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

  • Nadine Leslie Sunbanun 11 Feb 2019
    Due to delays in departure, our time in Takayama was shortened from 90 mins to 60 mins. Plus due to the further delays, our time in Shirakawago was again shortened from 80 mins to 60 mins. I really wish this tour departed earlier than 8:30am.

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  • Day Tour

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    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$ 72.35

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    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 (1,007) 4.7
  • Nadine Leslie Sunbanun 11 Feb 2019
    Due to delays in departure, our time in Takayama was shortened from 90 mins to 60 mins. Plus due to the further delays, our time in Shirakawago was again shortened from 80 mins to 60 mins. I really wish this tour departed earlier than 8:30am.
  • Hui Yu 11 Feb 2019
    The tour was well organised and lunch provided was great. Takayama was gorgeous. Wished we had more time in Shirakawago.
  • Julienne 11 Feb 2019
    Be ready for a long road trip but it's worth it. Takama was buzzing with energy and the Hida beef you can buy from many shops there delivered melt-in-your mouth yumminess. Buffet lunch at the hotel provided lots of options. The best part of course was experiencing winter wonderland at Shirakawa Village. Our Japanese guide was very helpful and friendly. She even gave UCC coffee or Japanese green tea to all guests during the bus ride back to Nagoya where we endured a bit of traffic. The English-speaking guides were sufficient.
  • Pui Cheng 9 Feb 2019
    Don’t miss this deal if you’re going to Nagoya! Meet up point was easily located, the ride was smooth, tour guide was engaging and friendly, pit stops were refreshing and full of dining options. Overall experience was pleasant and rewarding.
  • Woon kam 9 Feb 2019
    The tour was great. We have walked on the Takayama Old street and eaten some Hida sushi. We have also visited the Nagase House in Ogi-machi gassho style village. It was a lunch buffet with varieties of Japanese food. It would be nice if we could stay at the points an hour longer. Too rush to eat and shop around.But it's still worth to go!
  • Nora 6 Feb 2019
    Super recommended. Breathtaking view in Shirakawago and culinary experience in old town Takayama. Hope to have more time in both areas though.
  • Diane Therese 6 Feb 2019
    Fun and convenient way of exploring the villages of Takayama and Shirakawa-go. We just wish the tour duration was longer to fully explore the villages. The guides were very warm and friendly. Buffet lunch was so-so but our main purpose was really the villages so we didn’t mind.
  • Jeffrey Alman 5 Feb 2019
    A great experience to go Shirakawago & Takayama at the same time. The bus came on time. The journey was great, a lot of nice views with snow. One thing needs to be improve, the time in Shirakawago is too short compared to the time in Takayama. If it can be longer, it will be nicer.
  • Cristina 4 Feb 2019
    We had a fantastic experience in Nagoya! Makes us want to come back for more!
  • siong seng 3 Feb 2019
    very nice trip, recommended for all. best value for experience and money.
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