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  •   Hida Great Limestone Cave
  •   Senkoji Temple (63 wooden Buddha statues)
  •   Zenkoji Temple (for Kaidan Tour)


City Gifu
Depart From Gifu , Takayama
Meeting Point At your hotel in Takayama Area
Ending Point At your hotel in Takayama Area
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 4h   Flexible
Languages English (License) , Thai (Fluent) , French (Intermediate)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 3 ~ 6


58.50 USD

total price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

per person
Adults Children
58.50 USD 36.00 USD

What to Expect

The Hida Great Limestone Cave is popular destination by tourists visiting Takayama. It is located 30 mins away by car from Takayama.
It is a fantastic place that opens up 800 meters underground below a waterfall. In all of Japan, this is the only place where one can see delicate finger-like helictite cave formations. Nearby, one can also see the Ohashi Museum’s regular display of about 1000 world-renowned works of art, handicrafts, and ornamentations.

If you had never explored inside caves, this will be a quite adventurous and exciting experience !
You can see beautifully and mysteriously lit-up colorful limestone.
Walking paths are well paved, so anyone can try to go down and enjoy this wonderful attraction.

The walking tour inside the caves would take 1 or 1.5 hour, depending on your walking speed, as well as how many courses you would cover.
If you are tired or a bit scared, you can get out from the cave after passing through 1st walking path, as shortest course.

On the way back to Takayama, we would stop at "Senkoji" Temple, which is one of the oldest temple in Takayama with 1,200 years history, and more than 60 wooden curved Buddha statues made by famous dedicated monk "Enku".

In Takayama town, we will also stop at "Zenkoji" temple for interesting "Kaidan" Tour.
This is another form of mysterious experiences you never forget in Buddhist temple's underground.
You need to walk through the complete darkness in the pass underground, and try to touch the special key to "Paradise",which is positioned right below the Buddha statue in the Main Hall. It could by a bit scary, but wonderful experience for sure !

What‘s included

Guide fee (by Certified English Tour guide, being able to communicate in French/Thai/Japanese as well),
A hired van with a driver,
Pick-up and Sending-off at your hotel,

What‘s not included

Lunch/Dinner/Snacks, Entrance fee (Limestone Cave 900 yen, Senkoji 500 yen)

Frequently Asked Questions

How many persons can a van accommodate ?

A van can accommodate minimum 3, maximum 6 passengers at the same time.

Frequently Asked Questions

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No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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5 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Very knowledgeable, friendly, an has excellent English language skills ”

junichi was patient and helpful. We were late in meeting him but he was very accommodating. Our tour of Shirakawa-go was great. There were 4 in our family group & his van was spacious. I would highly recommend Junichi.

Thanks for your great review! I also enjoyed the tour and time spent together with your family in shirakawago and takayama town! All the bests!

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