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Shirakawago tour

9 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Shirakawago is a very popular tourist spot. About 2 and half hours bus ride from Nagoya will take you to Shirakawago in Gifu Prefecture. In Shirakawago, you can see unique old houses called Gassho Zukuri. This village is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.


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  • Gassho Zukuri houses
  • a village designated as World Cultural Heritage site

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What to Expect

Shirakawago is a very popular tourist spot. We start this tour from Nagoya. About 2 and half hours bus ride from Nagoya will take you to Shirakawago, which is located in Gifu prefecture. Shirakawago is an old village and you can see many thatched-roofed houses. These houses are called Gassho Zukuri. Gassho means joining hands in prayer. The roof shape of the house is similar to the hands in prayer. You can enter some of these houses by paying admission, so you can look at the house not only from outside but also from inside. This village is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site. From a hill, you can enjoy a panoramic view of this village.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 07:30 AM
Meeting Point At your hotel in Nagoya
Ending Point At your hotel in Nagoya

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up in Nagoya area

What‘s not included

transportation fee ( you and guide ) : 7000 yen for a round trip / adult, lunch ( you and guide ), entrance fee to a Gassho Zukuri house ( you and guide ) : 300 yen / adult


1) It takes about 2 and half hours each way by bus to Shirakawago from Nagoya.
2) We walk a lot, so pleae wear comfortable shoes.
3) As some shops and restaurants don't accept credit cards, please prepare cash.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

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.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 1 )
4.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Joy Joy Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Enjoyable tour. ”

Satomi is warm, knowledgeable and patient. Quite helpful too.


Thank you for your review I hope you enjoyed dinner!

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