Kenrokuen garden - Higashichaya entertainment district - Nagamachi samurai district
During the Edo period, Kanazawa flourished as a castle town of the Kaga Clan. The lord Maeda ruled the Kaga Clan for almost 300 years. The Kaga Clan was the second biggest lord after the Tokugawa shogunate. The lord Maeda invested a lot of money to develop traditional arts and crafts for generations. Lots of historic sites worth visiting remain here. Kenrokuen garden, which was originally a private garden for the Maeda family, Kanazawa castle park, Higashichaya entertainment district, Nagamachi Samurai district, etc. Many traditional arts and crafts flourished during the Maeda ruling, and are inherited for generations. They are Kinpaku gold leaf, Kutani pottery, Shikki lacquer ware, Kaga Yuzen silk dyeing, etc. Kanazawa is also a gastronomic city. Various kinds of fish are landed at local ports facing the Japan Sea. Foods are fresh and tasted very good. Shinkansen bullet train has directly connected Kanazawa to Tokyo within 2 and a half hours since March 14, 2015.
9:00 Meet at your hotel lobby.
Use bus service
Gold leaf workshop;99 per cent of gold leaf in Japan produced in Kanazawa.
Higashi Chaya entertainment district;visit one of the entertainment house, "Shima", a national important cultural property.
Kenrokuen garden, one of the three most famous gardens in Japan.
Kanazawa castle compound;visit Ishikawamon castle gate, a national important cultural property, newly restored Kahokumon castle gate.
Nagamachi Samurai residence district; narrow alleys, earthen walls, a gate and storage of middle class Samurai house, Nomura-ke garden and a foot soldier Ashigaru Samurai house.
Omicho market;about 270 years old food market, fish mongers, vegetable shops, fruit shops, pickle shops, groceries, flower shops. About 180 shops open business.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: your hotel lobby, or another agreed upon location.
End location: your hotel lobby, or wherever you would like to end your tour.
Duration: 8 hours
Tour duration may change according to your request,or traffic condition.
One-day guide fee and the guide's transportation fares. My services as your professional licensed tour guide to show you around Kanazawa and meet your requests.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2800 JPY - Transportation/person:loop bus 500JPY.
Admission/person:Kenrokuen garden 310JPY,"Shima"500JPY.Nomura-ke garden 550JPY
Lunch: 1,000JPY/person (depending on your choice)
your personal expenses are not included.
These amount may change depending on the destinations of your tour and the increase of the duration of the tour.
Transportation fares, admission fees, meal and personal expenses for customers are not included. Sorry, pay a lunch for the guide.
When you have extra optional tour or use a taxi, for example, additional local cash may be needed.
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Takashi was a terrific guide. He was thoughtful, prompt, through, and knowledgable. He was also extremely helpful in organizing a day trip outside of Kanazawa. Would absolutely recommend him.