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Highlights

  •   Morning market in Takayama
  •   Miboro Lake
  •   Wada house in Shirakawa-go
  •   observatory in Ogimachi Park in Shirakawa-go

Information

City Gifu
Meeting Point at your hotel in Takayama
Ending Point JR Takayama Station
Departure 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8:30h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 30
Booking
8:30h
When?

People

270.00 USD

final price

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

extra person (more than 30 people). 4.50 USD
extra hour. 9.00 USD

What to Expect

After we walk around the morning market in Takayama, we leave for Shirakawa-go from Takayama at 10 A.M. and return to Takayama at 5 P.M. using bus. On the way, we dropped in at Miboro Lake for lunch, we enjoy at Shirakawa-go for 3 hours.

In Shirakawa-go, there remain about 110 thatched houses with steep raftered roofs which look like a pair of hands held togethered in prayer.
The steep roofs, inclined at 60 degrees from the horizontal, are constructed of timber bound with neso, a kind of rope made from hammered saplings of young mansaku trees.

First I would like to take you to Wada house which is the biggest house in this village and designated as a nationally important cultutral property. When you enter the house, you can see traditional Japanese architecture. Do you know what it is ?
The wide attics have two levels and were used to rear silk worms to make silk, which was the main income source of region. It was the smoke which came out from the fireplace on the first floor and was absorbed by the pillars and beams that protected the building from humidity and insect damage.

Furthermore, if it's fine, you can see the whole image of the village from the observatory in Ogimachi Park.
I can assure you that you enjoy a wonderful view of Shirakawa-go in each season.

This tour assumes that travellers start at Takayama. Please join this tour after you enjoyed the tour of "Takayama (Little Kyoto)." !!
And next day I would recommend you join my tour of "Kanazawa Golden Tour". An hour drive take you to Kanazawa from Shirakawa-go.


What‘s included

guide fee, tranportation fee from Takayama to my house

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Extras (optional)

extra person (more than 30 people). 4.50 USD
extra hour. 9.00 USD

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

We use bus for transportation. Transportation fee from Takayama to Shirakawa-go is 6,500 yen including lunch per person. Entrance fee is 400 yen per person.

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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.
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Lorraine Lorraine
1 week ago , ( Family ) , From: Australia

“ Great tour of Hiroshima with a wonderful guide ”

Hideo gave us a great tour of Hiroshima & Miyajima. He met us at our hotel and from the very beginning was so friendly and knowledgeable. He provided so much in depth information about the sites and took us to a wonderful local restaurant for lunch. He helped us with our JR train tickets and at the end of our tour, he assisted us with getting onto the train in Hiroshima and changing platforms at Osaka for our journey to Kyoto, even though he was leaving the train at Osaka. Hideo is a real gentleman and we would highly recommend him. Thank you Hideo!

Hideo:
Hi Lorraine I'm very glad to receive your message. We could arrive at Miyajima at high tide, so take a look at both beautiful Great Vermilion Torii Gate and Itsukushima Shrine. It really looks like as if they were floating on the sea. We had Okonomiyaki (Hiroshima local food) for lunch near Atomic Bomb Dome. I'm sure you enjoy Japan tour!! I hope to see you again. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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JoAnn
2 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Hiroshima and Miyajima Tour ”

Hideo was very organized and insightful. He had an itinerary laid out for us and made all our traveling easy. He was knowledgeable about all the places we went and a very nice person. When we come back to Japan, we will tour with Hideo again! Thanks Hideo!!!

Hideo:
Hi JoAnn I am really glad to receive your message. We could arrive in Miyajima just at full tide, so we were impressed with a beautiful landscape of Mt.Misen, Seto Inland Sea and vermillion buildings. I can't wait for your coming back to Japan. Thank you. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Sien
2 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Osaka-Kyoto-Nara Trips 12 to 14 Dec 2016 ”

This is the first time we are visiting Japan on holidays and we have decided to use TripleLights, also for the first time, for the above itineraries. Having chosen Hideo who have done amazingly well to guide our trips, we are satisfied with his recommendations although the rains in Kyoto somehow dampen things a bit. TQ Hideo.

Hideo:
Hi Sien. Thank you for joining my 3-day tour of Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. I really appreciate it. I have best wishes for your family and a Happy New Year. Next time I'd like to show you other scenic spots, such as kobe, Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Shirakawago and the like. I hope to see you again. Thank you very much!! Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Vivian
3 months ago , ( Family ) , From: Malaysia

“ Mr Hideo is helpful and Good coordination ”

We have our tour with Mr Hideo, he is so helpful and flexible to cater for our request, he took extra mile to arrange for our train tickets and patience with answering our questions. We will surely hire him again on our next visit. P.s. Mr Hideo wish you good health and happy new year

Hideo:
Hi Vivian I am very happy to receive your message. I'd like to say "thank you very much for joining my tour of Osaka, Nara and Kyoto. Actually I was very worried that the Shinkansen bullet train stopped at Kyoto Station by accidental fire, but I was relieved to hear that the train started about 1.5 hours late. I would like to show you othe scenic spots when you visit Japan next time. I hope to see you again. I wish you a Merry Christmas. Thank you!! Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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Alisa
5 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: Israel

“ Two fascinating days in Kyoto ”

Wishing to visit Kyoto in depth in the short time we had, we disembarked the ship we are sailing in in Kobe and travelled to Kyoto by Shinkansen, and spent the night there, rejoining our cruise the day after. Hideo picked us up in Kobe and was with us both days. Thanks to him, we saw many sights, using both taxis and public transport, and made it back to the ship with ample time. Hideo is very patient, punctual and knowledgeable and we had two wonderful days with him in this lovely city. Whilst we never felt hurried, we managed to see everything we had planned in advance, with his great help and suggestions, and although we probably just scratched the surface of this great city, we could never have done it without him.

Hideo:
Hi Alisa I'm very glad to receive your message. First I could find you on the deck from the port. Two days are so clear that we could visit Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Ryoanji, Gion area, Kiyomizu Temple. Sanjusangen-do, and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine according to the scedule thanks to your help. I hope you enjoy the tour of Japan. Thank you very much for joining my tour and hope to see you again in the early spring. we'll be able to enjoy viewing beautiful cherry blossoms." Thank you again. Best regards HIDEo YOSHIda

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