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Two days Door to Door Tour of Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-Go from Tokyo

2 days
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)

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}
  • Hotel pick-up in Tokyo
  • 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 )
  • 2A. Visiting one of the Gossho style house (optional: 300 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
  • Return to your Hotel in Tokyo

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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?

Yes, but please pay the transportation cost of the guide which is about 27,000 JPY.

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 ( 258 )
4.7 (258) Reviews
Very Good
Margaret Margaret Australia ( Couple )
Very Good
1 week ago


Yuki is a good guide with very good English. He set a very fast walking pace in the heat and at times it became an effort to keep up with him getting to the Hie and Meiji shrines as we are "older" tourists; he had excellent knowledge/experience to quickly access trains. We lingered thankfully at the interesting Nezu Museum with its beautiful garden.


Dear Margaret, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. I am very glad you have enjoyed the places. Best regards, Yuki

 Natai United States ( Family )
1 week ago

“ A wonderful host. ”

Yuki was wonderful at communicating in advance to gain the details of our desired destinations allowing him to plan an efficient itinerary. All with relatively short notice. He was punctual, courteous, knowledgeable, and a truly wonderful host for my daughter and I, whom only speak English, around Tokyo.


Dear Katai, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. I am very happy that you have enjoyed my tour with your daughter. It was a wonderful weather and the Ramen was the best I have ever eaten. Please enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Yuki

Esteban Esteban Philippines ( Family )
2 weeks ago

“ Excellent guide ”

English proficient patient and very helpful. Highly recommended


Dear Esteban, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. Sorry for the poor weather but we are comfortable with your chartered car. The tempura of prawn was delicious. Best regards, Yuki

Peter Peter United States ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Very Personalized ”

Yuki was extremely efficient and knowledgeable. It was raining all the day of our tour but a Yuki made it enjoyable by changing the itinerary to suit the weather. However we still did most of the things we wanted including a shopping visit to pick out a good value kimono our daughter wanted. Very highly recommended guide. Thank you Yuki! Peter


Dear Peter, Thank you for taking my tour of Tokyo. We visited Meiji Shrine without entering the main shrine as it rained hard. Instead, we stayed inside its new museum just started one month ago. Although there are not enough exhibits, we had a comfortable time in the new building. Then we went to Samurai Museum instead of a garden and to my favorite souvenir shop in Omotesando where you bought a couple of Kimonos for your family. I was very glad to spend the rainy day without getting bored. Best regards, Yuki

Keith Keith Australia ( Couple )
3 weeks ago

“ Two Days in Yokyo with Yuki ”

We were greeted 10 minutes early by Yuki in our Hotel Foyer with clear signage and a Big Smile After our greeting Yuki spent a couple of minutes explaining our day ahead, and asking if all was OK with ourselves which was very important. Yuki was a great guide giving us plenty of time as we requested for photo shooting and explained all as we travelled around Tokyo, his knowledge of the train stations was great as one would get very confused quickly by the many trains going almost none stop in all directions We spent two very enjoyable days with Yuki seeing all we requested and learnt a lot about Japan's history, culture, life style and much more. We would highly recommend Yuki for your Tour around this very Great City Thanks Yuki you fulfilled all our expectations, your knowledge, a... read more

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