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Licensed Guide
  (12) Reviews
Send message only 5 days available in October
$ 36 Hourly rate Price up to 3 people
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Last updated: 3 days ago
Cities where I can guide: Kanazawa

Languages English ( License )

(12) Reviews
Hourly rate 36 USD Price up to 3 people
( Max : 5 People )
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Hi! I'm Yukari.
I'm a government licensed guide of Kanazawa city.(Kanazawa Visitor's Host)
I'm originally born in Toyama.I had moved 2 times within Hokuriku region in my childhood for my fathers job.
I've been living in Ishikawa for 13years in total.(4years in my childhood and 9years since I married. )
I have a family of 4 and raising 2 boys now.
Sometimes I work at Kanazawa guesthouse and enjoy meeting and talking with people from all over the world.
I love animals, nature, music, photos, camping, and good food.
So If you feel like I have a similar taste in those things to you, my tour will be able to bring you a satisfied explore.

Here in Kanazawa,the tourist have been increasing since the opening of Hokuriku Shinkansen in 2015. Many of the foreign tourists are walking around throughout the city holding their smartphone by hand.
Every time I see that scene,I feel I'd like to do something which make their trip more memorable.
This is the reason I took the license of Kanazawa Visitor's Host and started a local tour guide.
Although I've just started as a tour guide in 2018,I sincerely enjoy making a plan that every single guest would be able to make the day here in Kanazawa perfectly.

I have ever lived in
Toyama,Fukui,Ishikawa,Chiba,Tokyo (Japan),and Toronto (Canada).

I have ever been to USA (Seattle,LA,CA,NY) Australia (Cairns) New Zealand(Auckland) Korea,China,and Canada (many cities).

Let's go for Kanazawa tour just for you!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any inquiries.


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The prices below are for a private tour for you and your partner, family or friends.

1 Person
Up to 3 people
For each extra person
Hourly rate $26.24 $35.60 $9.37
4 Hours $104.95 $142.42 $37.50
7 Hours $183.67 $249.23 $65.62

* Duration: 2 hours minimum and 7 hours maximum per day.
* People: 5 maximum

Private Tours

Kanazawa Photo Strolling

(12) Reviews
by Yukari
Kanazawa is an old castle town based on a Samurai culture. You can see a mixture of traditional culture and modern city. If you like taking photos,please...
3h $ 64 per person

Kanazawa private half day tour

(12) Reviews
by Yukari
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 ...
4h $ 142 up to 3 people

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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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 )
Robert Robert United States ( Couple )
1 week 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 weeks 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 )
1 month 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!!

GILL GILL United Kingdom ( Couple )
1 month ago

“ In the pouring rain, we fell in love with Kanazawa ”

It takes a special guide to generate enthusiasm in rain so severe, the government sent a text to everyone’s phone (including ours) to warn of the risk of flooding. Yukari is that guide. She knows her subject really well and articulated some of the cultural and historic context in excellent English. She has a sense of humour and a real love for her home town. A lesser soul might have skipped a few stops given the monsoon but not Yukari; she really cares that her guests see everything and get every last drop (sorry!) from their tour. Kanazawa is a magical place but it is small so guidebooks don’t go into much detail. We got more out of our time with Yukari than we could possibly have achieved on our own. She is utterly charming and we would recommend her very highly indeed. read more


Thank you very much for the review! We managed to fully enjoy the city even in a heavy rain. I really appriciate your kind cooperation. We will never forget this tour because of that warning! I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan!!

Young Young Japan ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Excellent! Especially with kids! ”

From the first time I contacted Yukari san, she was very professional and excellent at customizing our family trip. I mentioned my 5 year old son and she was quick to recommend a couple kid friendly destinations and tour routes. Also we found out that the summer in Kanazawa can get REALLY HOT. Yukari san was quick to make resting stop recommendations along the way when we were getting too tired or our son was being a bit cranky. She was excellent in trying to keep our son interested throughout the tour and even prepared some cute gifts for him as well. I would highly recommend her to anyone.


Thank you very much for the review! I appriciate that you all had been trying to enjoy the tour and being so kind even in that much hot day. I 'm sure that special hot day tour had added some spice to our as a unforgettable memories of Kanazawa!