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Kanazawa Walking Tour
Activities in Kanazawa

Kanazawa Walking Tour

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  • English English
  • 4 hours 30 minutes

Stories of geishas and samurai, magical gardens, gold leaf craftsmanship... Discover Kanazawa on this walking tour of its most iconic districts.

Kanazawa Walking Tour

We'll meet at 1 pm by the Tsuzumi Gate of Kanazawa Station and hop on board a public bus to the Nagamachi Samurai district.

When we arrive, we'll visit the restored former residence of the Nomura-ke samurai family so you can see how they lived. We'll learn all about their origins as we explore the streets of this district. You'll feel like you've travelled back in time!

Then, we'll visit Kanazawa Castle and discover its beautiful surroundings. Did you know that the origin of this building dates back to the 16th century? A fire, a military base, a university campus... learn all about the castle's fascinating history!

Next we'll visit Kenrokuen, listed as one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan. Tranquillity, trickling streams, beautiful bridges and incredible panoramic views await us. 

Afterwards we'll head to Higashi-chaya, the geisha district of Kanazawa. We'll learn all about these legendary Japanese female characters as we walk through charming streets, admiring wooden houses and tea rooms. We'll also discover the local handicrafts and taste some gold leaf ice cream

We'll end the tour by returning to the starting point at 5:30 pm. 

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Price

Adults Children between 4 and 15 years old Children under 4 years old
US$ 80
US$ 56
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 80
  • Children between 4 and 15 years old

    US$ 56
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

4 hours 30 minutes.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Entry fees to monuments.

Gold leaf ice cream.

Not included

Bus fare: ¥ 500 (US$ 4.60) per person.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (1:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 80
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Tsuzumi Gate.

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.