Private full day tour with professional photographer - Kanazawa all in one

8 hr

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Regardless of whether you are coming to Japan for the first time, or you’re an obsessed Japan lover, this intimate, private tour will be a unique experience to enhance your treasured memories to our beautiful city of Kanazawa. You will be taken to the city’s most beautiful places, guided by a local English-speaking professional photographer. During the tour I will capture your magical moments in Kanazawa, leaving you free to take in the sights without...
Regardless of whether you are coming to Japan for the first time, or you’re an obsessed Japan lover, this intimate, private tour will be a unique experience to enhance your treasured memories to our beautiful city of Kanazawa. You will be taken to the city’s most beautiful places, guided by a local English-speaking professional photographer. During the tour I will capture your magical moments in Kanazawa, leaving you free to take in the sights without worrying about the best angles and light, or asking a stranger to take your picture! I am experienced in portrait and travel street photography, and my work has been published in many magazines, guidebooks including Lonely Planet and the city guides of tourism boards. A day out with me ensure you will have a knowledgeable, funny, local professional photographer, and Insta-worthy travel photos will be guaranteed!
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Stop At: Higashichaya Old Town, 1 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831 Ishikawa Prefecture

Chaya is a traditional place of feasts and entertainment, where Japan’s famous geishas have been entertaining people through dances and playing traditional musical instruments since the Edo period. Higashiyama is the biggest chaya district in Kanazawa, and provides the opportunity for a glimpse into Japan’s rich cultural past. Visit Shima Geisha house built in 1820. We will have a photo shoot session in the area.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shima, 1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831 Ishikawa Prefecture

Shima Geisha house is a historical geisha house in the Higashi Chaya teahouse district of Kanazawa. The building is now a museum and gives visitors a look at the life of the geisha who once entertained here.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nagamachi Neighborhood, 3 Nagamachi, Kanazawa Ishikawa Prefecture

Nagamachi was a samurai...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Higashichaya Old Town, 1 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831 Ishikawa Prefecture

Chaya is a traditional place of feasts and entertainment, where Japan’s famous geishas have been entertaining people through dances and playing traditional musical instruments since the Edo period. Higashiyama is the biggest chaya district in Kanazawa, and provides the opportunity for a glimpse into Japan’s rich cultural past. Visit Shima Geisha house built in 1820. We will have a photo shoot session in the area.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Shima, 1-13-21 Higashiyama, Kanazawa 920-0831 Ishikawa Prefecture

Shima Geisha house is a historical geisha house in the Higashi Chaya teahouse district of Kanazawa. The building is now a museum and gives visitors a look at the life of the geisha who once entertained here.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nagamachi Neighborhood, 3 Nagamachi, Kanazawa Ishikawa Prefecture

Nagamachi was a samurai district located at the foot of the former Kanazawa Castle, where samurai and their families resided. The area preserves a historic atmosphere with its remaining samurai residences, earthen walls, private entrance gates, narrow lanes and water canals.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Nomura Samurai house is the main attraction of Nagamachi district, a restored samurai residence displaying the lifestyle and artifacts of the era when samurai were prosperous.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Omicho Market, 50 Kamiomicho, Kanazawa 920-0905 Ishikawa Prefecture

Step into the shoes of Kanazawa locals with a visit to Kanazawa’s largest fresh food market, where we will have delicious lunch. (several options, at own expense)

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Residence of Doctor Takamine Jokichi, 11-20 Musashimachi, Kanazawa 920-0855 Ishikawa Prefecture

Old Takamineke house is a historical house formerly owned by Jokichi Takamine in 19th century. Jokichi Takamine was a well-known scientist famous for his discovery of adrenalin, and made fortune in the United States. This house is often used for Kimono photography and private tea ceremonies known as Chado, Sado, or Chanoyu. Great location for photo shoot session.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Oyama Shrine, 11-1 Oyama-machi, Kanazawa 920-0918 Ishikawa Prefecture

The Oyama shrine was established in 1599 with 25 meter high Dutch stained glass tower gate. Icon of the old city Kanazawa

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Gyokusen-immaru Garden, 3 Marunouchi, Kanazawa 920-0937 Ishikawa Prefecture

Peaceful Japanese garden with a traditional Japanese wooden bridge. Stroll around the garden on the way to Kanazawa castel.

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

Kanazawa Castle was the seat of the Maeda Clan’s power over the Kaga Domain in Edo period Japan. The castle's thick outer walls still stand ranked and angled like a massive ziggurat, Visit to my favourite part of the castle – Ishikawamon Gate – to round out your visit. Great spot for photo shoot session.

Duration: 30 minutes

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

Kenrokuen is justifiably classified as one of Japan's ‘three most beautiful landscape gardens’. The spacious grounds used to be the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle, constructed by the ruling Maeda family over a period of nearly two centuries. Opened to the public in 1871, Kenrokuen features a variety of flowering trees which provide the garden with different aspects and features depending on the season. My personal favourite is Spring, but No matter what time of year, you won’t want to miss a visit to this magnificent, quintessential Japanese garden. You cannot miss a photo session here. It is a must do!

Duration: 1 hour

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Photo sessions by professional photographer
  • Private transportation
  • Car parking fee
  • Private English-speaking professional photographer guide
  • Professionally edited 30 digital images of your day out.
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Location-based photography tips
Not Included
  • Admission fee for Nomura Samurai house
  • Admission fee for Shima Geisha house
  • Lunch
  • Admission fee for Kenrokuen garden
  • Entry/Admission - Shima
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Nomura Family Samurai House
  • Entry/Admission - Kenrokuen Garden
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up by a private car at your hotel in Kanazawa.

8:30 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.