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Kanazawa Historical Walking Tour

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Experience hosted by Shoto & Friends

4.5 hours
Includes food, tickets, equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, Japanese

What you'll do

This tour kicks off with none other than the Samurai District of Kanazawa! Once you set foot into this district you will immediately feel like you’ve time slipped to back in time to the feudal era of Japan! Here your guide will show you around the restored Samurai residence of the Nomura family a once highly ranked Samurai family so you can get a feel for the life of the Samurai as it would have been back in the day!

After exploring the Samurai district, your friendly local guide will take you next to one of Japan’s top 3 landscape gardens; the gorgeous Kenrokuen Garden, as well as Kanazawa Castle and its grounds for a quick history lesson. The spacious Kenrokuen is beautiful throughout all the seasons, and its spacious grounds and unique man-made features lined exquisitely with nature will surely mesmerize you.

After admiring Japan’s beautiful nature and landscape garden masterpiece Kenrokuen, your guide will take you the famous Geisha district of Kanazawa where you can take an extensive look at an original Tea House where Geisha used to perform!

After all this walking and stuffing your brain with all that new knowledge, your guide will treat you to a delicious soft-serve ice cream wrapped in real gold-leaf!!

This tour is perfect for travelers to Japan who have a love for Japanese history and culture, and is a nice hidden spot away from the usual tourist areas of Japan!
This tour kicks off with none other than the Samurai District of Kanazawa! Once you set foot into this district you will immediately feel like you’ve time slipped to back in time to the feudal era of Japan! Here your guide will show you around the restored Samurai residence of the Nomura family a once highly ranked Samurai family so you can get a feel for the life of the Samurai as it would have been back in the day!

After exploring th…

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What's included

  • Food
    Gold Leaf Ice Cream
  • Tickets
    Entrance to all venues
  • Equipment
    Tour Photos
From $91
/ person
Sun, Sep 27
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$91 per person
$91 per person
Mon, Sep 28
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$91 per person
$91 per person
Tue, Sep 29
1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
$91 per person
$91 per person

Meet your host, Shoto & Friends

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Hi I'm Shoto! I’m from Japan but lived in California for 5 years when I was a college student. After graduation, I moved to Myanmar and worked there for 2 and a half years. Then, I came back to Japan two years ago and started guiding people visiting Japan as I studied sociology and loved to share different stories with you. I'm doing this tour with some friends, who are originally from Kanazawa or have been living in Kanazawa for a long time. I would like to share the unique culture and history of this beautiful city by giving you the insights of Kanazawa.
Hi I'm Shoto! I’m from Japan but lived in California for 5 years when I was a college student. After graduation, I moved to Myanmar and worked there for 2 and a half years. Then, I came back to Japan two years ago and started guiding people visiting Japan as I studied sociology and loved to share different stories with you. I'm doing this tour with some friends, who are originally from Kanazawa or have been living in Kanazawa for a long time. I would like to share the unique culture and history…
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Where you'll be

Beautiful town of Kanazawa, home to 99% of Japan's Gold-leaf production as well as a rich history brimmed with Samurai and Geisha!

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  • Sun, Sep 27
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $91 per person
  • Mon, Sep 28
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $91 per person
  • Tue, Sep 29
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $91 per person
  • Wed, Sep 30
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $91 per person
  • Thu, Oct 1
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $91 per person
  • Fri, Oct 2
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $91 per person
  • Sat, Oct 3
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $91 per person
  • Sun, Oct 4
    1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    $91 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

For a full refund or a free date change, please do so on your own or let me know until 24 hours before the tour starting time.

What to bring

Bus ticket transport (¥500 ($5) for one day unlimited travel. Your guide will tell you where to buy.)