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Special 1-Time Tour on November 24, 2019 Re-live the Feudal-era Pleasures and Pastimes of a Kanazawa Samurai
Re-live the Feudal-era Pleasures and Pastimes of a Kanazawa Samurai

9:45 Meet at Kanazawa Station West Entrance

10:00 Depart by bus


Kanazawa Noh Museum

Tour of Museum and Noh Acting, Singing, and Dancing Performances


Inspired by the musical traditions learned by Japanese Buddhism scholars when they travelled to China, the sounds and dances of local Japanese harvest festivals were merged with Chinese court music to create Noh in the 14th century. This ancient art flourished in Kanazawa thanks to the patronage of the Maeda family, the feudal heads of this Kaga domain from the late 16th century until 1868. Designated a Protected Art and Cultural Heritage, Mr. Yabu and Ms. Matsuda are leading Noh performers and teachers.


Travel by bus


Shijimaya Honpo Fermented Foods and Samurai House

The Shijimaya Family will display and explain their centuries-old family swords and fermented food specialties


The Shijimayas were a high-ranking samurai family during the feudal era. After the 1868 Meiji Restoration, the family lost its samurai status and became the leader in producing fermented foods. Today, the 6th-generation Shijimaya runs the business and leads in producing traditional and modern takes on fermented foods (you’ll love their gelato!).


You’ll enjoy a special lunch at Shijimaya Honpo of local and authentic fermented foods.


Travel by bus


Kanazawa Castle Park

Enjoy the Sport of Kings


This is a rare chance to see falconry displayed on the original Kanazawa Castle grounds. The Austringer will fly his majestic eagles, just as they were flown in the same spot centuries before. The combination of falcons flying amidst the backdrop of the more-than-400-year-old castle fortifications and buttresses will make your photos unforgettable.


Travel by bus or walk


Shoseian Tea Ceremony House

Finish the tour as a samurai would have paused during his busy day


Enjoy a tea ceremony hosted by Omote Senke Master Chiyo in this beautiful and serene setting. Your samurai afternoon will be complete with a traditional Kanazawa sweet, especially handcrafted for the tea ceremony by the famous confectioner Yoshihashi. As you enjoy conversation


Tour Information

  • Cost
    20,000 yen/person
  • Tour date
    November 24, 2019
  • Start
    Kanazawa Station West Entrance at 9:45
  • Finish
    Shoseian Tea Ceremony House at 16:00
  • Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund or change of date (pending availability), please communicate by email to at least five days before the scheduled start of your tour. If we receive your cancellation request by email to between three and five days before your scheduled tour starts, we’ll refund 50% of your fee (or change your date, if possible). For all requests received less than 72 hours before the scheduled start time of your tour, no refunds or date changes will be issued. Date changes are one-time only and no refunds will be issued after one date change.