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Shirakawa-go

by Hideo
(91) Reviews
8h $ 273 Price up to 30 people

Highlights

  • Morning market in Takayama
  • Miboro Lake
  • Wada house in Shirakawa-go
  • observatory in Ogimachi Park in Shirakawa-go

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273.00 USD

Price up to 30 people
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Extras (optional)

Extra person (more than 30 people).
$ 4.55
Extra hour.
$ 9.10

What to Expect

After we walk around the morning market in Takayama, we leave for Shirakawa-go from Takayama at 10 A.M. and return to Takayama at 5 P.M. using bus. we enjoy at Shirakawa-go for 3 hours.

In Shirakawa-go, there remain about 110 thatched houses with steep raftered roofs which look like a pair of hands held togethered in prayer.
The steep roofs, inclined at 60 degrees from the horizontal, are constructed of timber bound with neso, a kind of rope made from hammered saplings of young mansaku trees.

First I would like to take you to Wada house which is the biggest house in this village and designated as a nationally important cultutral property. When you enter the house, you can see traditional Japanese architecture. Do you know what it is ?
The wide attics have two levels and were used to rear silk worms to make silk, which was the main income source of region. It was the smoke which came out from the fireplace on the first floor and was absorbed by the pillars and beams that protected the building from humidity and insect damage.

Furthermore, if it's fine, you can see the whole image of the village from the observatory in Ogimachi Park.
I can assure you that you enjoy a wonderful view of Shirakawa-go in each season.

This tour assumes that travellers start at Takayama. Please join this tour after you enjoyed the tour of "Takayama (Little Kyoto)." !!
And next day I would recommend you join my tour of "Kanazawa Golden Tour". An hour drive take you to Kanazawa from Shirakawa-go.

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Highlights

  • Morning market in Takayama
  • Miboro Lake
  • Wada house in Shirakawa-go
  • observatory in Ogimachi Park in Shirakawa-go

Important

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Thank you.

What‘s included
guide fee
What‘s not included
transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee
Depart From
Shirakawago , Gifu, Takayama
Meeting Point
at your hotel in Takayama
Ending Point
JR Takayama Station
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 30 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Could you tell us how much transportation fee and entrance fee are ?

From Takayama or Kanazawa. we use bus. The transportation fee between Takayama and Shirakawa-go on a round trip is 4,420yen. When you use bus from Takayama to Kanazawa through Shirakawa-go, the transportation fee is 3,390yen.
In Shirakawa-go, the shuttle bus fee to observatory is 400yen per person and the entrance fee is 300 yen per person.

And if you don't order me to Takayama tour, please pay my transportatipon fee 6,000yen.

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 ( 91 )
Todd Todd United States ( Friends )
Excellent
3 weeks ago

“ Full-service guide that kept our large group moving ”

Hideo was a super tour guide! We booked professional tours through the cruise ship at other destinations, and this tour was very comparable to those, at a fraction of the cost. I can highly recommend Hideo, based on this experience. I helped to organize the tour with Hideo for a group from Cruise Critic, that ended up being 25 people. Hideo consolidated all of the costs (travel, entry fees, lunch, etc) into a total fee, and Hideo took care of arranging and planning everything. He met us at the pre-arranged time on the dock and had us back to the dock on schedule. The original plan was to use local public transportation, but Hideo organized private transportation using a comfortable bus, due to the size of the group and concerns about keeping everyone together. Hideo also offer... read more

Hideo:

Hi Todd I'm very happy to receive your message. All of you kept time, so I could move ahead on the schedule. I'd like to show you the appreciation. I wish you every happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Todd.

Sandy Sandy New Zealand ( Friends )
Poor
1 month ago

“ Himeji tour ”

A group of six adults had arranged for Hideo to meet us at the ship and take us to the castle and adjoining gardens and then go on the rope way above the town. We found to our disappointment that Hideo had no interest in the group. He rarely volunteered any information, but did have some answers if we persisted with questions. One of our party was using a walkingstick and he showed no interest in her well-being, particularly in the fact that there were so many flights of steps which we had to do barefooted. At no stage did he check whether she was all right with this or whether she would have preferred to head back downstairs before reaching the top. He would walk ahead of us and not wait to see if we were all together. At one stage he took off across a busy road to make inquiri... read more

Hideo:

Dear Sandy I awfully sorry to say that I troubled you. I gave the itinerary to you when I met you, so I thought that where we would go next. First I was going to have lunch in Koukoen Garden but the restaurant was full, so temporarily I seperated to look for another restaurants but I couldn't find it. I'd like to take your point seriously and I'll make use of this experienc moving forward. Thank you, Sandy.

Ellen Ellen United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Exceptional Guide ”

Hideo was a real find. Our group of 6 engaged him to escort and guide us around Osaka, with transportation and sightseeing through Nara and three days of touring in Kyoto. We found him to be very personable and articulate. Hideo was extremely knowledgeable about each of these destinations, as well as how to navigate them and avoid the crowds. He went above and beyond to make what was a first trip to Japan for most of us to be memorable. Hideo ensured that each of our tours were comprehensive and there was very little that we did not see. We were also pleased with his dining recommendations. We would highly recommend Hideo to anyone seeking a guide and hope to one day enlist his services again.

Hideo:

Hi Ellen I'm very happy to receive your message. It was the peak season of cherry blossom viewiing, so we could enjoy beautiful cherry blosoms at Nara Todaiji Temple, and Nijo Castle, Arashiyama and Maruyama Park in Kyoto. Furhermore I ran into you at Kochi Castle because you were aboard in Celebrity Millennium Cruise ship and I guided another guests aboard in Westerdam Cruise Ship. I wish you enjoy Japan trip and every happiness. I hope to see you again. Thank you, Ellen. Best HIDEo Yoshida

Anushila Anushila United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Excellent 1-Day tour of Kyoto with Hideyoshi-san ”

As a private group of 6 individuals on a tightly scheduled vacation, we had requested an 8-hour customized itinerary that would allow us to visit the top 4 attractions in Kyoto and allow us to travel from Tokyo via Shinkansen and return the same evening. We had also requested Hideyoshi-san to arrange a private taxi/van for us as we wanted to spend more time at the sites versus navigating public transport. Thanks to some meticulous itinerary planning and excellent arrangements by Hideyoshi-san, we had a wonderful trip visiting all 4 attractions in 8 hours - Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari with plenty of time to explore each one while throwing in a sumptuous Japanese lunch in between. He was very knowledgable about each of the sites and the region, i... read more

Hideo:

Hi Anushila I'm very happy to receive your heartful message. I'm relieved that you enjoyed Japan trip and I enjoyed guiding all of you, too. I hope to see you again. Thank you. From HIDEo YOSHIda

Chris Chris United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
1 month ago

“ Hideo was a life saver! ”

We booked an afternoon tour with Hideo, but unfortunately I had an accident as our tour was to begin. Hideo went above and beyond what any guide would do, meeting us at the hospital, arranging transport and even returning the next day to help us make it onto our train on time. Words cannot express how indebted to him we are for his help. You won't find a more compassionate human to spend time with in Japan.

Hideo:

HI Chris I'm sure you recover from an injury. I'm looking forward to seeing you next time. The best of health to you. Thank you. From HIDEo YOSHIda

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