Kanazawa Half-Day Adventure
You want to get an overview of the city main locations?
Have only half a day in Kanazawa but you don’t know what to do there?

Looking to learn about the stories, characters and customs
that make up the landscape of Kanazawa?

Then this is the perfect tour for you.
Ideal for first time visitors but also highly enjoyed by Kanazawa locals,
this half-day tour takes you to the main tourist locations of the city:
Kenrokuen Garden, 21st Century Museum and Higashi Chaya Geisha District.

  The tour features over 30 in-bus explanations and videos about points of interest. They play automatically as the bus moves around the city. Seat comfortably, enjoy the unparallel view from the bus, and let our bus attendants take care of you.

  At the end of the tour, you can stay at Omicho Market to enjoy a late lunch at this historical kitchen of Kanazawa (around 13:40).


・More than two hours and a half of time between Kenrokuen Garden, Higashi Chaya Geisha District and 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art

・Over 30 in-bus video explanations with one tablet per seat

・Tourism maps to facilitate your visit to each location

・Bus attendant and driver

・Discount coupons for a few select Higashi Chaya stores

・Entrance fee for Kenrokuen-garden

・Boarding at Sainoniwa Hotel or Kanazawa Station

・Drop off at Omicho Market, Kanazawa Station or Sainoniwa Hotel at the end of the tour

We can also provide disposable earphones, but feel free to bring yours for more comfort.


  Not Included:

・21st Century Museum exhibition entrance fee

・Personal purchases


Optional experience:

We invite you to experience the Japanese Tea Ceremony during your visit to Kenrokuen Garden.

If you choose to do so, after arrival at the Garden we’ll guide you directly to Kenrokutei, a restaurant in a privileged location inside Kenrokuen.

In their specially prepared tea room, you’ll learn the basics of the Japanese Tea Ceremony,

taste traditional Japanese sweets, and prepare Matcha (Japanese powder green tea) yourself!

There will be time to take photos to save these precious memories of getting closer to Japanese culture.

The experience is knee-friendly as you can choose to sit on a chair to feel more comfortable.

The explanations are available in English, French, or Japanese.

(Please inquire if you need French)


*This option can be booked with the tour through this website up to 4 days prior to the day of participation.

(Please inquire if you want to join the experience on shorter notice – we will check Kenrokutei’s availability for you)

The price for the Kanazawa Half-Day Adventure with Tea Ceremony included is 10,000 yen.

*You will be joining the Tea Ceremony (about 40 min) during your free time at Kenrokuen Garden (about 60 min).

Kindly note: the time at the Garden can’t be prolonged.

Meal options:

1.  Breakfast at Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel

Enjoy high-ranked buffet style breakfast before going to the tour. It is available from 7:00 to 9:30, so please come to the hotel so you have enough time before the tour.

Price: 1000 yen/person

*Please reserve at least 3 days in advance.


2.  Sushi Waka lunch set at Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel

After the tour spend a relaxing time in Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel restaurant, enjoying sushi lunch prepared and delivered specially for you from Waka Sushi.

Price: 4000 yen/person

*Please reserve at least 4 days in advance.



(You can choose the options you want when reserving the tour on this page)


*7:00-9:30 Breakfast at Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel for those who chose this option

9:40 am Departure from Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel

10:00 am Departure from Kanazawa Station West Exit Group Bus Parking Area

Kenrokuen Garden (around 60 minutes)

* Tea Ceremony Experience for those who chose this option (40 minutes)

21st Century Museum (around 40 minutes)

Higashi Chaya Geisha District (around 60 minutes)

Omicho Market (Option to leave the tour at Omicho)

13:40 Return to Kanazawa Station West Exit Group Bus Parking Area

*Sushi Waka lunch set at Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel for those who chose this option


  How to get to the bus boarding area:

Tour Information

  • Price
    3,000 JPY - If you are staying at Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel
    + 4,000 JPY - If you participate in the Japanese Tea Ceremony Experience
  • Tour schedule
    In general, the tour is scheduled daily except Mondays.
    Please contact us to check availability.
  • Departure time
    9:40 from Kanazawa Sainoniwa Hotel
    10:00 from Kanazawa Station West Exit
  • Arrival time
    13:40 at Kanazawa Station West Exit Group Bus Parking Area
  • Cancel Policy
    For changes or cancellations, a fee may be charged as follows:
    10 to 8 days before the tour ・・・ 20%
    7 to 2 days before the tour ・・・ 30%
    Day before the tour ・・・ 40%
    The day of the tour・・・50%
    After the tour starts or cancellation without contact・・・ 100%
  • Minimum number of participants
    1 person