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Gokayama Suganuma & Shirakawago Bus Tour

Visit picturesque farmhouses with iconic steeped roofs

Nagoya 30 Booked

Spend a day in the Japanese countryside exploring the beautifully preserved villages of the Gokayama region - famed for their steeped roof farmhouses

  • 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
What We Love:

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.

Activity Details

7 Hours


Min 1

Meet Up

24 Hours

7 Days


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

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:

  • 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 expenses

How To Use

  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • Meet up point: 8:15am at Takayama Nohi Bus Center Ticket Office (6-65, Hanasatomachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu, 506-0026, Japan)


  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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