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Gokayama Suganuma & Shirakawago Bus Tour

Visit picturesque farmhouses with iconic steeped roofs

  • Free Cancelation - 7 Days Notice
  • Print Voucher
  • 7 Hrs Duration
  • English
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers To Book
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Visit historic villages including two World Heritage Sites with the utmost ease on a one day bus tour
  • Explore Suganuma and Ainokura, remote farmhouse villages 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
  • Transportation, lunch, guide fees and entrance to the Minkaen Outdoor Museum are all included
Most Recent Review

  • Lai*** 2 Sep 2017
    I haven't been to the tour as I have some incident but I think this would be a good tour for everyone

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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 Suganuma and Ainokura villages, which remain as beautiful examples of local folk culture. Dine on fresh soba noodles and local tofu 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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Visit Minkaen Outdoor Museum (entrance included) and explore on your own time
This convenient bus trip is suited to any season
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Visit the less touristy Sugunuma and Ainokura
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Enjoy the convenience of a bus tour, but explore each village independently
See these beautiful steeped roof houses dotted about the countryside
Activity Information


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 1 business day. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
  • In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email
Inclusive Of

Inclusive Of:

  • Bus transportation
  • Lunch (country-style soba noodles and tofu)
  • Shirakawago Village and Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum admission
  • English speaking guide fee


  • 8:15am Takayama Nohi Bus Center Ticket Office
  • 8:30am Takayama Nohi Bus Center
  • Explore Gokayama Ainokura Village by yourself (50 min)
  • Country-style Ishiwari tofu for lunch at Shiroyama Observatory Deck, a vantage point for Shirakawago Village
  • Explore Shirakawago Village and Gasshozukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum by yourself (120 min)
  • 3:10pm Takayama Nohi Bus Center
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • There is no vegetarian menu available
  • The lunch menu is subject to change depending on the season
  • Child ticket: Age 6-12 (free for children age 5 and under)
  • 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. Also, even if the return time is greatly delayed due to road conditions or other factors, no compensation will be provided for accommodation costs, meal costs, taxi costs, or any other expense
How To Use
  • You must present a printed voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid on the specified date and time
  • Mert up time and location: 8:15am at Takayama Nohi Bus Center Ticket Office (6-65, Hanasatomachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu, 506-0026, Japan)
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (24) 4.6
  • Lai*** 2 Sep 2017
    I haven't been to the tour as I have some incident but I think this would be a good tour for everyone
  • TZU-LI* 7 Jul 2017
    Awesome ,we got a perfect experience from this tour
  • Corazo* 22 Jun 2017
    We wer not able to avail the tour because Nagoya is very far from Takayama and we can't reach the place by 8am.
  • May*** 24 May 2017
    This is my first purchase with Klook. We booked on a Gokayama & Shirakawago tour. It was hassle free when we exchanged the voucher for the actual ticket and the service staff was able to communicate in English. The tour guide spoke English well and prepared adequate information for the trip. Lunch was provided and it was so delicious. Overall the tour kept to the time schedule and it was a wonderful experience.
  • Jessic* 4 May 2017
    Our escort - Flawless time management Clear and vivid explanation Accommodating A cost effective way to visit both villages in one day It's a bit unclear about the pick up. I had to go in the bus office to find that we had to redeem the labels and tickets by presenting our confirmation slip.
  • Po*** 25 Apr 2017
    The tourist guide is nice and professional. She explained clearly accompany with diagrams such that all travelers are easy to understand. The bus is clean and comfortable. I enjoy this tour very much.
  • Sai*** 24 Feb 2017
    Interesting trip to visit Ainokura and Shirakawago villages. Beautiful and not to missed Unesco World Heritage Villages regardless of different seasons. Tour guide Yuko is knowlegeable, cheerful and kind. She made us feel very welcomed and warmth in the cold winter. Thanks for the tour.
  • Jamie*** 23 Feb 2017
    Great package. Friendly tour guide. Since we went during winter season, places were amazing in general. This is highly recommended!
  • Patric* 25 Dec 2016
    Thanks Klook for excellent customer service
  • Patric* 25 Dec 2016
    Good experience supported by klook!
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