Turrets & Temples of Kanazawa

Kanazawa 3-Day City Trip & Tea Ceremony

Prices from £255 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)


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Spend a couple of days exploring Kanazawa on Japan’s western coast, an attractive city bursting with culture, history, and delicious seafood. Largely untouched by the war, the city boasts beautifully preserved Samurai and Geisha districts, as well as one of the country’s finest gardens, all centred around the impressive Kenroku-en Castle. Whilst here you'll also take part in a traditional tea ceremony with a Sado Master.

What's included

  • Accommodation – price based on 2 people sharing
  • Tea ceremony with Sado master

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Arrival in Kanazawa

Today you’ll arrive in Kanazawa and check into your centrally located hotel.  Depending on what time you get settled in, you may want to take in some of the sights, otherwise, head to the Katamachi district for the evening. Here you’ll find many of the city’s best restaurants and bars, so you can grab a table, fill your belly with sushi, and watch the vibrant nightlife unfold around you.

A street in Kanazawa

Explore the City, and Tea Ceremony

The centre of Kanazawa is easy to explore on foot, although there is a regular shuttle bus or even bicycle rental if you prefer. Kenroku-en Castle and the perfectly manicured gardens surrounding it form the centrepiece of the city, and you’ll also have plenty of time to wander through the well-preserved Samurai and Geisha districts.

Man walking along a stone crossing over a river set amongst some peaceful gardens

During the day you’ll make your way a local teahouse for an experience which takes you right into the heart of Japanese aesthetics and tradition. We’ll arrange for you to take part in a tea ceremony with a Sado (tea art) master – you’ll never have seen tea so delicately made in your life!

In the evening you can seek out one of the great seafood restaurants, which are a speciality of this coastal city.

A tea ceremony in Kanazawa

Departure from Kanazawa

After breakfast this morning, it’s time to wave goodbye to Kanazawa and continue on to the next stop on your Japanese journey.

A majestic white castle dominating the skyline with the view of it's gardens in front of it
David on a rickshaw

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"I love the retro-futuristic vibes of Tokyo, not to mention the tasty donburi! Staying in a traditional ryokan and bathing in the natural hot springs (onsen) are particular highlights for me."

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