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  • June

    Language: English

    License: National Licensed guide

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    I design my tours to show you the best of Kanazawa in a way that is informative & entertaining as a local woman who was born & grew up in downtown Kanazawa.
    Kanazawa is a treasure trove full of beautiful scenery, history, samurai culture, arts & crafts such as gold leaf, pottery, lacquer ware, Kaga Yuzen dyeing, Kaga Mizuhiki paper
    wire work, Kaga fishing flies, local
    vegetables, and Kaga cuisines.
    Shall we explore it together?
    I am sure my background knowledge of
    traditional culture including flower arrangement, tea ceremony, noh performance, local cuisines, and the kimono will help you enjoy the incredible sites of this city.
    In addition, you will have an opportunity to
    experience flower arrangement, a tea ceremony, or Noh performance (Noh chanting and small hand drum) under each grand master if you make a reservation at least 10 days in advance.

    Guide Fees:
    Walking tours
    One day (8 hours) 30,000 JPY
    Half day (4 hours) 15,000 JPY
    Luxury tours including taxi fees for one taxi
    One day (8 hours) 45,000 〜 50,000 JPY
    Half day (4 hours) 30,000 JPY

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  • Nozomi

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    I am a simultaneous interpreter and have worked with several celebrities and VIPS around the world.
    Originally from Tokyo, but have lived in Kanazawa for over 25 years and love this city! Received my education abroad (India, Singapore, California, Paris) since the age of 8 to 22 and have a non-Japanese like outgoing character--but a good listener at the same time! I shall be very honoured to getting to know you and taking you around to the best of my ability.

    FEE:
    Walking Tours
    1 Day Tour ¥30,000 (8 hours)
    1/2 Day Tour ¥15,000 (4 hours)

    *SPECIAL RESTAURANT RESERVATIONS
    Have connections with top restaurants in Kanazawa and will be able to make special reservations for you.

    *SPECIAL TRADITIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS EXPERIENCE PROGRAMMES
    including visiting Kaga Yuzen master's atelier, Tea Ceremony with a Urasenke Master, etc.

    *EXCURSIONS
    day trip can be arranged using public transport or a private taxi.

    Advance notice would be grateful to make your stay in Kanazawa most comfortable.

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  • KAYO

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Hello ! International tourists. I'm KAYO.
    When you are thinking about visiting Kanazawa, please look at this page. I was born and grew up in Kanazawa. I'm friendly, cheerfull and patient. I can tell you the local people’s opinion about food, culture, traditional craft, history and so on. If you are not English speakers, don’t worry because I use simple easy English. If you are English speakers, you might feel comfortable. If you are happy, I’m happy, too. I’ll try to do my best for your guide with warmest heart.
    <One day tour> 9:00~16:00
    ① Kenrokuen Garden ② Kanazawa Castle 
    ③ Nagamachi Samurai District 
    ④ Higashi-Chaya Geisha District
    <Half day tour>9:00~12:30 or 12:30~16:00
    ①~④ Please choose two of them.
    <Your original tour>
    Starting and finishing time is flexible. You can make your own tour or I’m happy to arrange the tour for you.
    Cultural experiences such as gold-leaf craft, silk dyeing, wearing kimono, tea ceremony and so on.
    Other sightseeing spots such as 21stCentury Museum, Noh Museum, D.T. Suzuki Museum and so on.
    I'm happy to accept all your requests.
    I'm looking forward to seeing you. Let's enjoy together!!

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  • Yumiko

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    I’m from one of nearby cities of Kanazawa.
    I’ve loved Kanazawa since I was learning English Education in Kanazawa University used to be located in the current Kanazawa Castle Park. I believe you will be a big fan of this beautiful, historic city like I am! I am happy to be a dedicated supporter of your enjoyable trip and a friend of yours.
    Full Day Tour: 8:30~15:30
    Half Day Tour: 8:30~12:30
    Please feel free to contact me via the application form so I can send you more details.

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  • Natsuko

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Hello, my name is Natsuko Shinkura. I was born and raised in Kanazawa City except for one year when I was lucky enough to live in Seattle. Throughout my life I have loved traveling the world and meeting all kinds of new people. I was bitten by the travel bug at an early age and I still feel the itch to see the world. But life is always unpredictable and just a few years after returning from America I was lucky to meet my husband, get married, and I am blessed with 2 wonderful adult daughters. Now, with more free time, I would once again like to take the opportunity to both see the world and also showcase the beautiful city of Kanazawa.

    With the start of the Hokuriku Shinkansen in 2015, there has been a huge increase in the number of people who want to share the numerous treasures Kanazawa has to offer with it's amazingly delicious food, traditional architecture and arts and crafts, and beautiful Japanese gardens. I can't say I blame them. I spend much of my time now continuing to study English, of course, along with history and food, food, food. When I don't have my head in a book, you will usually find me in search of a good piece of sushi, the perfect umami, or a satisfying bowl of noodles. Why don't you join me? I look forward to sharing my experiences in Kanazawa with you.

    Specialties: Sushi, Japanese Cuisine, History, Culture, Shopping.

    Interests: Travel, Good Food, Making Accessories.

    Luxury Tours
    1 Day Tour - ¥55,000 including guide fee and chartered taxi.
    1/2 Day Tour - ¥40,000 including guide fee and chartered taxi.

    Walking Tours
    1 Day Tour - ¥30,000 (7-8 hours)
    1/2 Day Tour - ¥15,000 (4 hours)

    ***Please contact me at least 2 weeks in advance if possible so I can make any necessary arrangements and reservations.

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  • Fumiko

    Language: English

    License: National Licensed guide

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Hi this is Fumiko. I was born and brought up in Kanazawa. I have strong passion on having a good time with you – not just showing historical spots but also sharing one and only experience. I myself also love to walk around this beautiful city. Feel free to contact me.

    One day tour ( 8hours ) ¥25,000 (JPY)
    Half day tour ( 4hours ) ¥15,000 (JPY )

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  • Tony

    Language: English

    License: National Licensed guide

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Allow me to guide you through the ancient historical city of Kanazawa, Takayama and Shirakawa-go, filled with touring spots and hidden attractions surrounded by nature. I can take you to spots where you can feel the culture through scent, scenery, and sound. The gastronomy of Kanazawa is also one of a kind and there are many restaurants where you can enjoy the special cuisine.
    It would be my pleasure to take you through venues according to your preference. Through my living experience in the U.S. Europe and Mexico, I can be the cultural bridge between Kanazawa and YOU . I am a national licensed guide interpreter and have a black belt in Judo. Guide fee is 25,000JPY per day or 15,000JPY half a day.

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  • Junko

    Language: English

    License: National Licensed guide

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Hello my name is Junko, I am a native resident of Kanazawa and a national licensed guide. My work experience in Disney World ,Florida , has helped me develop hospitality and a deep respect for the understanding of the cultural differences.

    Touring Kanazawa City and other cities, I would like to assist visitors to help them feel comfortable with warm hospitality. After my tour, I want guests of Kanazawa City to love Japan even more.

    Some of my interests in Japanese culture, are in the Art, Calligraphy, and especially Tea Ceremony. For example I like visit museums and art festivals. The first art festival, called 'Oku-Noto Triennial' will be held in Ishikawa. It would be my pleasure to guide you there.

    I look forward to seeing you.

    Full-day¥25,000~ Half-day¥15,000~

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  • Aiko

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Hi, my name is Aiko. I'm a licensed tour guide of Kanazawa city.
    I was born and raised in Kanazawa and I'm a mother of twin boys.
    Being a big fan of Kanazawa myself, I'm really enjoying showing many attractions of this charming city to guests from overseas. Also I'd love to talk about local people's daily life.
    Let's have fun together !
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    Half-day Tour (4 hours) ------15,000JPY
    Full-day Tour (7 hours) ------25,000JPY

    (There may be some additional cost such as entrance fee, bus fare and meals during the tour)

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  • Maiko

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Hi, I’ve been living in Kanazawa for 15 years.

    I have main work at Higashi Chayagai District as an English operator of Geisha performance!
    Geisha and teahouse culture is in my field!

    *Paypal invoice is available.
    *Guide fee : 12,000 yen for 4 hours
    *I'm afraid but I do not accept more than 4 hours guide.

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  • Toshi

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Hello! I 'm Toshi.
    I'm a Kanazawa Visitors Host.
    Kanazawa is a very beautiful city. It is known for its unique Samurai culture ,gastronomy and beautiful scenery.
    Shall we experience the most renowned tourist sites and local people's daily lives in Kanazawa together? How about Japanese culture experiences? Kimono wearing,Yuzen fabric dyeing , Japanese confectionary, Japanese instrument, Noh performances and gold leaf...Let's explore vibrant appealing Kanazawa with me!

    Castle Town walking tour ( 1/2 Day : 4hours )
    guide fee :
    1 person :11000yen
    2~3 person : 13000yen
    4~5 person : 15000yen
    (not including : entrance fees , transportation fees)

    *Various cultural experiences are available.
    **Extension of time is available. Guiding hour is flexible.
    ***100%custom-made tour is also available.
    Please feel free to consult me.

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  • Pomme Giraud

    Language: English French

    License: National Licensed guide

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    I was born and live in Kanazawa, but my family moved a lot, so I lived in several parts of Japan. All the moves and changes in my life have given me the passion for cultural discovery and new encounters. Now it's my turn to introduce others to the beauties of Kanazawa and my country.
    I have been a national interpreter-guide(French) since 2013. I like rugby. In my free time, I go out with my dog.

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  • Kaoru

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality:

    Hello. Thank you for visiting my page.
    I was born in Kyoto and have lived in a town near Kanazawa for more than 30 years now.
    I like to study history. Kanazawa has a lot of historic sites, especially samurai culture remains everywhere. I love Kanazawa. I would like you to enjoy this unique and beautiful city.
    I look forward to being your guide.
    Thank you.

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  • YU

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Thank you for visiting my page. I am YU, travel concierge in Kanazawa that you are looking for!

    I am local to Kanazawa, also I have lived in Tokyo and abroad in the past. My present job is a staff at a tourist information center in the city. Using my experience and knowledge from my job, I will do my best to arrange and support your comfortable and memorable trip.

    Would you like to walk around beautiful and historical town, feel the authentic Samurai culture or fantastic cuisine? Depending on your request, I will organize traditional tour, as well as, hand craft experience & shopping, gourmet tour (Washoku, Sushi, Izakaya restaurants, sake shops, bars or popular sweets shops hopping.. places where only local people know!), or a tour going around museums (both contemporary and traditional arts). I also can provide you with information on latest event and arrange in the tour if it is seasonally available (Geisha evening,Noh play etc).

    Price: 1 day (8 hours) 22,000 JPY
    Half day (4 hours) 11,000 JPY
    *negotiable

    Let’s explore attractive city, Kanazawa, together.

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  • Maki

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Hello, I'm Maki!
    I was born and grew up in Kanazawa.
    Since a young age I have had an interest in Kanazawa's strong tradition in Japanese crafts, and studied English in hopes to share this passion of mine with others.
    My tours focus on the traditional crafts found locally. I can specialize my tours to your own personal craft interests with the background history and geography of the area.
    I am so grateful to have this opportunities becasue it is a "dream come true"!!
    I look forward to exploring traditional crafts and Kanazawa with you!

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  • Sodoe

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    When you visit Kanazawa, you can feel the ancient and modern at the same time. It is mixed very naturally. It is easy to walk around with visiting the famous sightseeing spots. One of the exciting thing of traveling is "food". Isn't it?? Kanazawa people loves eating too! Me too! There are nice traditional restaurants, casual restaurants, Japanese sweets shops, cake shops, bakery etc. What your interests? Let's discover your favorite food of Kanazawa! You can also wear Kimono and walk around or make your own tradinional Japanese sweets and more things that you can have experiences. I will make your Kanazawa memory unforgettable!

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  • hiroshi3

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality:

    Hi! My name is Hiroshi.
    I am very happy to welcome foreign guests in Kanazawa. I was born and grew up in Kanazawa. Kanazawa is my hometown and I love this beautiful city. After graduating from University of Department of Chemistry, I started to work as chemistry teacher. After retiring from teaching, I attended historical class and learned the history of Kanazawa. I became a Kanazawa guide in English in 2017. Thank you very much for seeing my profile. Let’s enjoy the tour of this historical city.

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  • Yuki

    Language: English

    License: Kanazawa Visitors Host

    Speciality: Traditional Culture

    Hello! I am Yuki.
    I am working at the information of the museum.
    I was born and raised in Kanazawa.
    Kanazawa is the old and new city.I believe the tourists enjoy both the modern things and the traditional ones.
    I'd like to share a good time with foreign visitors.

    ※The guide's fee is open to negotiation.

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  • ko-guide

    Language: Korean

    License: National Licensed guide

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    가나자와 방문을 환영합니다.
    저는 20년전 가나자와에 이주하여 일본인을 대상으로 한국어 강사와 통번역업무를 해오면서 한국인 관광객의 현지투어와 윤봉길의사 암장지를 방문하는 관계자들의 안내를 맡고 있으며 한국인의 여행을 지원하기 위하여 한국인여행지원센터를 운영하고 있습니다. 현지에 정통한 한국인가이드로서 배우고 경험한 지식을 활용하여 여행객들의 불편함이나 궁금증을 해결할 뿐만 아니라 일본의 겉과 속을 이해하는데 큰 도움이 되는 여행이 될것을 자신있게 말씀드립니다. 여행객 한분 한분의 취향에 맞춤은 물론이고 일본어 소통에 자신이 없는 분들이나 현지사정과 문화에 대하여 호기심이 많은 분들에게 적극 추천합니다.

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