Gokayama Ainokura & Shirakawago Bus Tour

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Visit picturesque farmhouses with iconic steeped roofs

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  • 7 Hrs Duration
  • English
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  • Visit historic villages including two World Heritage Sites with the utmost ease on a one day bus tour
  • Explore Ainokura, a remote farmhouse village in the Gokayama region
  • Discover the steeped-roof traditional farmhouses of Shirakawago - some over 250 years old!
  • Venture into some of the area's remotest villages, away from other tourists
  • Learn about local history from your English speaking guide
Most Recent Review

  • Adelyn Yin Yin 18 Jan 2019
    Tour guide is very polite, helpful and friendly. Tour ended on time. Food was awesome and fulfilling. Thorough explanation about the two villages by the tour guide. Everything went well smoothly. Thumbs up.

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  • 1 Day Tour

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    • Bus transportation
    • Lunch
    • Shirakawago Village and Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum admission
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What To Expect

Venture deep into the Gokayama region to explore some fascinating countryside villages, known for their iconic steeped-roof gasshozukuri farmhouses. Enjoy the ease of hotel transfers and the help of an English speaking guide as you make your way into some of the region's remotest villages. This isn't your average group tour - the route is designed to aide your Japan sightseeing by taking you to some hard to reach locations, away from large tourist numbers. It's not a package tour - when you arrive at each location, you're given free time to explore by foot on your own. You'll visit the two World Heritage Sites of Shirakawago and Ainokura villages, which remain as beautiful examples of local folk culture. Dine on local cuisine for lunch overlooking the iconic steeped-roofs of Shirakawago's farmhouses and get clued up on local history with free time at the Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum.

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This convenient bus trip is suited to any season
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See these beautiful steeped roof houses dotted about the countryside
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Visit the less touristy villages of Shirakawago and Ainokura
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Enjoy the convenience of a bus tour, but explore each village independently
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Visit at any time of the year for scenic sights and explore on your own time
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Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 8:20am meet up at Takayama Nohi Bus Center Ticket Office
  • 8:30am depart from Takayama Nohi Bus Center
  • Explore Gokayama Ainokura Village by yourself (60 min)
  • Lunch at Shirakawago (Countryside Cuisine)
  • Explore Shirakawago Village and Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum by yourself (120 min)
  • 3:10pm arrive at Takayama Nohi Bus Center
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 6-12
  • Infants aged 0-5 may participate for free, but will not be provided with their own bus seats. If a child requires a seat on the bus, please book the child ticket
  • This tour will not be able to accommodate dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, allergies, etc.)
  • Please note that soba (buckwheat) noodles may be included in the lunch menu. If you are allergic to buckwheat, this tour is not recommended for you
  • The lunch menu is subject to change depending on the season
  • For safety reasons, you must always wear your seatbelt when the bus is moving
  • Participants will move as a group, so please strictly follow the meeting times when disembarking the bus
  • Please refrain from talking on the phone while on the bus
  • Please note that the amount of time spent at destinations may be shortened or the itinerary may be altered depending on road conditions and other unavoidable circumstances. No refunds or compensations will be provided regardless of the tour's delayment or for accommodation costs, meal costs, taxi costs, or any other expense
  • The tour uses a regular sightseeing bus that departs on schedule from each departure location. Please be aware that in the case that you board the wrong vehicle, no tour booking charge refunds or compensation for accommodation or other expenses during your stay in Japan will be provided
  • The outdoor museum is closed on Thursdays from Dec to Mar. It will also be closed on a Wednesday if the Thursday falls on a national holiday
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Reviews (108) 4.7
  • Adelyn Yin Yin 18 Jan 2019
    Tour guide is very polite, helpful and friendly. Tour ended on time. Food was awesome and fulfilling. Thorough explanation about the two villages by the tour guide. Everything went well smoothly. Thumbs up.
  • AI LENG 17 Jan 2019
    Luv the tour nicely organised. Beautiful Landscape and nice tour guide Ms Michiya.
  • KAI FEI 15 Jan 2019
    the UNESCO site is awesome....explanation by the tour guide is clear and informative...the staffs are very friendly...best part is when dining for lunch...we got a 2nd floor vip room...the staff automatically help us take photo....the lunch was nice also....thumb up!!!
  • Aprilia 2 Jan 2019
    The tour guide is so nice to us n very well explain everything in English. The restaurant’s location is at obsevatory n food taste is good. And the view is amazing..
  • Lok To 30 Dec 2018
    Guide was nice and helpful. Great experience! But would hope the given time in Shirakawago is longer.
  • Ting Wai Caleb 29 Dec 2018
    Very nice English speaking tour guide.
  • Kin Wah Kenneth 27 Dec 2018
    it was a pleasant journey from time management and explanatory. If the entire duration extend 1 more hour, it would be much satisfactory.
  • Siok Khoong 20 Dec 2018
    The tour was fine. Sufficient information and time given. Lunch was surprisingly good.
  • MEI HSIA 20 Dec 2018
    Tour guide is very experienced and nice. very worthy tour with lunch provided. y tour guide managed to return8 as scheduled.
  • Chee Huei 18 Dec 2018
    Nice tour with English guide and lunch. Easy to redeem the bus tickets at takayama train station.
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