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Kanazawa private half day tour

4 hours
up to 3 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

We will stroll the castle town while enjoy talking about history, culture, art, and local foods.
The attractions we visit are Kenroku-en Garden,Nagamachi Samurai District, and Higashi Chaya District (Geisha district) during 4 hours.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yukari.

  • Kenroku-en Garden
  • Nagamachi Samurai District (Visit Nomura Samurai House)
  • Higashi Chaya District( Visit Geisha House)

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What to Expect

This is a customized private tour.
You can change the destination during the tour by your request.For example, customize the tour including more local spot or specific interest area or things.

Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your Hotel in Kanazawa
Ending Point At the last destination

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, transportation fee(guide),hotel pick-up

What‘s not included

transportation fee for guest(1day bus pass 500yen per person),lunch(1000yen to 3000yen per person), entrance fee(300yen to 700yen per person)


- Usually I’m available only weekdays 9am to 6pm but I will reply to you within 24h.
- Once or twice a month,I'm available on weekends.Please check the calendar.

Please note that this tour is operated only inside of Kanazawa-city.
We mainly use public transportation.(Kanazawa loop bus.500yen per person)
Kanazawa is a compact city.
So we will walk a lot during the tour.(Sometimes it's much faster than waiting for bus!)
Please wear a suitable shoes for the long walking occasion.
We may have a tea break (coffee),or lunch during the tour depending on the tour start time. In that case, these are not included the tour fee.
Then if you have some allergy or food restriction, please let me know in advance.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Reviews ( 14 )
5.0 (14) Reviews
Very Good
Zachary Zachary United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent Guide ”

Yukari is a great guide! She was very communicative and open even to last minute changes. She did a great job!


Hi Zachary, Thank you very much for the review! The tour went really well with your cooperation!

Aileen Aileen United Kingdom ( Family )
4 weeks ago

“ Very well planned trip that covered a lot in just 3 hours ”

We had a very short visit to Kanazawa as a family and Yukari helped us make the most of that. She was very well organised and punctual and had designed a great itinerary for us. Her English is good and she was very helpful and friendly in answering all our questions and making sure all our needs were met. In only 3 hours we got an overview of the key sights of Kanazawa.


Hi Aileen, Thank you very much for writing the review! We could go along all the way as I planed was possible by all of your family's cooperation. I truely appriciate that. If you have a chance,please come visit Kanazawa again! Yukari

Robert Robert United States ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ Patient and knowledgeable ”

Yukari accommodated our request for a timing change due to the typhoon. We ended up with a perfect sunny afternoon! She took us efficiently through the gardens, castles, and dwellings in Kanazawa. Open and kind, we enjoyed sharing with her!


Thank you very much for the review! It was a lucky of us to be able to enjoy the city with a perfect sunny. Hope you enjoy fully in Kanazawa and the rest of your stay in Japan!

daniella Daniella United States
2 months ago

“ Excellent Guide ”

I hired Yukari to take me to an artist studio in Kanazawa and to translate his presentation. She has done an excellent job. She is sweet, personable, trying hard, and totally recommended.


Hello Daniella, Thank you very much for the review! It was a great experience to me,as well. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Also I hope you would be able to meet your cute dog and relieve soon.

Linda Linda Canada ( Family )
2 months ago

“ We enthusiastically recommend Yukari ”

In developing a tour for our interests, Yukari advised in advance certain sites closed that day so that we two couples might visit them on our own. Everywhere we went together, walking or by bus - Nagamachi Samaritan District and Nomira-ku House; Museum for Traditional Products and Crafts; Kenroku-en Garden; Higashi Chaya District and Sakuda Gold Leaf - Yukari clearly explained history, context and pointed out details we could not have appreciated without her. The insights she provided definitely added value. Yukari is a lovely person, truly interested in presenting Kanazwa to her guests. She also took us for a delicious Japanese lunch and later for matcha in an historic teahouse. Our tour took longer than anticipated, yet she did not end it at or soon after the appointed time,... read more


Hi Linda-san, Thank you very much for your enthusiastic review! I'm so happy to know that you had enjoyed the tour with me. Also I felt happy while you all were intrested in traditional crafts of Kanazawa or Ishikawa at the Museum. Thank you for asking me a lots of good questions so that I was able to introduce more details of things to you. People from Canada always reminds me of my initial resolution. Hope you enjoy the rest of trip in Japan!!

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