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UNESCO World Heritage site Gokayama & Shirakawago tour

by Takashi
(15) Reviews
8h $ 319 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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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 60 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 a highway bus for Shirakawago at Kanazawa bus station, visit Gokayama Suganuma and Shirakawago
3:10pm: board on a highway bus for Kanazawa
4:35pm: 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 1,600 yen, Suganuma - Shirakawago 860 yen, Shirakawago - Kanazawa 2,000 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 for a tour guide.
Depart From
Gifu , Ishikawa, Shirakawago
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 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 ( 15 )
Mrs. Oey Dwi Mrs. Indonesia ( Family )
Very Good
1 month ago

“ Recommended guide tour ”

On time, helpfull

Takashi:

Dear Mrs. Thank you for a high evaluation to my guide service. We started the tour behind schedule because of your unsuccessful booking of train seats. So, I had to cancell seats of a highway bus originally booked. Seats of all highway bus after original one were all booked by other passengers. So, we took alternative route from Shin-Takaoka to Shirakawago and Takayama. We were lucky that we were able to vist both Shirakawago and Takayama as we planned. It was cold, cloudy and sometimes snowy day. Thank you again. Kind regards, Takashi

Rebecca Rebecca United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 months ago

“ Good day in Shirakawago and Kanazawa ”

We had a very pleasant at day with Takashi San in Shirakawago and Kanazawa. Takashi San is very knowledgeable about the areas and we were able to see a lot that day. There were so much to see and do and since we took a long time at the gold leaf embellishment experience, we ended up running out of time and not able to see the Kanazawa castle. I think squeezing both Shirakawago and Kanazawa into one day is okay if you don’t go for the gold leaf embellishment experience, otherwise splitting them into two days would be more doable and relaxing. Overall it was a very nice day and thank you again to Takashi San for his time and patience.

Takashi:

Dear Rebecca, Thank you very much for high evaluation on my guide service. We visited Shirakawago in the morning, and Kanazawa in the afternoon. It was a snowy day. We were lucky that there were no traffic delay. I am sorry that we didn't have enough time for Kanazawa tour. Thank you very much for your precious advice on the tour itinerary. Best rgards, Takashi

Elaine Elaine United Kingdom ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Lovely gentleman ”

Full of grace and charm with a thorough knowledge of his city we had a very good tour and he kept us excited about all we saw Thank you

Takashi:

Dear Elaine, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my guide service. We met at Tsuzumi-Mon Gate of Kanazawa station at 10:00AM. It was drizzling in the beginning, but later it became cloudy. We walked a lot to visit many sightseeing spots. We encountered many overseas tourists at Sakuda Gold Leaf Workshop. I am really happy to know that you and your husband enjoyed Kanazawa tour.Best regards, Takashi

ken Ken United States ( Solo )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Kanazawa and Takayama ”

I spent two days with Takeshi. One day in Kanazawa and one day in takayama. He is a fine man and extremely knowledgeable.

Takashi:

Dear Ken, Thank you very much for 5-star rating to my tour guide services. it was a hot and a fine day in Takayama on October 9th. We enjoyed puppet performance at Hatshiman shrine. It was Takayama autimn festival. We visited Kenrokuen garden and many other places in Kanazawa on Oct 11th. I am very much impressed with your friendly attitude not only toward me but also toward people we encountered during the tours..Best regards, Takshi

Joyce Joyce United States ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months 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.

Takashi:

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

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