Kanazawa is the capital of Ishikawa Prefecture, on Japan’s central Honshu Island. It’s known for well-preserved Edo-era districts, art museums and regional handicrafts. Kenrokuen Garden, begun in the 17th century, is celebrated for its classic landscape designs incorporating ponds and streams. Adjacent Kanazawa Castle was built in the 1580s, after the defeat of the Peasant’s Kingdom, Japan’s only Buddhist fiefdom.
Explore this beautiful fairy landscape with our experienced local guide. He will take you to all the must see places in Kanazawa area and will provide you with only the most interesting back ground information.
Some of the sights we will visit during this tour will be the Ninja dera. This is a special temple with lots of traps, secret doors and hide away places. Definitely a must visit.
If you go to Kanazawa a visit to Japan’s most celebrated landscape garden must be high on your list so Kenrokuen will definitely be one of the stops we will make and since we’re in the area we will also stop briefly at the magnificent Seisonkaku Villa.
For lunch we will pop by the Omicho Market (近江町市場, Ōmichō Ichiba) for some authentic street food and to see all the local delicacies that are on offer.
When talking about Japan one of the first thing people think of is sushi and geisha’s so when in Kanazawa seeing the famous geisha district will be a once in a lifetime opportunity. The historical area of Higashi Chaya is lovely to take a stroll through.
When you think of Geisha’s you automatically imagine Samurai’s who visited the ancient tea houses and were their most loyal patrons. Visiting the Samurai district of Nagamachi will be our final stop.
Please come and join us on this fun filled day steeped in history of geisha’s an samurais and get to know the REAL Japan, not the version that gets portrayed in Hollywood movies.