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.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Takashi.
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.
One-day guide fee and transportation fares for a tour guide.
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.
Notice time for application to this tour is until 2 weeks before your desired tour date.
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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Takashi was a very good & thoughtful guide. He provided a brochure that was waiting for us at our hotel when we checked in confirming all details. Our tour was amazing, wonderful scenery on bus to Shirakawa-go an amazing world heritage site. Then back to Kanazawa, visited Gardens, Castle & original Samuri area. So much culture & history. Takashi provided much information. Based on our experience we would thoroughly recommend Takashi's services & tour.
Dear Peter, Thank you very much for 5-star rating and wonderful comment to my guide service. It was a nice day. A cloudy and moderate temperature. I am grateful to know that you enjoyed Shirakawago-Kanazawa tour. Best regards, Takashi
On time, helpfull
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
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.
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
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
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
I spent two days with Takeshi. One day in Kanazawa and one day in takayama. He is a fine man and extremely knowledgeable.
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