Shirakawago Ogimachi Village Half Day Tour from Takayama

4.8 (112 reviews)

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  • Free Cancellation - 48 Hrs Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 4 Hrs Duration
  • English / Japanese
  • Join In Group
  • Meet Up At Location
  • Visit Ogimachi Village, a UNESCO world heritage site in the Shirakawago region
  • Admire the elegant gassho-zukuri, farmhouses that were built to withstand heavy snow
  • Enjoy the picturesque scenery around Ogimachi Village
  • See how beautiful the village is no matter what the season - whether it's winter or autumn

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Most Recent Review

  • WELLI 29 Jan 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Morning Tour

    The meeting point is easy to find. Yamamoto san is our tour guide, very nice and friendly guy. We have 90mins free time for us to walk around Shiragawa-go and I think the time is quite sufficient. Yamamoto san explained that this Jan' weather is warmer than usual. It should be minus degree but it was only 0 degree the day we went. therefore there wasn't snow covered at Shiragawa-go. a little disappointed but it is still a worth visiting UNESCO world heritage place to visit. Hassle free package to Shirakawa-go if you are worried on the transportation.

What To Expect

Take a stroll through the village of Ogimachi and learn the history behind this wonderful UNESCO world heritage site. This is the largest village and main attraction of the Shirakawa-go region. Explore its storied streets, and admire their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which have been there for as long as 250 years. The name of these distinctive farmhouses translates to "constructed like hands in prayer," because of its resemblance to a Buddhist monk's hands pressed together. They're built to withstand heavy snowfall, and they become especially beautiful once their thatched roofs become coated with fresh snow. Today, these farmhouses serve as inns, museums, minshukus (or Japanese-style bed and breakfasts) and guesthouses. People flock here each year to bask in the village's fantasy-like atmosphere and rustic sensibilities. You can experience the same by simply booking and taking the inclusive round trip bus transfer from Takayama to this magical and historical site.

snow-covered gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Ogimachi Village
Visit Ogimachi Village and see their beautiful gassho-zukuri farmhouses
tour group taking pictures with gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Ogimachi Village
Enjoy the magical atmosphere of the village, and don't forget to take fun pictures while you're at it!
three gassho-zukuri farmhouses in Ogimachi Village during autumn
The gassho-zukuri farmhouses are just as beautiful during autumn as they are during winter
four guests playing in the snow in Ogimachi Village
Despite the village's tranquility, don't hesitate to fully enjoy the pristine snow

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Itinerary

Itinerary:

Morning Tour
  • 8:00am meet up at JR Takayama Station
  • 8:10am departure
  • 9:00am arrive at Shirakawago and enjoy 2 hours of free time in the village
  • 11:00am depart from Shirakawago
  • 12:00pm arrive at JR Takayama Station, tour ends
Afternoon Tour
  • 1:00pm meet up at JR Takayama Station
  • 1:10pm departure
  • 2:00pm arrive at Shirakawago and enjoy 2 hours of free time in the village
  • 4:10pm departure from Shirakawago
  • 5:00pm arrive at JR Takayama Station, tour ends
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Infant ticket: Age 0-2
  • Child ticket: Age 3-12
  • The free transfer to the view point may get canceled during the winter due to snow and traffic conditions. The view point can be accessed by shuttle bus provided by the village. Additional bus fee applies and details will be provided by tour guide on the bus
  • This activity is wheelchair and stroller-accessible
  • The itinerary is subject to change due to snow and traffic conditions.
  • If the tour gets canceled due to bad weather, an advance notice will be given to you through email or phone. A full refund or reschedule will be issued

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  • The voucher is valid only on the date specified

Meet Up Information:

  • Please arrive at the gathering location 10 minutes beforehand. Tour bus will leave sharply on time. No refunds will be issued for late arrivals and no shows
  • Meet up time: 8:00am/1:00pm
  • Location: JR Takayama Station west exit

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  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
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Reviews (112)

4.8
  • Angalia 13 Feb 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Afternoon Tour

    Good tour and friendly tour guide.. i didnt get to catch the bus to shirakawago due to missing out the train to takayama..but i managed to find the bus back at the parking point next to the smoking area, the bus is magneta coloured and easy to spot and they allowed me to take it back to takayama. Shirakawa go is amazing place i recommended to visit, we were lucky to have it snowing on that day. ps : pls remember to bring bags as there are no garbage bin around. had difficulties to find sanitary pad too as there are no convenient store. but there are plenty of food and drinks to buy and omiage

  • KIM SIONG 21 Feb 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Morning Tour

    The tour is on time and the meet up location is very easy to find. The trip is a per description and enjoy it very much. Will recommend to those who wish to hassle free for the trip.

  • Ma Dioscora 15 Feb 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Afternoon Tour

    We had so much fun with the Shirakawago Omigachi Village Half Day Tour that we availed from Klook. The bus operator was on time. The tour guide was funny and made the trip back and forth so much enjoyable. Although it was a little disappointing that we didn't get to experience Shirakawago with snow, it didn't take away from the experience as we are still able to appreciate the beauty of the place. We strongly recommend this tour to be part of your Japan trip especially during the winter season.

  • Assumpcion 14 Feb 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Morning Tour

    We had a nice time all because we had a great tour guide. Fujisan knows his hometown Takayama as well as Shirakawago. He even knows some tagalog language which is really great. Shirakawago is a dreamy place when in Winter. Its white Christmas all over again.

  • Catherine 7 Feb 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Morning Tour

    The tour was fantastic! Our guide Bonnie was very knowledgeable, helpful and super friendly. I would highly recommend going on the morning tour as it is much quieter with less tourists around. We really enjoyed our half day tour and would definitely recommend it.

  • Wenny 7 Jan 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Afternoon Tour

    So much fun!!! The meeting point is easy to find Our tour guide is Mr Fuji Yamamoto He is really a good and funny guy! Thanks God when we arrived at Shirakawago, it was snowing! i can feel my 1st snowfall

  • Jeffrey Alman 19 Feb 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Afternoon Tour

    The meeting point is just about 50 meters away from the West Exit of JR Takayama Stn. The tour leave on time using a medium bus. The tour guide, Yamamoto-san is very helpful & very kind. The tour package also cover Ogimachi Observation Deck. Unfortunately, no snow in Shirakawago when we went there due to the global warming.

  • CHEE HOWE 5 Jan 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Afternoon Tour

    Our host tour guide is excellent. Ms Tomoko san was able to keep all on tour bus very enlightened with rich history of the place. We love this tour.

  • Woei Yang 11 Feb 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Morning Tour

    The village surrounded by mountians is breathtaking. We were super lucky to enjoy the late winter snow! Last but not least 10 star for our tour guide Yamamoto.

  • chi fai 2 Jan 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Morning Tour

    easy to use and buy apps. the tour is very good and over my expectations. will try klook service again.

  • zonglun 5 Dec 2019
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Afternoon Tour

    The experience was nice. Weather was bad though sadly.....

  • Yiang Yiang Wendy 1 Dec 2019
    Good
    Review for: Morning Tour

    It's a great choice to choose 8am morning tour as it is not so crowded in the morning. Beautiful Shirakawa-go and we are lucky to see some snow.

  • hui chin 31 Jan 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Afternoon Tour

    This trip is perfect for those who do not stay at takayama and only plan to go shirakawago on day trip as it is hard to reserve seat on nohi bus during peak season. Walking from one point to another point also takes time so family with young children is also advised to follow tour

  • Ashley 24 Feb 2020
    Good
    Review for: Morning Tour

    Good tour, very confusing experience though. Our ticket said it wasn't in English, we tried to confirm and was also told it wasn't but couldnt change that late notice - then got on the bus and it was English? Seems a bit of disconnect. The day was good, happy we went.

  • Drajad Agung 20 Jan 2020
    Highly Recommended
    Review for: Afternoon Tour

    Very recommended! The guide (Yamamoto-san) is super nice, provide all essential information that we need to know (including shirakawago map!), the bus is really spacious and comfy, and the destination is amazing!

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