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 Shirakawa-Go which is a famous world heritage where many Gasho style houses are maintained as a village. My guiding fee doesn't include the transportation and lodging costs of you and the guide; about 40,000 JPY per adult.
Feel free to personalize this offer with Yuki.
I will pick you up at your hotel near the reception. (The pick-up time depends on where you stay.)
We will take the bullet train from Tokyo at 8:50AM to Nagoya. I will book our train with the seats on the Mt. Fuji view side so please pay me 27,000 JPY per adult for our round trip (you and the guide) in cash. If you want to buy our tickets at the ticket office with your credit card, we won't get good seats together as the bullet trains are busy with business trips in the morning.
We will take a local express train at Nagoya. You can enjoy the view of the Kiso river while eating your lunch on the train. (Lunch Box about 1,000 JPY)
We will check-in our hotel near Takayama station to leave our luggage.
Takayama used to be an important checkpoint in the Edo period and many traditional houses are restored as shops of the local products. We will stay in this area for about 4 hours, visiting Takayama Festival Float Museum (optional: 900 JPY) and Takayama Jinya Checkpoint (optional: 430 JPY).
You must taste Hida Beef! (from 2,000 JPY)
Shirakawa-Go is a famous world heritage where many Gasho style houses are maintained as a village. You can freely walk around there for 1.5 hours. (4,500/4,000 JPY per adult/child)
We will have Takayama Ramen or Hida Noodle. (about 1,000 JPY)
We will take a local express train to Toyama. You can enjoy the view along the Kiso river with snacks and drinks.
At Toyama station, we will change trains to take the Shinkansen to Tokyo.
End of the tour (The ending time depends on where you stay.)
Hotel pick-up at your hotel in Tokyo
The following costs per adult in JPY of you and the guide: 1. Transportation fee (about 27,000 per adult) 2. Lunch (from 1,000) 3. Dinner (from 2,000 without a drink) 4. Bus tour ticket (4,500/4,000 per adult/child) 5. Entrance fee (see each fee at the highlights) 6. Hotel room charge (from 9,000)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan has been closed to foreign travelers since 2020 March. Please ask me the availability of this tour before you book it.
My guiding fee doesn't include the transportation and lodging costs of you and the guide; about 40,000 JPY per adult.
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.
I will book the same hotel for you and me near to Takayama station.
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.
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.
It is optional but I can take you to a local restaurant near the hotel which costs from 2,000 JPY without a drink.
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
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.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
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
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
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
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
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