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Shirakawa-go


Shirakawago
8 hours
up to 30 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Itinerary

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

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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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Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point at your hotel in Takayama
Ending Point JR Takayama Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

transportation fee (you and guide), lunch, entrance fee

Important

I guide you Sapporo Furano Otaru Hakodate in Hokkaido, Aomori in Hokuriku, Miyazaki Nagasaki in Kyushu, Kochi in Shikoku. Shimane, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato, and Kochi. Please get in touch with me!!
Thank you.

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

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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Anna Anna United States ( Family )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ Great Day exploring Hiroshima and Miyajima ”

We had a wonderful time exploring Hiroshima and Miyajima. Hideo was a great guide and kept us on schedule. We loved experiencing Miyajima island it was very special and beautiful. He gave us lots of local information and insight into the area. He was able to find us a wonderful, traditional lunch. Although it was raining we had a great time exploring and learning with Hideo.

Hideo:

I'm very happy to receive your message. We had Okonomiyaki, or Japanese-styl pancake, in the Okonomiyaki village for lunch. I had a great time with you, too. I hope to see you, again. Thank you, Anna.

Regina Regina United States ( Friends )
Very Good
2 weeks ago

“ Helpful Hideo ”

Hideo was a very nice and informative guide on our fast paced one day tour of Hiroshima. He got us into one of the best spots for lunch, was very knowledgeable about the peace memorial park and we had a gorgeous afternoon with him at Miyajjima - thanks Hideo!

Hideo:

Hello Regina I'm very happy to receive your mesage. Thank you for joining my Hiroshima Tour. I'm sure you enjoy Japan trip. I hope to see you again. Thank you.

Brian Brian New Zealand ( Friends )
Excellent
2 weeks ago

“ A Sensational Day Out ”

We had Hideo as our guide for a Hiroshima Tour. We were staying at Osaka and he picked us up at our Osaka Hotel and directed us to the Shinlansen fast train by local train. This was absolutely stress free and I would recommend it. We had Hideo for close to 12 hours from our Hotel and back. This made things very easy. His English is good and he had excellent knowledge. We were a group of 8 and he was excellent in communicating with us all. We visited Miyajima Island and Itsukushima shrine on the island. He introduced us to local food and delicacies. We had a beautiful Oyster Lunch which are farmed locally. We then visited the Atomic Bomb Dome and the Peace Memorial Museum and had plenty of time to look round this area. Hideo was VERY knowledgeable about the history round this and explained... read more

Hideo:

Hello Brian I'm very happy to receive your message. We could have delicious oysters for lunch. Actually culrured oysters in Hiroshima account for 50 percent of the total production in Japan. I hope you enjoy watching the Rugby World Cup in the stadium and Japan trip. Thank you, Brian.

Larry Larry United States ( Friends )
Very Good
4 weeks ago

“ A in and full day ”

We enjoyed touring the Shihmizu area with Hideo. He was waiting for us when we got off the ship and took us to many places. Our only suggestion for the future is that because he is rather soft-spoken a microphone and speaker would be helpful as it was difficult to hear him in the back of the van. Other than that we wholeheartedly recommend him

Hideo:

Hi Larry Thank you for your point. Unfortunately the van wasn't equipped with a microphone. Next time I'll arrang the taxi with a micophone. I hope you enjoy Japan trip on Celebrity Millennium. Thank you. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

Diane Diane Japan ( Family )
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4 weeks ago

“ Kyoto day trip ”

Hideo have us a full day at Kyoto covering major sites and selected a great lunch place. He was knowledgeable about history and each site, and spoke good English. Hideo was very well organized and kept us on track to see everything. It was overly ambitious to try to cover Kyoto sites in one day as we were unable to see each site thoroughly. But we did want an overview and got that and want to return one day to learn more.

Hideo:

Hello Diane I'm very happy to receive your message. I took you from Osaka to Kyoto; Nijo Castle, Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion), and Fushimi Inari Taisha. Thank you for joining my Kyoto tour. I'm sur you enjoy Japan Trip. Best HIDEo YOSHIda

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