Explore Kanazawa with an experienced local guide
Kanazawa lies on the northwest of the mainland. Abundant with samurai culture, history, nature and warm people, it is known as” a hidden jewel off the beaten path”. We are experienced local guides who know the nuts and bolts of the town: old townscapes, idyllic countryside, local pubs&restaurants and unique local food. Explore a unique town with us !
We are all men and women who enjoy retirement and work as a tour guide. We not only do the sights of the town but would like to talk about our younger days, our families, hobbies etc. All inquiries welcome! We would like to provide unique experiences based on your interests.
Please advise of any interests you may want to explore in greater depth than is usually available in other tours.
For example, if you like sashimi or sushi,
we can take you to the morning auction in the market, if you like tofu, then we can take you to tofu makers.
Explore and discover Japanese culture in more detail! Or ask us for suggestions on the rich and interesting culture of Kanazawa!
Our fees are quite reasonable. We are all pensioners and do not live on guiding. We enjoy retirement!
We specialize in traditional samurai culture and daily life, as well as sightseeing.
We offer private or small group tours upon request.
We offer tours at a reasonable fee.
He knows Kanazawa very well, speaks very good English, and provides excellent gastronomic tours and suggestions. Even which places to eat at in the Omicho market. Without his guidance, we would have not seen anywhere near as much authentic Kanazawa as we did.
If you only have an hour, or three, over a day, or three he is your golden guide. Don't pass up this opportunity to see so much more of Kanazawa than you can by yourself.
Date of experience: October 2022
Culture and History:
Kenrokuen Garden, Kanazawa Castle, Samurai and Geisha districts, tea ceremony, museums etc.
Arts and Crafts (participation or viewing):
Gold leaf, silk dyeing, kimono wearing, pottery painting, museums etc.
Local "matsuri" or festivals, pristine beaches, tofu making, firefly etc.
Guide Fees & expenses (family/group)
4-hour course: @￥10,000 ~ 15,000
8-hour course: @￥15,000 ~ 20,000
Payment: Cash Only. Please pay to tour guides upon arrival to your meeting place.
(Note: the fish market auction and sword making are not included)
Other expenses: entrance fees, transportation, food etc.
Guides are not responsible for injuries or damages that may occur during the tour.
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