A Day in Shirakawa Village and Takayama

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Explore the historical sites of Gifu Prefecture in a day

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  • Conditional Cancelation*
  • Print Voucher
  • 14 Hrs Duration
  • English / Japanese
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Visit Shirakawa Village during winter and be mesmerized by the beauty of snow capped traditional houses this UNESCO world heritage site is so famous for
  • Explore Takayama, a city buried in the mountainous Hida region, known for its beautifully preserved old town
  • Savour a delicious and tasty buffet of over 40 dishes for lunch
  • Stay informed and connected with free WiFi on the bus, maps and brouchures in both English and Chinese
Most Recent Review

  • 17 Oct 2018
    Just bring your voucher to the meitetsu center on your chosen date, you will be given a pass and that’s it. The tour is great; it is not very tiring and there are small stops for some call of nature breaks hehe The takayama small street is great place with lots of good food you can try! In shirakawa go, the place is so wonderful, peaceful! You can spend hour and hours walking through the whole village. I highly recommend this trip if you have a day to spare when you are in nagoya. Although there is no english tour the staff is quite helpful and very accomodating; the bus also showed videos wjere you can watch about the town you will visit. :)

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  • Day Tour

    Package Details

    Departure during 13 Jan to 26 Mar

    Inclusive Of:

    • Lunch buffet
    • Shirakawa-go admission ticket
    • Free WiFi and charging ports on the bus
    • Tourist map and brochure (CN/EN)
    • English speaking staff for basic information
    • Japanese speaking guide
    • Roundtrip bus transfers

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Shirakawa-go Light Up admission

    US$ 71.35

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    Package Details

    Departure during 13 Jan to 26 Mar

    Inclusive Of:

    • Lunch buffet
    • Shirakawa-go admission ticket
    • Free WiFi and charging ports on the bus
    • Tourist map and brochure (CN/EN)
    • English speaking staff for basic information
    • Japanese speaking guide
    • Roundtrip bus transfers

    Not Inclusive Of:

    • Shirakawa-go Light Up admission
What To Expect

Begin your winter adventure in Nagoya where, after redeeming your printed voucher for a bus pass, you'll depart from Meitetsu Bus Center for the scenic two hour journey to Takayama. Explore the old towns and rural elements of this historic district by yourselves before rejoining the group for a lunch buffet featuring over 40 different dishes in downtown Takayama. After lunch, you will depart for Shirakawa Village, a quaint Japanese village with traditional houses still standing to this day. You will spend 80 minutes touring around this beautiful site before leaving for Nagoya Station where you will be dropped off. Guide services are only provided in Japanese whilst English speakers will receive information booklets in English. This tour is best recommended for the easy and convenient transport, delicious buffet lunch and outstanding destinations that speak for themselves.

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Spend time threading between these traditional wooden houses in Shirakawa Village
shirakawa village nagoya
Spend time threading between these traditional wooden houses in Shirakawa Village
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Stroll through the old town of Takayama to get a vintage vibe of the Japanese culture
shirakawa village nagoya
Spend time threading between these traditional wooden houses in Shirakawa Village
Activity Information
Confirmation

Confirmation:

  • 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
Itinerary

Itinerary:

  • 8:00am meet on the 4F of Meitetsu Bus Center (about 20 minutes)
  • 11:30am visit Takayama Historic District
  • 1:00pm lunch buffet in downtown Takayama
  • 2:00pm depart for Shirakawa Village
  • 3:00pm 80 minutes at Shirakawa Village
  • 4:20pm depart from Shirakawa Village
  • 7:10pm arrive at Nagoya Station
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Please wear comfortable shoes and warm winter clothes
  • Shirakawa Observatory will be closed from 1 Dec 2018 to 31 Mar 2019 due to snow cover
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Child ticket: Age 2-11
  • Children aged 0-1 are not allowed to participate in this activity
  • Visitors aged 2-19 are not allowed to participate alone, unless accompanied by adults aged 20+
  • All seats are assigned and foreign vistors may be placed in the back seats due to language services being provided in Japanese
  • The tour will be conducted with Japanese tourists on board and introductions will be delivered in Japanese
  • Foreign vistors will be given an English and Chinese language brochure
  • There will be English speaking staff to provide basic information such as meet up spots and travel times
  • No Chinese services are available
How To Use
  • You must present a printed voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on date and time specified
  • Please redeem for the physical bus ticket on 4F of Meitetsu Bus Center

Meet Up Time and Location:

  • 8:00am on 4F of Meitetsu Bus Center
Meitetsu Bus Center
  • Address: 〒450-0002 Aichi-ken, Nagoya-shi, Nakamura-ku, Meieki, 1 Chome−1
  • Opening hours: 6:40am-11:10pm

How To Get There:

  • From Meitetsu Nagoya Station: Exit Meitetsu Nagoya Station by the Central gate (underground). Walk south about 50 m and take the escalator in front of 'Nana-chan,' the huge mannequin, to get to the Meitetsu Bus Center entrance. Use the escalator to get to the highway bus platform on the third floor
  • From JR Nagoya Station (Hirokoji Exit): Exit JR Nagoya Station (Hirokoji Exit), turn right and walk about 50m along the back side of Meitetsu Department Store. Take the stairs at the West Exit of Meitetsu Bus Center. Go to the East Exit when using the escalator
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 14 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (740) 4.6
  • JACLYN 17 Oct 2018
    Just bring your voucher to the meitetsu center on your chosen date, you will be given a pass and that’s it. The tour is great; it is not very tiring and there are small stops for some call of nature breaks hehe The takayama small street is great place with lots of good food you can try! In shirakawa go, the place is so wonderful, peaceful! You can spend hour and hours walking through the whole village. I highly recommend this trip if you have a day to spare when you are in nagoya. Although there is no english tour the staff is quite helpful and very accomodating; the bus also showed videos wjere you can watch about the town you will visit. :)
  • Maria 15 Oct 2018
    Book this tour you want a convenient and hassle-free visit in the Gifu area. Our tour guides Tomoyo & Hiro and the driver are friendly and professional. Lunch is a buffet at a hotel - food is average (not bad) though the restaurant can be crowded with all the tourists from several tour groups. Also just manage your expectations that the free time in the actual locations like Takayama, Shirakawago and lunchtime is quite limited, around 1 to 1.5 hours each. But other than that, this is a recommended tour. Great experience overall.
  • Yu Yi 15 Oct 2018
    It was easy to find the location of the tour bus, and it was a local tour with English translation. Overall, it was a good experience.
  • Pei Shan 14 Oct 2018
    The tour is a great option for us as the Takayama rail line is affected by the floods in July. The tour is convenient and a English guide accompanied the tour and provided translation and advice. enjoyed it. Would reccommend for a fuss free visit to Takayama and Shirokawa-go.
  • Stanley 14 Oct 2018
    Generous spread of food at the lunch buffet, but quality was average. English-speaking staff was positioned at the back of the bus along with everyone else who don’t converse in Japanese. Overall pleasant experience.
  • Iris Camille 11 Oct 2018
    Meeting place was very easy to locate and bus left just right on time.Enjoyed our free time in Takayama and had a sumptuos lunch buffet.The trip was well organized and worth every penny although Shirakawago would be so much better during autumn or winter:)Highly Recommended!!!!
  • Chooi Wan 11 Oct 2018
    Amazing. If not because of the raining day, the trip will be even enjoyable.
  • Olivia Mae 8 Oct 2018
    It was all worth it! I thought that we are going to have difficulty understanding the tour becauae it was a tour designed for Japanese tourists but the English tour guide that they had was very helpful and we enjoyed Takayama and Shirakawago. The tour is budget friendly.
  • Rosemarie 2 Oct 2018
    i am delighted with the tour guide because shes friendly and helpful. the tour was worth it.
  • CHOH MING 1 Oct 2018
    It was a good tour with well managed timing. There were 2 good videos shown and best efforts made by the tour guide and local translators. Weather was not the greatest as it was the day before typhoon trami but we made the best of it. Was surprised that they even provided a cup of instant coffee at the end. Superb Japanese hospitality.
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