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UNESCO World Heritage site Gokayama & Shirakawago tour

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

Highlights

  • 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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Price up to 15 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Overview

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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Takashi Licensed Guide
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Highlights

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

Important

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

Itinerary
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
Duration
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 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.
Reviews ( 9 )
Very Good
2 months ago |   by Minal

“ 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.

Very Good
3 months ago |   by Joop

“ 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.

Excellent
8 months ago |   by PETER

“ Wonderful tour and pleasant time together ”

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

Excellent
9 months ago |   by Kellie

“ School Group Kanazawa Tour ”

Takashi san did a wonderful job showing an elementary school group from Australia around Kanazawa for the day. This was a group of 33 people using public transport and he was very calm and informative catering the tour to the age of the children. We would definitely recommend Takashi san for future tours.

Excellent
11 months ago |   by Alexis

“ I couldn't have asked for a better guide in Kanazawa. ”

Takeshi San was our tour guide last 2 days in Kanazawa. We hit most of the sights in Kanazawa and half day tour of Shirakawa-Ko. He communicated with me very well through email to set up the tour, and he was very punctual, and managed our time very well at all the sights in Kanazawa. His knowledge of history was impeccable. We couldn't have asked for a better guide, and we loved Kanazawa!

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