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UNESCO World Heritage site Gokayama & Shirakawago tour

by Takashi
(11) Reviews
8h $ 312 Price up to 15 people


  • Suganuma Gassho farmhouse village, and visit the folk museum.
  • Shirakawago Gassho farmhouse village, and visit the lookout point and one Gassho farmhouse

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311.50 USD

Price up to 15 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior


We visit Gokayama Suganuma and Shirakawago. We use a highway bus from Kanazawa, and arrive at Gakayama. We visit folk museum ( gun powder museum ), and stroll the village. We board on a local bus, and arrive at Shirakawago. We have a lunch ,and vist observation point ,and gassho farm house.

What to Expect

Gokayama and Shirakawago villages were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995. A Gassho farmhouse is difined as a thatched farmhouse with large steep slanted roofs. The name Gassho means the gesture when people bring their hands together in prayer. The shape of the roof resembles the Gassho style.
Most Gassho farmhouses have about 200 years history. There are about 59 Gassho farmhouses in Shirakawago village and 9 in Suganuma village. These houses are still used by families for their daily lives. The tour starts from Kanazawa ,and visits Suganuma village and Shirakawago village. We disband the tour at Kanazawa in the afternoon.

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  • Suganuma Gassho farmhouse village, and visit the folk museum.
  • Shirakawago Gassho farmhouse village, and visit the lookout point and one Gassho farmhouse


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

8:40am board on a highway bus for Shirakawago at Kanazawa bus station, visit Gokayama Suganuma and Shirakawago
3:20pm board on a highway bus for Kanazawa
4:45pm arrive at Kanazawa

What‘s included
One-day guide fee and transportation fares for a tour guide.
What‘s not included
Transportation fares for customers. Lunch and entrance fees for customers are not included in the tour price.
Bus fare a person: Kanazawa - Suganuma 1,540 yen, Suganuma - Shirakawago 860 yen, Shirakawago - Kanazawa 1,850 yen Admission fee a person: Suganuma folk museum 210 yen, Shirakawago Gassho farmhouse 300 yen. Lunch is about 1,000 yen. Sorry, Please pay a lunch fora tour guide.
Depart From
Gifu , Ishikawa
Meeting Point
At your hotel lobby at Kanazawa city
Ending Point
Kanazawa station
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 15 people

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do customers need for the transportation?

Expressway bus from Kanazawa to Gokayama is 1,540 yen a person. Local bus from Gokayama to Shirakawago is 860 yen. Expressway bus from Shirakawago to Kanazawa is 1,850 yen.

The expressway buse has a seat reservation system. Who reserves a bus seat?

A guide,Takashi reserves a seat of a bus. If Takashi fails to reserve a bus seat because of full occupancy, he can't confirm the tour.

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 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 ( 11 )
Joyce Joyce United States ( Friends )
3 weeks 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.


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 )
2 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!


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
4 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.


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

Joop Joop Netherlands ( Solo )
Very Good
5 months ago

“ Experienced guide ”

We hired mr. Takashi for 4 hours to show us the highlight of Kanazawa. His English is good and he has a lot of knowledge. I can recommend him. Thanks for your guidance.


Dear Joop, Thank you very much for your nice comments on my tour guide service. It was a fine day with mild temperature in March. I am sure you enjoyed the tour. Best regards, Takashi 

PETER PETER United States ( Couple )
11 months ago

“ Wonderful tour and pleasant time together ”

Takashi is an excellent guide. He is knowledgable and it was a pleasure spending time with Takashi.


Dear Mr. Peter, Thank you very much for 5-star rating toward my guide service. We visited Sakuda gold leaf workshop, Higashi Chaya Geisha district, Nishi Chaya Geisha district and Ninja temple. I am really happy to know that you and your wife really enjoyed Kanazawa tour with me. Kind regards, Takashi

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