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Takayama and Shirakawa-go private full day tour


Takayama
8 hours
up to 4 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

Start you day with morning market, one of the 3 largest markets in Japan. Take a walk in the old town, which has been preserved from 300 years ago. In the afternoon, you will trip to Shirakawago, famous for its traditional thatched roof farmhouses which is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage site.

Itinerary

Feel free to personalize this offer with Mika.

  • Morning Market along the Miyagawa River
  • Old town of Takayama
  • Sake tasting at sake brewaries
  • Shirakawa-go, thatched roof architectural houses

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What to Expect

You will experience the most popular places in Hida Takayama area in a day! Feel free to request anything if you have something to do during the day. I would be happy to be flexible to arrange for you to make your unforgettable experience!

Departure & Return

Starting time 08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At you hotel lobby
Ending Point At your hotel lobby

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee, hotel pick up in the central part in Takayama

What‘s not included

transportation fee(you and guide) about 5,000 JPY
entrance fee (300 to 1000 JPY depending on spots)
lunch, dinner

Important

I will guide in Ishikawa, Aichi area if you are ok to pay my transportation fee. In the case that I need to stay a night prior, please note that the hotel cost is need to be paid by customers. For Kanazawa, it is about 8,000yen for the transportation cost. For Aichi or Nagano, it costs around 6500yen depending where we go.

Transportation will be by public bus. The bus cost between Takayama and Shirakawa-go(4,420yen for round trip) is not included in the guide fee. Your are expected to pay your guide's transportation as well.

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

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 ( 7 )
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Nicole Nicole Switzerland ( Friends )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Nice walk through Takayama ”

It was a great experience! Mika picked us up at the hotel and after a short introduction to our tour, we went through the city of Takayama, including some tasty food and ended with a view of a sake brewery (which doesn't offer tours, but Mika booked us in and gave us a tour herself). Thank you from our whole group! We definitely recommend her to everyone looking for a good time in Takayama.

Mika:

Thank you so much for this great comment, Nicole! Thank you very much for choosing me as your guide in Japan. I'm glad that you enjoyed the morning market and sake brewery tour with tasting! I also enjoyed talking with you!! Hopefully see you when you come back to Japan:-)

Marc Marc Belgium ( Couple )
Excellent
11 months ago

“ enjoyable guide ”

We enjoyed the company of Mika as she was always joyfull and she Always put a smile on our face.

Judith Judith Singapore ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ The best kinds of tours are ones with local guides! ”

Mika met me in the lobby of my ryokan and I was immediately taken by her cheerful disposition and great command of English. She took me on a stroll around Takayama and showed me all the local spots and introduced me to her friends we met along the way. Mika is very knowledgeable about the area and brought me to Sanmachi where I managed to get amazing shots of the area without anyone else in it due to our early start. (the best ever!) Mika also obliged my selfish request of taking me to temples and shrines to obtain goshuins, and along the way taught me how to identify shrines from temples. Shortly after we moved on to Shirakawa-go where she brought me to what she personally felt was the best soba restaurant in Shirakawa-go. (I felt so spoiled!) Mika's a wealth of knowledge and she answered... read more

Anita Anita Switzerland ( Family )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Lots of Insights ”

We spend one day with Mika, in and around Takayama. She picked us up at our Ryokan and then we went to the morning market in Takayama, where local farmers and producers told us about their products. We loved it. Later went for a stroll through the village and had a wonderful lunch with local food at a traditional restaurant, before spending the afternoon in nearby Shirakawa-go. Mika is a very knowledgable guide who speaks excellent English. The day was a lot of fun, and we learned a lot about living in Japan (not just in Takayama), through the interesting conversations with Mika.

Concepcion Concepcion Philippines ( Family )
Very Good
1 year ago

“ Trip to Shirakawa-go April 24, 2018 ”

Our trip to Shirakawa-go with Mika was very rewarding. It was our second trip there with my husband. Since it was the first time for four members of my family, my husband and I decided to have a private tour, Triplelights highly recommended Mika to be our guide. Mika gave us a tour that was so enjoyable specially with her good command of the English language. Inspite of the bad weather that day, it did not matter to us because she even showed us her “secret place” a beautiful spot away from the crowd where we had pictures taken. Lastly, she brought us to a special place to have lunch which served good buckwheat soba. An experience we never had before. By the time she brought us back to our ship in Kanazawa Port, we felt we gained a good friend in the person of Mika. Sincerely, Connie R... read more

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