Kanazawa Tours

Travel back in time to an era of honor, artistry and feudalism.

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Walk down the narrow, shop-lined streets of old Kanazawa and you’ll see why this remarkably well-preserved castle town is renowned as a bastion of Japanese history. Visit the imposing, 17th-century towers of Kanazawa Castle and stroll through Kenroku-en Garden—designated one of Japan’s three most beautiful gardens. You’ll be immersed in samurai legend and old-world charm on our private Kanazawa tours. Inhabited by world-class artisans and boasting a fiercely proud clan heritage, a journey to Kanazawa is an otherworldly experience. Prepare to be wowed by the beautifully displayed seafood at Omicho Market and the sheer diversity of arts, crafts and beauty found in the city’s traditional shops. Tailor your private Kanazawa tour with the best kind of experts: the ones who call this amazing place home.


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Genuine Reviews of Our Tours in Kanazawa & Japan

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4.8 out of 5 stars (based on 137 reviews)
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Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
July 28, 2019

Highly recommended! No worries. Excellent organization

Kristel S

Holiday in Japan

4.0 rating
June 1, 2019

Fabrice Barbin was excellent on communication and responsiveness. The guides were excellent and all the hosts who met us were there as planned…no hic-ups. Thank you. The only concern, were we felt the itinerary was not unique and something we couldn’t have done ourselves or with another agency. We organized the Mario cars, a food tour on our own. We also learned our first day the boat ride on the itinerary wasn’t operating, so we had to re-arrange, which the guide paid for.

Donald L

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
May 28, 2019

Communicated clearly and helpfully over an extended period several months before our trip to suggest, advise and recommend places to see and how to go about it. They engaged professional local guides for one full day private tour in each major city and provided good information for how we could get about on our own the other days. They booked the hotels and provided flexible train tickets so that we could make changes if and when we desired.

Mark N

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
March 30, 2019

Backyard Travel’s customer service is excellent, we changed our itinerary a few times and this was accommodated without question and expediently. The self guide app includes the complete itinery along with recommended places to eat and attractions nearby we found really helpful. The local guides were informative and helpful too guiding it’s around the underground and taxis until we felt like locals.
I am hoping to book another experience with them soon.

Rana K

Holiday in Japan

5.0 rating
March 18, 2019

Excellent, thorough, with follow-up and every detail taken care of, as arranged

Maureen B

Holiday in Japan

3.0 rating
December 4, 2018

Generally things went well. We were told our documents would be waiting for us at our hotel. Someone forgot to send them, so we had to chase them. Overall though very pleased

David W

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NY Times - Japan - Nozawa

Jan ’14 “The Asian operator Backyard Travel offers 10-day itineraries to explore Nozawa and nearby sights like a seventh-century temple and a refuge for the area’s famed snow monkeys.”

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What’s Special about Kanazawa?

Backyard Travel’s customized Kanazawa tours let you see this special city through a local’s eyes. Beyond the famed castle, temples and gardens, our Travel Specialists will introduce you to the heart and soul of the region, including favorite local haunts, museums and craft shops.


Simultaneously a prefrectural capital and a historical hub, Kanazawa embraces both ancient and modern traditions. You’ll learn about the clan culture that shaped Kanazawa and meet the local artisans who carry on centuries-old trades.


The climate in Kanazawa is similar to that of Tokyo or Osaka. With four distinct seasons, the weather is mildest during spring and autumn.


On a custom Kanazawa tour your private guide can show you the best and liveliest venues. Pop into an old geisha teahouse to see the artistry behind traditional Japanese entertainment.


From the imposing Kanazawa Castle and the samurai mansions to the myriad teashops and traditional townhouses, a private Kanazawa tour is replete with heritage and culture.


While Japanese is the only language spoken here, a tailored Kanazawa tour will offer locally based, English-speaking guides to help interpret, so you can navigate without language barriers.


The influence of the powerful Maeda clan put Kanazawa on the map in the 17 th century. The city has not suffered destruction through war or natural disasters—a rarity in Japan—leaving Kanazawa’s historical buildings intact.

Meet Our Japan Travel Specialists

Our locally based experts love to share their insights on this region that they fondly call home. Contact our Japan team to begin planning your private tour of Kanazawa today.


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