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Kanazawa Full Day Tour (Private Guide) provided by Kanazawa Walking Tours

Kanazawa Full Day Tour (Private Guide)

Kanazawa Full Day Tour (Private Guide)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Japanese, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Japanese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Professional Certified guide
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not listed, please let us know your hotel name
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop off
  • Professional Certified guide
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not listed, please let us know your hotel name
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kenrokuen Garden
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kanazawa Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Higashichaya Old Town
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Nagamachi Neighborhood
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

5.0
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mylesperkins33
Seattle, WA8 contributions
What an amazing and immersive tour. Our guide, Nozomi, took us to the Geisha District, the Samurai District, the Omicho Fish Market, the Temple District, and a little zodiac buddhist temple we would of never found on our own. Nozomi had an in-depth knowledge of the city and really made the effort to give us an unique and unforgettable experiences. It was really well tailored to the types of things we wanted to see and do.

We would do it again in a heartbeat since we feel like we only scratched the surface of this beautiful city. This is a must-do tour in Kanazawa and I would highly recommend!
Written 5 February 2020
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Mike K
An Outstanding Review for an Outstanding Guide! Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Nozomi, A true superstar in Kanazawa. We hope the rest of your time in Japan met the same standards
Written 4 March 2020
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Rm1268
Sydney, Australia74 contributions
Kanazawa in January can be wet and cold, but our guide Nozomi created a wonderful day of experiences and conversation that was truly memorable.
Her international background of living and travelling in many countries means she can share particular insight into the Japanese culture and contrast it with others.
Her bubbly nature and impeccable English was warm and engaging , and she created a tailored day to delight.
Written 3 January 2020
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Nozomi is a true professional when it comes to tours with Kanazawa Tours, one of our greatest assets and an ambassador of Kanazawa and Ishikawa. We are proud of our services and our personnel who deliver with such passion and consistency. We wish you a great new year and hope to see you back in Kanazawa soon
Written 6 January 2020
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George763
Haywards Heath7 contributions
May 2019
Our guide, Nozomi, quickly worked out what we were interested in and told us a huge amount about not only the places we visited but also Japanese history and culture in general. She took us to a brilliant and properly Japanese lunch spot. She is a very nice person and we would thoroughly recommend the tour, especially if you have a genuine interest in understanding Japan.
Written 9 January 2020
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Mike K
Thank you for the super feedback for Nozomi and our tour, we are delighted to hear it went so well and that you were introduced to some of the must-try Kanazawa cuisines
Written 28 January 2020
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Mar 2020
Nozomi Kondo gave us a really superb guided tour. Spoke excellent English. Knew her subject perfectly. Amusing and bright personality. Went well over the allotted time to ensure we saw everything and then sent extra information by email for the next day and to help us with our travels.
Written 12 March 2020
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Mike K
Thank you for the lovely review. Nozomi had a great time with you, and we all are looking forward to seeing you again, or your friends and family, on the next trip.
Written 6 May 2020
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kittrell
Longmeadow, MA14 contributions
Dec 2019
Our guide Nozomi was amazing! We did it all and much more. She filled us with knowledge about Kanazawa history and contemporary and historical Japanese lifestyle and culture. I would strongly recommend her for your tour she was a fantastic and our experience with her enhanced the rest of our trip through Japan.
Written 10 January 2020
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Mike K
This is the true value of a professional guide, thank you so much for the feedback, our guides and especially Nozomi work very hard to bring the city and country into one story for a more enhanced experience, we are happy to hear this improved your overall view of Japan
Written 28 January 2020
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lecoindrek
Noumea, New Caledonia2 contributions
Jan 2020
"Tony" was great. We didn't have much time to visite KANAZAWA and in one day, he showed us the main monuments and he explained us many things about the Japonese culture. We could'nt expect much. (In january, weather is cold and windy, be well-dressed...).
Written 27 January 2020
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Mike K
Thanks for the great feedback about Tony and the good advice regarding clothing in the winter. We are happy that, despite the weather, you had a good time with Tony on our tour. We hope to see you back in Japan again soon.
Written 28 January 2020
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Rajamora
Los Angeles, CA100 contributions
“Tony” Irikuchi surely is, without a doubt, the number one walking tour guide for Kanazawa.

Overseas visitors will particularly find his background of Japanese company postings in Chicago, Mexico City, Vienna and Frankfurt give him a wider perspective that make enhances his explanation of Japanese history and the nuances of its culture.

Quite energetic, enthusiastic and with a lively sense of humor, he takes his clients on a proud tour of his city’s extraordinary sites (with an outstanding sushi lunch spot pick in between) according to their expressed personal interests and attraction preferences, all adapted to maximize their timetable with him.

For us, Tony’s personal backstory of business experience proved him to be a powerful life-saving “fixer”, as he firmly took us in hand when he discovered our travel itinerary during the hotel pick-up and immediately realized our ignorance of the catastrophic Typhoon Hagibis damage on the Japanese transportation infrastructure meant that we would be unable to proceed to our next destinations. He immediately marched us to Kanazawa Station even before starting the tour, and booked an alternative railway route for us to Nikko. By end of day, we decided to skip Nikko as too arduous a journey and expressed a preference for heading to Hakone-Fuji directly instead.

Back to Kanazawa Station, now on his own time, where he called our Gora ryokan directly while we were in line at the JR desk to see if they had a room opening for the following night to add to our already scheduled two nights’ stay there. A single room turned out to be available by cancellation and yay, Tony immediately secured it for us! Then he planned out and booked a new railway route for us to reach Gora despite typhoon railway damage in the area.

So here we are, soaking in our luxurious private room onsen, and planning a Kaiseki dinner toast to Tony, as we did last night, “Tony, you’re The Man!”
Written 21 October 2019
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Excellent, it's great to see Tony getting the credit he deserves, your comments "Energetic, enthusiastic and with a lively sense of humour" are exactly how we would describe Tony. We are so happy he was able to add the value that only an experienced guide can bring to your visit to Kanazawa. We hope your trip to Gora was as rewarding.
Written 24 October 2019
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Sharon B
Southampton, UK13 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had a great tour of Kanazawa with our guide Fumie. Fumie speaks excellent English and is extremely knowledgable about this beautiful city. Thank you very much!
Written 3 March 2020
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Mike K
Thank you very much for the positive feedback about Fumie, Fumie is a super guide and we are lucky to have her on the team, we hope the rest of your time in Japan is as memorable
Written 4 March 2020
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Jessika L
Uppsala, Sweden3 contributions
Oct 2019
We did a full day tour with Aya. Aya was so professional, relaxed, kind and informative. She showed us a side of Kanazawa that we would have never seen without her. Two highlights of our day was a visit to a sushi restaurant. It was away from the centre and had a very local feel. It was by far the best sushi we had while in Japan, we still talk about it. Aya managed to arrange for us to visit her friend who is a monk and we were able to learn a lot about his everyday life and we also were treated to tea and sweets and we learned how to drink tea the proper way, like a mini tea ceremony.

I had my 2 year old daughter on this tour and she absolutely loved Aya and Aya was so good with her. Whenever we entered a shop or somewhere we wanted to look around Aya made sure to take care of my daughter to give us peace to have a look around. We really appreciated this and it made eveything so smooth.

To sum it up Aya was one of the best tours we have ever had, in any country. Thank you Aya!
Written 6 November 2019
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Mike K
Thank you for the wonderful feedback about Aya and your tour. It's clear that Aya went out of her way to show you the real Kanazawa and we are delighted to hear that your family enjoyed the experience.
Written 8 November 2019
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50sbelle50
Hattiesburg, MS201 contributions
Nov 2019
Our guide, Masa, was a very enjoyable, informative guide. He was very agreeable to taking us to the places that interested us and we never felt rushed. He took pictures of us along the way which we are very anxious to get as it is hard to photograph and take it all in at the same time. He also gave us some origami boxes that his sister made. We are looking forward to getting our pictures but thank him for all that we learned on our tour!
Written 19 November 2019
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Wonderful feedback for Masa, we are all thrilled to hear that he went out of his way to take good care of you. I will ask Masa to forward on your photos as soon as possible.
Written 20 November 2019
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howardr39
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Night walking tour
Enjoyed a night tour of the geisha district with Aya as our guide. It was informative and interesting and Aya took
LiMi6254
LiMi6254
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Shiragawa-go and Kanazawa - wonderful scenery and cultural experience
We wanted to thank you very much for two wonderful tours. The trip out to Takayama, Shirakawa-go and Ainokura was a
Madshus
Madshus
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Highly recommended
The lovely Kazue-san took me around the Higashi Geisha district as well as the Kenkouen and Kanazawa Castle gardens
macB1701
macB1701
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Honeymoon in Kanazawa
We had Johnny from Ireland as our guide. Met us at our hotel right on time and was super friendly and conversationa
shaunm300
shaunm300
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Dr
A fabulous fun and informative morning with our guide. She was knowledgeable, courteous and answered all of our que
GregHollier
GregHollier
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Kanazawa Half day tour with Nozomi
We were lucky enough to have Nozomi guide us around Kanazawa for 5 hours and had an amazing time. Nozomi had excell
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G7273EMelainec
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Private tour: Shirakawago and Takayama
We had a great full day tour with Mai as our driver/tour guide! Though we were hoping for a snowy Christmas village
marciawib89
marciawib89
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Beautiful scenery assisted by a great tour guide
We had a wonderful experience at Shirakawa go with Mai. At first we were sad when we found out that it was not snow
daniellewySF
daniellewySF
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Great Kanazawa Trip Because of Toshi
Kanazawa is not like Tokyo. Many restaurants don’t offer English menus, or English speaking staff. We were so lost
markhH7451JP
markhH7451JP
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Great day trip to Takayama
Had a fantastic time on this day tour with our guide Taka. He tailored the trip to our needs and even took us aroun
Tas-wanderer
Tas-wanderer
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Minka houses, autumn leaves and great scenery
Taka for Kanazawa walking tours picked me up on time- as he did the first time- I should add this company is excell
Tas-wanderer
Tas-wanderer
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Fun exploring Noto area
Decided to see more of the countryside and Kanazawa Tours provided this excellent option of visiting the Noto Peni
Tas-wanderer
Tas-wanderer
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Atmospheric Kanazawa at night and brilliant meal
Kana, may guide, and I wandered the streets of the Geisha areas, investigating the side street and visit the temple
raymonds59
raymonds59
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Very Good Tour
Kanazawa tour have very good driver, we booked private tour from kanazawa to gokayama and shirakawa go.. the driver
123YB4
123YB4
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Wonderful private tour with our guide Masa
We loved our day trip from Kanazawa to Takayama and Shirakawa-go. Our guide Masa was knowledgable and thoughtful. H
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