8h $ 294 up to 15 people
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UNESCO World Heritage site Gokayama & Shirakawago tour

by Takashi
(7) Reviews
8h $ 294 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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293.70 USD

total price for 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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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

City Gifu

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 2 to 15
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.

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.

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.

Organized by Takashi


National Certified Guide

(7) Reviews

Contact Takashi
Response Time 5 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

I was born and brought up in Kanazawa, and live in Kanazawa. So,I know every corner of this town. I am a national licensed tour guide. I started operating tour guide business in 2004 after retired from the local government office. I enjoyed hobbies when I found my spare time. In my twenties and thirties, I walked along many peaks of Northern Japan Alps during the summer mountain season. I travelled many places domestic and abroad. I also enjoyed skiing while I was in my forties and fifties. I have offered tour guides to over 1,000 tourists since I started tour guiding. I explain local history and culture, religion, traditional arts and crafts, and food, etc. I try my best to have customers' satisfaction, and make your tours enjoyable and memorable.Hokuriku Shinkansen bullet trains started operating between Tokyo and Kanazawa on March 14, 2015. It takes about 2 and half hours. You will be able to make one-day tour to Kanazawa from Tokyo. I look forward to having your application. read more


Reviews ( 7 )

4 weeks 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.

1 month 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.

3 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!

3 months ago |   by Bernard

“ Wonderful two days touring. ”

Dear Takeshi. My wife and I can not thank you enough for the memorable two days together. You attended to every detail and had so much knowledge and did not miss showing us a thing. You were well prepared and truly wonderful. Thank you again. We would highly recommend you.

8 months ago |   by Alan

“ Great half day tours of Kanazawa and Shirakawa-go ”

Very extremely knowledgeable and patient tour guide. Packed the two half day tours as much as he could while accommodating our little 5 year old. Omicho market and Kenroku-en Garden were very interesting at Kanazawa. Shirakawa-go was beautiful in winter - the gassho style farmhouses showed why the architecture was such in heavy snow.

9 months ago |   by William

“ A enjoyable day in Kanazawa ”

Takeshi is very friendly ,well prepared and very informative. The one day tour in Kanazawa coverd the most of sightseeings without rushing around in a beautiful day. Learning the making of the "gold leaf" , touring Higashi Chaya district,castle, garden and contemporary museum are all memorable, even the lunch at omi-cho market is very enjoyable. The sightseeings in Kanazawa are easyly accessible by the loop bus.

10 months ago |   by Matthew

“ Extremely informative and accommodating guide! ”

Throughout my travels in Japan I had 3 different guides and Takashi was by far the best! He knew everything about the subject matter as well as had answers for our many questions about geography, demographics, culture etc. Next I am back I will definitely look Takashi up for another great time.

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