A Day in Shirakawa Village and Takayama


Explore the historical sites of Gifu Prefecture in a day

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  • 14 Hrs Duration
  • English / Japanese
  • Join In Group
  • Minimum 1 Travelers To Book
  • 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

  • Jason 19 Apr 2019
    Great and hassle free tour. We had a hard time to figure out the unlimited bus between these places and Nagoya so we opted for this tour and it was definitely worth it.

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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

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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


  • You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 2 business days. Once confirmed, we will send you the voucher via email
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  • 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 for about 50m 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 fourth 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 (1,137) 4.7
  • MARIA SIGRID 10 Apr 2019
    Bus arrived on time (Bus 2 on April 3). We had two guides, and they were both very nice and accomodating. Our English guide was extremely funny too! It made the trip really memorable not just bcoz of the awesome places but also because of the group we were travelling with. No one was late and we all had a smooth ride all the way.
  • Chew Kim 22 Mar 2019
    we really enjoyed the scenic routes (with many tunnels) of the trip ,especially Shirakawa Village, which was beautifully covered in Snow. The tour guide is patience and explained the tour in good English. The lunch was delicious and the hida beef is so Oishii !
  • 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.
  • 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 😀
  • ang 12 Dec 2018
    The trip was enjoyable. Coach is comfortable . There is a Japanese bus guide n a assistance (who speak English). Takayama old town street is well maintained and enjoy the nice walk down the street with full of shops. Buffet generally ok with both Japanese n international selection . Shrigawago is an excellent place to enjoy , taking photo, seeing the old houses . The surprise trip is it actually start to snow. Our children first time encounter snow m enjoy it a lot. . Time is a bit short to explore more. But overall it covers what it should cover
  • Kim Kha 5 Dec 2018
    Maps are given by the tour guide and they gave us explainations along the way to Takayama and Shirakawa-go. Although it is rain, the trip was fun and excellent. *Should have spare umbrella for the passengers during rainy day. We doesn’t have any umbrella and we were wet ran inside the rain. Postcard as a souvenir is a good idea, memorable! English translater was good in English and the tour guide were friendly.
  • Vincent 19 Nov 2018
    The trip was a really good one. Our English speaking tour guide Mariko-san and Niponggo speaking tour guide were very friendly, courteous and polite. Time for roaming around Takayama was a bit short though. maybe an extra 30min would be great. We arrived Takayama at around 11:30am. It would be great if the tour started 30min earlier so tourists could catch the Miyagama Morning Market which ends at 12:00. Buffet lunch at the Green Hotel was good. One thing though, there was only 1 rest room available and the queue was long. The bus had wifi and electrical outlets per seat. Shirakawa is like being transported back in time. Awesome village. Definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Japan.
  • Herwina 3 Nov 2018
    This is the highlight of my trip. I was late (got lost) for the meeting time but they waited for me and were even welcoming. The guide spoke in Japanese but there was an English translator who didn't miss explaining everything to us. There were sights along the way like the twin arch and the budhha so the bus ride is not really boring. They also show informative videos in the bus about Takayama and Shirakawa. The buffet lunch was so worth the price. There were many choices ranging from Chinese, Japanese, and Western. There's even soft serve ice cream! Shirakawa was wonderful. It is a must visit when you are in Japan. I would book this activity again.
  • Kerwin 21 Oct 2018
    The tour guide and translator was very kind and accomodating. The ice cream at the rest stop and the hida beef in Takayama is very delicious. The view in Shirakawa Go is very beautiful. There was also a coupon given at the end of the tour for don quijote.
  • JHON ALDRIN 8 Sep 2018
    It was a very worth it experience. As I am looking forward to travel Shirakawa-go Villages from Nagoya, I’ve checked the bus fare back and forth and compared to the Takayama and Shirakawa-go day tour here in Klook, it was more cheaper and you can visit two places. Plus it has a buffet lunch and the food were so good. The tour guides were very enthusiastic and they know how to speak English, Chinese and Japanese.
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