Kanazawa Shore Excursion

Stroll along Kanazawa streets and experience a golden leaves workshop. A great one-day tour for cruise ship passengers.

8 hours


  • Tour the most popular Kanazawa spots in private transportation
  • Learn about Kanazawa history from an experienced local guide
  • Take part in a gold leaf handicrafts workshop


Visit Kanazawa and its treasures during a private day tour in the city with an English-speaking guide. Tour Kanazawa Castle, and the traditional, scenic Higashichaya district. See Kenrokuen Garden, one of the three most famous landscaped gardens in Japan. Take part and try your skills in a local gold leaf workshop. Join us on our Kanazawa shore excursion and discover the charms of this picturesque town. 


Explore Kanazawa on this one day tour in private transportation and discover the traditional gold leaf crafts.

Tour itinerary

*Departure times may vary.

09:00 Depart from Kanazawa Port, and head to Kanazawa Castle

09:30 Visit Kanazawa Castle and the Kenrokuen Garden, classified as one of Japan's "three most beautiful landscape gardens”

12:30 Head to Shogyotei restaurant

12:45 Have lunch at Shogyotei and enjoy traditional local Japanese food

13:45 Head to Higashiyama Higashi Chaya

14:00 Explore Higashiyama Higashi Chaya District and Shima Geisha House, a traditional area with teahouses where geishas perform, and with shops selling gold-leaf crafts

15:00 Experience a workshop at Sakura Gold and decorate chopsticks or boxes with gold leaves

16:30 Head back to Kanazawa Port

17:00 Reach Kanazawa Port

Important information

Included in price

  • English-speaking guide
  • Private transportation (private cab, Toyota Alphard, Hi-Ace van - depending on the number of passengers)
  • Admission fees
  • Golden leaf workshop fee

Not included

  • Local lunch
  • Any personal expenses incurred

When you make your inquiry, kindly let us know whether you need to go through the immigration process at your port of entry in Japan as that would affect the itinerary of the shore excursion.

Know before you book

  • Cancellation
    7 days prior: free of charge
    6-2 days prior: 40% of tour price
    1 day prior: 50 % of tour price
    On the day, no-show: 100 % of tour price

Starting point

Kanazawa Port
Ri80, Muryoji-machi, Kanazawa-shi, Ishikawa 920-0332 


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Organised by Japan Travel KK

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