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Discover the History and Gourmet of Kanazawa

Everybody knows Kyoto is a great place to visit for history buffs, but how about a trip to Kanazawa, a less-discovered treasure in on the west coast of Honshu? Since the Shinkansen line got extended to include Kanazawa visiting this beautiful, historic city became a lot easier. Only 2,5 hours away from Tokyo and 2 hours from Kyoto, Kanazawa should be on your itinerary if you want to beat the crowds, learn about Japanese history and eat some amazingly fresh (sea) food. Of course, there are also plenty of photogenic spots that will look very good in your picture album or on Instagram!

In Kanazawa
6 Hours
Food And Drinks
Upto 10 people
  • Visit popular attractions of Kanazawa like Nagamachi Samurai District and Kenrokuen
  • Taste the local cuisine and relish a cup of matcha tea

Kyoto is a well-known destination for history buffs, but Kanazawa is a hidden gem that you should not miss. Here, you will learn about Japanese history and eat some fresh seafood. Meet the guide at your hotel or Kanazawa station and head towards Nagamachi samurai district, the first destination of this tour, where the guide will tell you interesting stories about historical warriors. You will also visit an old samurai’s residence with an amazing garden. Then, you will head to the fish market for an amazing lunch.

After having lunch, you will visit a gold shop where you will have the opportunity to make your own gold-painted plate or chopsticks. You will even have an ice-cream wrapped in gold leaf.

Later, you will have a cup of matcha tea in one of the tea houses in old Geisha quarters.

A tour in Kanazawa would not be complete without a visit to the Kenrokuen, one of Japan’s most impressive landscaped gardens. Each season, it has something different to offer, and no matter when you come, you will always be impressed by its beauty. The tour will end at a restaurant selected by the guide based on your preference and the honest opinion of the locals.

What's included

Services of the local tour guide

What's excluded
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
Meet your Host
Tokio tours

My name is Nicki Yoshihara and I am the founder and owner of Tokio Tours. We have been guiding people across various places in Japan since 2013. We have a lot of experience in providing the best possible experience in Japan. Since I am originally Dutch, we have a lot of Dutch-speaking guides working for us in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and various other locations around Japan. All our guides are local people who have had extensive training in how to be the guide you need. We specialize in bespoke private tours. All our guides do their utmost to enhance your experience and to adjust every tour we do to the clients' needs. All our guides are also fluent in Japanese and English and have extensive knowledge of Japanese culture, cuisine, modern pop culture, religion. All our guides have their own expertise.

From USD 269 / Person
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.