Kanazawa Visitors Host
Traditional CultureMeet the Masters: Kaga Yuzen, Ohi Pottery, Lacquer Ryurei-style (sitting on a chair) tea ceremony Experience Gold leaf craft,Kaga Yuzen, Lacquerware Experience wearing a kimono with your hair done Noh theatre & trying on Noh costumes Geiko house tour Zazen
Food Culturefresh seafood from the Omicho Market dining: reasonable to Michelin starred; Japanese & Private Sake brewery tour: sake tasting Miso & soy sauce tour: miso making Private cooking lesson/Japanese confection making Kanazawa by night: food & drinks
Historysamurai life, geiko (geisha) life, Maeda clan Kenrokuen Garden,Kanazawa Castle, Samurai district Higashi,Nishi, Kazuemachi Chayagai (Teahouse) tour Teramachi, Utatsuyama, Kodatsuno temple districts Daily Japanese life, customs, festivals and faith
ArchitectureKanazawa 21st Century Museum (SANAA) D.T. Suzuki Museum (Taniguchi) Museum of Architecture (Taniguchi) Machiya put to use
OthersPrivate Wellness & Beauty Tour Private Zazen & Meditation Tour Day-trip to Noto, Gokayama, Shirakawago, Takayama Day-trip to Kaga, Fukui, Snow monkey park Private party with a geisha Private visit to the Craftmaster/mistress' atelier
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 very outgoing character--but a good listener at the same time! I shall be very honoured to be of your service and taking you around to the best of my ability.
Tours (Taxi or One-day bus pass suggested)
1 Day Tour ¥30,000 (7-8 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.
I can book you for a restaurant with the presence of a geisha.
*SPECIAL TRADITIONAL ARTS & CRAFTS EXPERIENCE PROGRAMMES
including a private visit to the Kaga Yuzen master's atelier, Lacquerware master's atelier, Ohi pottery museum.
Private Tea Ceremony with an Urasenke Master/Mistress, overlooking a historic garden.
A day trip to NOTO, GOKAYAMA, SHIRAKAWAGO, TAKAYAMA, KAGA, FUKUI can be arranged using public transportation or with a private taxi.
Consecutive days' booking welcome.
Advance notice would be grateful to make your stay in Kanazawa most comfortable.