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

  • Hazel 14 Jan 2019
    I felt I went back in time as I visited these two wonderful places in Japan. It should be part of your itinerary to visit here when you come to Nagoya. You’ll be immersed into Japan’s history such as you can see the houses, even go inside! There are even samurai swords, ninja shurikens, for sale. I’m definitely going back 😀

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  • Day Tour

    Package Details

    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$ 73.75

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    Package Details

    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
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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
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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
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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 2 business days. 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 (907) 4.6
  • Hazel 14 Jan 2019
    I felt I went back in time as I visited these two wonderful places in Japan. It should be part of your itinerary to visit here when you come to Nagoya. You’ll be immersed into Japan’s history such as you can see the houses, even go inside! There are even samurai swords, ninja shurikens, for sale. I’m definitely going back 😀
  • Neil 12 Jan 2019
    The bus ride was so relaxing, the buffet was sumptuous, lots of options, the bus crew were amazing, very concerned with the well being of their guests. Overall experience was excellent.
  • Yovita 10 Jan 2019
    It was a great trip! We didn’t have to stay long sitting on the bus as the toilet break given always in the right timing and quite a nice stop spot too. The tour guide was very informative and friendly, well spoken English! Buffet lunch was ordinary, but all the recommended foods in Takayama were fantastic!! Awesome time in the Shirakawago village as we were given a free pass to one of the houses! Overall it is a highly recommended day tour.
  • Wanshu 6 Jan 2019
    Loved this activity which was one of the highlights of our entire trip. The scenic view of traditional Japanese houses against the beautiful backdrop of snow dusted pine trees was breathtaking.
  • Patricia 2 Jan 2019
    Loved the tour! Would have loved it more if only we were able to spend more time in Shirakawago (or maybe we just spent so much time taking photos in one spot). 😁 Staff were also great and package includes lunch buffet so this is real value for money.
  • Albert 29 Dec 2018
    Very Good tour and value of money as it comes with lunch buffet. Tour Guide is so sweet and helpful!
  • Wai ying 28 Dec 2018
    Good. But no snow in 白川鄉 as it was raining. The tour guide are good and polite.
  • Emma 28 Dec 2018
    Great tour. Very thoughtful and good value for tour with buffet.
  • Clement Lu Lu 26 Dec 2018
    It was a packed day but worth it. Great but short trip.
  • Joshua Calvin 23 Dec 2018
    Great experience! Takayama was paced okay. Buffet was a delight. Shirakawa-go had a fair amount of time, but it still felt too short. Recommending one more hour hahaha
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