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Two days Exploration to Hida Takayama and Shirakawago from Tokyo

by Yuki
(90) Reviews
2 days $ 282 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • 1. Walking around a shopping street with traditional houses in Takayama for about 3 hours
  • 1A. Takayama Jinya checkpoint ( optional, Ticket: 430 JPY )
  • 1B. Takayama Festival Museum ( optional, Ticket:900 JPY )
  • 2. Taking a bus tour for foreigners to Shirakawago and freely walking around there for 1.5 hour. ( Ticket: 4,400 JPY )
  • 2A. Visiting one of the Gosho style house (Optional, Ticket: 300 JPY )
  • 2B. Visiting the Doburoku ( Non filtered Japanese sake) Festival House (Optional; Ticket: 300 JPY )
  • 3. Good views from train ( Mt. Fuji, Kiso river and Japan Alps )
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282.00 USD

Price up to 5 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra person ( from the six person regardless of age ).
$ 56.40

Overview

On the first day, we will take Shinkansen and JR express from Tokyo to Takayama where we will visit a shopping street with many traditional houses and stay at a hotel.
On the second day, we will take a half day bus tour for foreigners to Shirakawago and return to Tokyo by trains in the evening.
Please pay the transportation and lodging costs of you and the guide in addition to the guide fee.

What to Expect

You can explore the most popular local area in Japan which is difficult to cover in ordinary travels.
Takayama used to be an important checkpoint in Edo period and many traditional houses are restored as shops of the local products.
You can look for special souvenirs and try some Japanese sake & Hida beef.
Shirakawago is a famous world heritage where many Gasho style houses are maintained as a village.
You can look around the village efficiently by taking the bus tour from Takayama.

Organized by Yuki

Licensed Guide
(90) Reviews

Highlights

  • 1. Walking around a shopping street with traditional houses in Takayama for about 3 hours
  • 1A. Takayama Jinya checkpoint ( optional, Ticket: 430 JPY )
  • 1B. Takayama Festival Museum ( optional, Ticket:900 JPY )
  • 2. Taking a bus tour for foreigners to Shirakawago and freely walking around there for 1.5 hour. ( Ticket: 4,400 JPY )
  • 2A. Visiting one of the Gosho style house (Optional, Ticket: 300 JPY )
  • 2B. Visiting the Doburoku ( Non filtered Japanese sake) Festival House (Optional; Ticket: 300 JPY )
  • 3. Good views from train ( Mt. Fuji, Kiso river and Japan Alps )

Important

You have to pay the transportation and lodging costs of you and the guide which is about 40,000 JPY per person in addition to the guide fee.
You can use JR pass for your transportation but you have to pay that of the guide.
You can not take this tour to visit Takayama festivals in spring and autumn as it will be too crowded and difficult to book a hotel.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up at your hotel in Tokyo
What‘s not included
The following costs of you and the guide: 1.transportation fee ( about 27,000 JPY ), 2.lunch ( from 1,000 JYP ), 3.dinner ( from 2,000 JPY without a drink ), 4.bus tour ticke ( 4,400 JPY ), 5.entrance fee ( see each fee at the hight light ), 6.hotel room charge ( from 9,000 JPY per person )
Meeting Point
At your hotel lobby
Ending Point
AT your hotel
Duration
2 days
Starting time
08:30 AM
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we find a hote at Takayama?

I will book the same hotel for you and me near to Takayama station.

Can we use JR pass?

Yes, but please pay the transportation cost of the guide which is about 27,000 JPY.

What do we eat for lunch?

On the first day, we will eat a lunch box (Ekiben) with about 1,000 JPY in a train. On the second day, we will have a light meal near Takayama station with about 1,000 JPY.

What do we eat for dinner?

It is optional but I can take you to a local restaurant near the hotel which costs from 2,000 JPY without a drink.

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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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.

About Yuki


Licensed Guide

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  • English ( License )

I've got the license of tour guide in English in 2013. Since then I attended a volunteer group which is providing a tour in the Imperial Palace East Gardens that used to be Edo castle. I guided more than fifty times in the garden as a volunteer and have deep knowledge of Japanese history and culture.
I was born and grew up in Yokohama and I visited many places with my family. I used to work in Tokyo for more than 20 years. I have more than 20 tours to Hakone and Lake Kawaguchi and have been improving my tour. Therefore, I am sure that I can provide you the most impressive tour around Tokyo. It will be my great pleasure to help you to enjoy your stay in Japan. See you in my tours!! read more


Reviews ( 90 )

Excellent
1 week ago |   by Bride

“ Excellent tour ”

Yuki provided us with a wonderful 4 hour tour. We started with a bird's eye view of Tokyo from the world trade center building, then headed to nearby shrine. Afterwards, we toured the Meiji Jingo shrine. Yuki taught us about Shoguns, Emperor rule, Buddhism and Shinto. He was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We would tour with Yuki again, without question.

Excellent
1 month ago |   by Janisah

“ Great experience ”

Mr. Yuki was very accommodating to our requests and was very informative and helpful all throughout our tour!

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Susan

“ Half day tour of Tokyo ”

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with Yuki, visiting the famous fish market and the Imperial palace gardens. Yuki was first class, knowledgeable, competent and his English language skills excellent. Thank you for helping to make our one day in Tokyo memorable.

Excellent
2 months ago |   by Bill

“ Day trip to Kamakura from Tokyo ”

Four of us had a fantastic day touring the sights of Kamakura. Yuki met us at our hotel and that helped streamline our day so we didn’t have to figure out navigating through the train stations. Yuki was very informative in regards to the history at the sights we visited. I would highly recommend Yuki as a tour guide as our day was fun and full of Japanese history. Excellent day tour with Yuki from Tokyo to Kamakura.

Very Good
2 months ago |   by Kenji

“ Very knowledgeable ”

Yuki took us through Tsukiji Fish Market at 10:00 am. Had lots of knowledge of the fish and the operation . Would use him again.

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