites. He provided insights and history at each site. Takashi recommended a good spot for a tasty and relaxing lunch. Returned to Kanazawa at 5:10 pm. While not obligated to do so, he accompanied us on the public bus back to our hotel. Using public buses was very economical. We had a memorable day with Takashi in Shirakawago and highly recommend him as a guide.


Dear Joyce, Thank you very much for 5-star rating for my guide service in Shirakawago. I am really happy to know that you and your husband, Linda and her husband enjoyed the tour with me. We took a shelter under roofs intermittently while it was heavy rains. We walked a lot while it was no rain, and visit places of interest. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation. Best regards, Takashi

Dollie Dollie United States ( Family )
3 months ago

“ Outstanding Experience ”

Takashi met us at our cruise port & we took the ship provided bus in to town. We were open to any sites he wanted to show us. We could not have asked for a better tour guide. He was excited to share his home town with us and pleased to answer any questions we had. Takashi has to be in his 70’s but he walks a pace like he is in his 20’s. So be ready for some exercise (lol). I highly recommend Takashi as your guide. You will not be disappointed!


Dear Dollie, Thank you very much for 5-star rating by you to my tour guide service. I really appreciate your excellent praise to me. I am strongly encouraged by your wonderful comment. I've determined again to provide my best tour guide service to my customers.Thank you very much again. Best regards, Takashi

minal Minal India ( Friends )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ 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.


Dear Minal, Thank you for your wonderful comment on my tour guide service to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route. Our tour date, April 16th was the first day when this apline route started operation for this year. So, ther were many visitors. But, we were very much lucky to be able to carry on the tour as scheduled. Thank you, Takashi

Joop Joop Netherlands ( Solo )
Very Good
6 months ago

“ 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.


Dear Joop, Thank you very much for your nice comments on my tour guide service. It was a fine day with mild temperature in March. I am sure you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi 

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