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Two days Exploration to Hida Takayama and Shirakawago from Tokyo


Gifu
2 days
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuki.

  • 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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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.

Departure & Return

Depart From Tokyo
Starting time 08:30 AM
Meeting Point At your hotel lobby
Ending Point AT your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick-up at your hotel in Tokyo

What‘s not included

The following costs per adult in JPY of you and the guide: 1. Transportation fee (about 27,000) 2 Lunch (from 1,000) 3. Dinner (from 2,000 without a drink) 4. Bus tour ticket (4,400) 5. Entrance fee (see each fee at the highlights) 6. Hotel room charge (from 9,000)

Important

Not available on Mondays.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
The wholesale area of Tsukiji moved to Toyosu on October 11th, 2018 but its outer market stays at Tsukiji where we can enjoy good sushi and delicious Japanese foods.
I have a one day tour to Kyoto from Tokyo, but you have to pay the cost of about 30,000 JPY per person for the transportation of you and me.

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.

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

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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Steven Steven United States ( Family )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ Great trip with really good guy ”

Yuki was very punctual, Informative, and wonderful to spend a day with in Kamakura. This was my first visit to Japan and to have someone for at least a day by our side showing us around was more than just a tour but great exposure to how things worked. Taught us about the shrines and temples as there is an etiquette that you need to know that brings life and respect to the places you visit as we would be visiting a lot during our week. Great to start with someone who knows first hand. Yuki has a clear English skills and very easy to speak with. Such a well spent and wonderful day. My wife was not the easiest to walk around with as she walks with a cane and Yuki was understanding and patient. I used my time to ask him about various things even unrelated to the tour and he was super h... read more

Yuki:

Dear Steven, Thank you for taking my tour. Kamakura is my favorite place with many old temples and shrines and not so crowded compared with other sightseeing spots. I am glad you made your trip to Kyoto just after the Typhoon 15 hit Tokyo area with serious distraction. Best regards, Yuki

Paul Paul Australia ( Couple )
Excellent
1 day ago

“ our first day in tokyo ”

we had a great day with yuki . he helped us master the subways, conquer culinary conundrums and gave us the confidence we need to take it from here . thanks yuki - a lovely day !

Yuki:

Dear Paul, Thank you for taking my Tokyo tour. I was my great pleasure to help you to enjoy our country. I will study more to help those who come to Japan for the Rugby World Cup. Best regards, Yuki

JOHN JOHN United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Fantastic tour ”

My wife and I decided to take a Tokyo tour on our first day in Tokyo and we are so lucky to have selected Yuki. Yuki was very knowledgeable and friendly. We both learned so mich more than we would have if we tried to take the tours on our own we highly recommend him.

Yuki:

Dear John, Thank you for taking my tour. We walked a lot, but you are not too tired. Tsukiji is my favorite place for sushi lunch. Please enjoy your long stay in Japan. Yuki

Clifford Clifford United States ( Couple )
Excellent
1 week ago

“ Kamakura Tour with Yuki ”

Yuki is very professional, friendly, punctual, and efficient in guiding us to the destinations on his tour. He explained enthusiastically about the Buddhist beliefs, the many temples & Buddhas at Kamakura. He is highly recommended as a tour guide!!

Yuki:

Dear Clifford, Thank you for taking my tour. Kamakura is my favorite place with many old temples. Best regards, Yuki

Maridel Maridel United States ( Couple )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Tokyo Highlights Tour ”

Yuki is a total treasure!!!! He took us to the very best places, Meiji Temple, the Imperial Palace Garden and The Senso Shrine, customized to our needs and pace. We even had time to stop and enjoy a wonderful gin fizz at the Palace Hotel, and a delicious tempura lunch at one of his favorite local spots. Yuki is very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Japanese history - such a lovely experience I shall never forget. Thank you so much, Yuki, for sharing your day and your culture with us!!! The Gutierrez from Miami, Fl USA

Yuki:

Dear Maridel, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. I have picked up several guests at Palace Hotel but I have never entered the Bar at the hotel. It was a very unique tour, but it was a very good experience for me, too. I hope you will come back to Japan in a different season. Best regards, Yuki

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