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Two days Door to D Tour of Takayama, Shirakawa-Go from Tokyo

2 days
up to 5 people
English ( Business )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

On the first day, we will take Shinkansen and JR express from Tokyo to Takayama where we will visit a shopping street with many traditional houses and stay at a hotel.On the second day, we will take a half day bus tour for foreigners to Shirakawago and return to Tokyo by trains in the evening.Please pay the transportation and lodging costs of you and the guide in addition to the guide fee.


Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuki.

  • {1st Day}
  • 8:00 AM Hotel pick-up in Tokyo (This pick-up time depends on where you stay.)
  • 8:50-10:31 Tokyo to Nagoya by the Shinkansen
  • 10:48-13:10 Nagano to Takayama by Wide view Express Train (Lunch Box about 1,000 JPY)
  • 13:10-13:30 Hotel check-in
  • 14:00-17:00 Walking around a shopping street with traditional houses in Takayama for about 3 hours
  • 1A. Takayama Festival Float Museum ( optional: 900 JPY )
  • 1B. Takayama Jinya Checkpoint ( optional: 430 JPY )
  • 18:00-20:00 Dinner (You must taste Hida Beef! from 2,000 JPY)
  • Stay at the Hotel in Takayama
  • {2nd Day}
  • 7:00-7:30 Breakfast at the Hotel
  • 8:00-12:00 Taking a bus tour for foreigners to Shirakawago and freely walking around there for 1.5 hour. (4,500 JPY )
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch (about 1,000 JPY for Takayama Ramen or Hida Noodle)
  • 13:15-14:47 Takayama to Toyama by the Shinkansen
  • 15:10-17:52 Toyama to Tokyo by the Shinkansen
  • 18:30 Return to your Hotel in Tokyo (Depends on where you stay.)

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What to Expect

You can explore the most popular local area in Japan which is difficult to cover in ordinary travels.
Takayama used to be an important checkpoint in Edo period and many traditional houses are restored as shops of the local products.
You can look for special souvenirs and try some Japanese sake & Hida beef.
Shirakawago is a famous world heritage where many Gasho style houses are maintained as a village.
You can look around the village efficiently by taking the bus tour from Takayama.

Departure & Return

Depart From Tokyo
Starting time 08:00 AM
Meeting Point At your hotel lobby
Ending Point AT your hotel

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee
Hotel pick-up at your hotel in Tokyo

What‘s not included

The following costs per adult in JPY of you and the guide: 1. Transportation fee (about 27,000) 2 Lunch (from 1,000) 3. Dinner (from 2,000 without a drink) 4. Bus tour ticket (4,500) 5. Entrance fee (see each fee at the highlights) 6. Hotel room charge (from 9,000)


Not available on Mondays.

Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.

You have to pay the transportation and lodging costs of you and the guide which is about 40,000 JPY per person in addition to the guide fee.
You can't use the JR pass for this tour as I can't book all your trains with me at least one week before the tour.
You can't take this tour to visit Takayama festivals in spring and autumn as it will be too crowded and difficult to book a hotel.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we find a hote at Takayama?

I will book the same hotel for you and me near to Takayama station.

Can we use JR pass?

No, you can't because I can't reserve our seats on the Shinkansen and the express train before the tour if you want to use the JR Pass.

What do we eat for lunch?

On the first day, we will eat a lunch box (Ekiben) with about 1,000 JPY in a train. On the second day, we will have a light meal near Takayama station with about 1,000 JPY.

What do we eat for dinner?

It is optional but I can take you to a local restaurant near the hotel which costs from 2,000 JPY without a drink.

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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Reviews ( 269 )
4.7 (269) Reviews
Very Good
Debbie Debbie United States ( Family )
1 month ago

“ Two great days in Tokyo ”

We are so grateful for two amazing days in Tokyo. We saw SO MUCH that we could not have managed by ourselves especially with the complicated subways! Yuki took us to so amazing spots that we could not have known about or seen so quickly in two days.


Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy if you enjoyed it. Please give my best regards to Dave, too. Yuki

Andrew Andrew Australia ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Kyoto be Tokyo ”

An awesome day in Kyoto followed by some Tokyo highlights .. Yuki was an awesome guide - very knowledgeable, knew the best restaurants, public transport system, Japanese history and culture .. we enjoyed an awesome 2 days with him :) Thanks !


Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking my tours. I was very much upset when I found that we were waiting at different places. But we met just before the departure of the Shinkansen and saw Mt. Fuji from the window of the train. We delayed for the tea ceremony in Kyoto, but you made it through and arrived Kinkaku-Ji temple before the sun set. It was a memorable tour for me, too. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

John John Australia ( Family with kids )
2 months ago

“ Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Gardens and Senso-Ji temple ”

We had an excellent day with Yuki. He was very well organised and prepared a very nice full day itinerary for our family. He organised Passmo travel passes for us all and navigated us around the Tokyo metro and rail network with ease. We visited Meiji Shrine, Imperial Palace Gardens and Senso-Ji temple. As a special treat for our girls (8 and 10 yo) he took us to a Owl cafe where we could have a hot coffee and the girls could get up close to owls, lizards, meerkats, chinchillas, hedgehogs and other animals. We also went to a Udon noodle restaurant for lunch - once again an excellent choice from Yuki. We had a great day and learned a lot at the same time as Yuki was very knowledgeable on everywhere we visited. Thank you Yuki - we really enjoyed our time with you today.


Dear John, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. Everything went well and I was very happy to see you enjoy the places I took you. Please have a nice vocation in Japan. Yuki

Lori Lori United States ( Couple )
2 months ago

“ Up close and personal Hakone ”

Yukie was an awesome guide taking us to Hakone from our Hotel in Tokyo. He was smart and very personal. I would highly recommend Yuki!


Dear Lori, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy that you have enjoyed my Hakone tour. Best regards, Yuki

Karin Karin Singapore ( Family )
2 months ago

“ Hakone region Nature guide not necessary ”

The weather was unpredictable but we would, as a result, have appreciated the guide to have been more flexible and client responsive. Information lacking on geology of the region, artists and architect of the Picasso museum. I have no doubt the guide will be of more value for a city tour!


Dear Karin, Thank you for taking my tour. I did my best to make the tour enjoyable for all of you, but it did not work on the day in Hakone. Best regards, Yuki

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