9h $ 308 up to 15 people
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Takayama ( old merchant town ) and Shirakawago ( UNESCO World Heritage site ) tour from Kanazawa

by Takashi
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9h $ 308 up to 15 people

Highlights

  • At Shirakawago village, we visit the lookout point and one Gassho farmhouse
  • At Takayama city, we visit Sannomachi merchant streets, Takayama Jinya, Kokubunji temple

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total price for up to 15 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

What to Expect

In the Edo period, for the first 107 years Takayama was ruled by the fuedal lord Kanamori. For the latter 177 years the Tokugawa Shogunate directly ruled Takayama. Takayama flourished as a merchant town since the Tokugawa ruling. Old merchant houses remain in Sannomachi district. The latticework windows are painted black Bengara color.
Shirakawago villages was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. A Gassho farmhouse is difined as a thatched farmhouse with big slanted roofs. The name Gassho means the gesture when people bring their hands together in prayer. The shape of the roofs resemble the Gassho style.
Most Gassho farmhouses have about 200 years history. There are 60 Gassho farmhouses in Shirakawago village. These houses are still used by owner family for their daily living.
In the morning, we visit Shirakawago village. In the afternoon, we visit Takayama city. 

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Highlights

  • At Shirakawago village, we visit the lookout point and one Gassho farmhouse
  • At Takayama city, we visit Sannomachi merchant streets, Takayama Jinya, Kokubunji temple

Important

Notice time for application to this tour is until 2 weeks before your desired tour date.

City Gifu

Meeting Point At the lobby of your hotel in Takayama city

Ending Point At Takayama city

Duration 9 hours

Starting time 07:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible

Number of people 2 to 15
What‘s included
  • Guide fee and transportation fares for a guide


What‘s not included
  • Transportation fares for customers per person: Kanazawa - Takayama 3
  • 390 yen
  • Takayama - Shirakawgo2
  • 470 yen. Shirakawago - Kanazawa 1
  • 850 yen. Shirakawago shuttle bus 400 yen. personal expenses.
  • Sorry
  • please pay a lunch for a guide.
  • Entrance fees per person: Takayama Jinya 430 yen. Gassho farmhouse 300 yen.

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.

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

Organized by Takashi


National Certified Guide

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  • English ( License )

I was born and brought up in Kanazawa, and live in Kanazawa. So,I know every corner of this town. I am a national licensed tour guide. I started operating tour guide business in 2004 after retired from the local government office. I enjoyed hobbies when I found my spare time. In my twenties and thirties, I walked along many peaks of Northern Japan Alps during the summer mountain season. I travelled many places domestic and abroad. I also enjoyed skiing while I was in my forties and fifties. I have offered tour guides to over 1,000 tourists since I started tour guiding. I explain local history and culture, religion, traditional arts and crafts, and food, etc. I try my best to have customers' satisfaction, and make your tours enjoyable and memorable.Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains started operating between Tokyo and Kanazawa on March 14, 2015. It takes about 2 and half hours. You will be able to make one-day tour to Kanazawa from Tokyo. I look forward to having your application. read more


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