Kanazawa Private Tour: Where Edo Culture Lives On

Kanazawa‘s importance grew in the 15th century, when the powerful and militant Ikko sect established its new headquarters there after being chased out of Kyoto by the monks of Mont Hiei.

During the Edo Period, Kanazawa (金沢) served as the seat of the Maeda clan, the second most powerful clan after the Tokugawa in terms of rice production and fief size.

Accordingly, Kanazawa grew to become a town of great cultural achievements, rivaling Kyoto and Edo (Tokyo).

During WW2, Kanazawa was Japan’s second largest city (after Kyoto) to escape destruction by air raids. As a result parts of the old castle town, such as samurai, temple and pleasure districts are in good condition.

The samurai, the merchants, the geisha, and the lords have all left their mark on Kanazawa.

Journey Highlights…

Kenrokuen Garden / Kanazawa Castle / Higashi Chaya District / Nishi Chaya District / Nagamachi / Nomura Samurai House

Please let us know if you wish to  visit the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art.

Rates (group of up to six (6) people)

  • 08 hours Private Experience: JPY52.000
  • This tour can also be done with private car.

Includes

  • Hotel pick up.
  • Your guide’s transportation.

Excludes

  • Food and drink costs. Please pay for the guide’s lunch.
  • Your transportation and entrances (~JPY4.000/day/pers.)