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Takayama ( old merchant town ) and Shirakawago ( UNESCO World Heritage site ) tour from Kanazawa

by Takashi
(13) Reviews
9h $ 329 Price 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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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.

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.
Depart From
Takayama , Gifu, Kanazawa, Shirakawago
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
up to 15 people

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.

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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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 13 )
Elaine Elaine United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Lovely gentleman ”

Full of grace and charm with a thorough knowledge of his city we had a very good tour and he kept us excited about all we saw Thank you

Takashi:

Dear Elaine, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service. We met at Tsuzumi-Mon Gate of Kanazawa station at 10:00AM. It was drizzling in the beginning, but later it became cloudy. We walked a lot to visit many sightseeing spots. We encountered many overseas tourists at Sakuda Gold Leaf Workshop. I am really happy to know that you and your husband enjoyed Kanazawa tour.Best regards, Takashi

ken Ken United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Kanazawa and Takayama ”

I spent two days with Takeshi. One day in Kanazawa and one day in takayama. He is a fine man and extremely knowledgeable.

Takashi:

Dear Ken, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my tour guide services. it was a hot and a fine day in Takayama on October 9th. We enjoyed puppet performance at Hatshiman shrine. It was Takayama autimn festival. We visited Kenrokuen garden and many other places in Kanazawa on Oct 11th. I am very much impressed with your friendly attitude not only toward me but also toward people we encountered during the tours..Best regards, Takshi

Joyce Joyce United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 months ago

“ Full day tour of Shirakawago wkth Takashi ”

Takashi gave us a very good full day tour of Shirakawago. He met us at our hotel at 7:30 am and we used the public bus to get to the Kanazawa bus stztion where we took a other public bus to Shirakawago. Spent the full day walking this working village and visited all the sites. He provided insights and history at each site. Takashi recommended a good spot for a tasty and relaxing lunch. Returned to Kanazawa at 5:10 pm. While not obligated to do so, he accompanied us on the public bus back to our hotel. Using public buses was very economical. We had a memorable day with Takashi in Shirakawago and highly recommend him as a guide.

Takashi:

Dear Joyce, Thank you very much for 5-star rating for my guide service in Shirakawago. I am really happy to know that you and your husband, Linda and her husband enjoyed the tour with me. We took a shelter under roofs intermittently while it was heavy rains. We walked a lot while it was no rain, and visit places of interest. Thank you very much for your kind cooperation. Best regards, Takashi

Dollie Dollie United States ( Family )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Outstanding Experience ”

Takashi met us at our cruise port & we took the ship provided bus in to town. We were open to any sites he wanted to show us. We could not have asked for a better tour guide. He was excited to share his home town with us and pleased to answer any questions we had. Takashi has to be in his 70’s but he walks a pace like he is in his 20’s. So be ready for some exercise (lol). I highly recommend Takashi as your guide. You will not be disappointed!

Takashi:

Dear Dollie, Thank you very much for 5-star rating by you to my tour guide service. I really appreciate your excellent praise to me. I am strongly encouraged by your wonderful comment. I've determined again to provide my best tour guide service to my customers.Thank you very much again. Best regards, Takashi

minal Minal India ( Friends )
Very Good
7 months ago

“ Magnificent ”

Incredible Takashi. Our day trip to snow corridor with him was just satisfying, though it was hectic he made our tour well fit in time. Could not think of anyone better doing this trip as Takashi. Would suggest him 100 percent to guide him to snow corridor without a doubt.

Takashi:

Dear Minal, Thank you for your wonderful comment on my tour guide service to Tateyama Kurobe Alpine route. Our tour date, April 16th was the first day when this apline route started operation for this year. So, ther were many visitors. But, we were very much lucky to be able to carry on the tour as scheduled. Thank you, Takashi

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