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Kanazawa Highlights Tour including Kenrouen Garden

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    Stop At: Omicho Market, Kamiomicho, Kanazawa 920-0905 Ishikawa Prefecture

    Omicho market is popular as the kitchen of Kanazawa citizens where seasonal fish and fruits gather, and it can be said that the crabs caught in the Sea of Japan face quite the fate, for it is here where the crabs are lined up, and then also the locally sourced fruit and oden's you can eat while walking around. You can enjoy this scene at your leisure.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Kanazawa Castle, 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937 Ishikawa Prefecture

    A symbol of Kaga Hyakumanges, was built in 1583 by Toshiie Maeda in full scale and was placed as a residence of 14 Maeda family of Kaga clan until 1869. All buildings other than Ishikawa gate and 30 Nagaya (row houses) have disappeared due to repeated fires, but since 1996 the public has benefited from Kanazawa Castle Park. In 2001, historical buildings were faithfully restored as best possible based on old pictures and old documents. The landscape has once again been revived for the present age.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Kenrokuen Garden, 1-1 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937 Ishikawa Prefecture

    Kenrokuen is one of the three famous Japanese national gardens, listed along with Mito Kairakuen and Okayama Korakuen. The garden boasts a beautiful appearance during every season, and the stunning winter snow hanging together with the famous Koji lanterns in Kanazawa. This is both a symbol and a must-see for Kanazawa sightseeing.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: D. T. Suzuki Museum, 3-4-20 Hondamachi, Kanazawa 920-0964 Ishikawa Prefecture

    Suzuki Daisetsu Museum is a spot infused with the thoughts of a world-famous Buddhist philosopher, Suzuki Daisetsu, born Kanazawa, who made Zen culture widely known abroad. Further, Mr. Yoshio Taniguchi is represented here. He is famous for designing large portions of the New York Museum of Modern Art, in particular the extension and renovation of MoMA in 2004, consisting of three buildings, the "entrance building", the "exhibition building", the "thought space building." Here, various representations have been constructed. In the exhibits, it appears as though you passes through a long and narrow corridor that leads to a different space. There is freedom to think and feel as you wish, to touch, watch, and see things as they appear to you, as there is no formal explanation. There is also a space for the various world views of Zen, including the biggest attraction, "the garden of water glasses." Here there is a mysterious charm that draws in the visitor for whatever purpose that might be.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Nomura Family Samurai House, 1-3-32 Nagamachi, Kanazawa Ishikawa Prefecture

    The house has a lovely garden and a number of interesting displays to help you learn about life in earlier times in the city and in this part of Japan. It's beautifully preserved and the small garden attached to the house exactly what you would want to see in a property like this.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Pass By: Omakase, Kanazawa Ishikawa Prefecture

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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide will pick you up at your hotel's lobby at 9:00 am.
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    • English guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Hotel drop off
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Kanazawa Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Kenrokuen Garden
    • Entry/Admission - D. T. Suzuki Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Nomura Family Samurai House
    • Food and drinks
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
    • Please join us wearing shoes that are easy to walk in because you will walk the mountain paths.
    • During severe winter weather, your tour agenda may be subject to change.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Yuki was an excellent guide, flexible and responsive to our questions and needs. We saw and understood more of Kanazawa on this tour than we would have on our own. This is a lovely, interesting city and we had a great day.

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Douglas H
    Takeshi S, 支配人 at OMAKASE, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you had a great time in Kanazawa with Yuki. I hope you will come back to Japan and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing you next time!

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Makiko was a fantastic tour guide, she really showed the "insider" view of various areas -- the geisha and samurai district -- and even recommended a wonderful sushi restaurant, far from the tourist area, quite historic even. Cheerful, friendly, helpful, and very informative with tons...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Uday G
    Takeshi S, 支配人 at OMAKASE, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you had a great time with Mariko, experiencing Japanese tradition and food. I hope you will come back to Japan and explore other spots. I’m looking forward to seeing you...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    We had an amazing day seeing the city with our guide Fumie. She took us to various attractions in the city, some of which we had planned to visit and some we wouldn't have found otherwise. We were given a great insight into the city...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
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    Takeshi S, 支配人 at OMAKASE, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed exploring historical spots and had a great time with Fumie. I hope you will come back to Tokyo and explore hidden gems again. I’m looking forward to seeing...More

    Reviewed 26 August 2019 via mobile

    We could not of asked for a more interesting day our guide Yuki had so much knowlede about Kanazawa. As we were running ahead of time she offered to take us to the Geisha district. We recomend this tour

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    Takeshi S, マネージャー at OMAKASE, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2019

    Thank you for joining our tour, and your comment. I am really happy to hear that you enjoyed Kanazawa with Yuki. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Moeko and Yuki

    Reviewed 14 August 2019

    Makiko was an excellent guide..comprehensive,precise,available. allowed us to visit as much as possible. At the end of the day he gave us a gift. Dear Makiko we are waiting for you in Sicily

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    Takeshi S, 支配人 at OMAKASE, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2019

    Thank you so much for joining the tour and your wonderful review! I’m glad that you enjoyed exploring many spots in Kanazawa and had a good time with Makiko. I hope you will come back to Japan and see you again!

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    Response from Takeshi S | Property representative |
    Thank you for inquiry. Yes, we can arrange from 10 am. The shuttle bus running from the ship to Kanazawa station. So, we'd like to pick you up at Kanazawa station. Takeshi
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