UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawago half day tour from Kanazawa

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Tour Number

Activity Level

299436


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be taken care of by their parents or relatives.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Gassho-Zukuri old farmhouse in Japan


Shirakawago and Gokayama are designated as UNESCO World Hetitage site in 1995. There are 60 Gassho-Zukuri farmhouses and about 40 Gassho-style storages in the village. The shape of big slanted roofs resembles in the gesture of bringing arms and hands together in prayer. This gesture is called Gassho in Japanese. We visit Shiroyama observation point, a typical Gassho farmhouse inside , and stroll the village.

Itinerary

Morning tour:
8:10am, a highway bus for Shirakawago from Kanazawa
9:25am, arrive at Shirakawago and visit the village
12:25, a highway bus for Kanazawa
1:40pm, arrive at Kanazawa
Afternoon tour:
12:40 a highway bus for Shirakawago from Kanazawa
2:05pm, arrive at Shirakawago and visit the village
4:25pm, a highway bus for Kanazawa
5:50pm, arrive at Kanazawa

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel lobby or JR Kanazawa station

End location: Kanazawa station

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Public bus systm

What’s Included

Tour price includes guide fee and guide's tranportation fares.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5000 Yen - Tranportation fare per person: A highway bus round-trip ticket from Kanazawa to Shirakawago 3,290 Yen. Shuttle bus ticket 400 Yen
Admission fee per person: a Gassho farmhouse inside 300 Yen
Lunch: about 1,000 Yen depending on your choice

What’s Extra

Transportation fares per person: 3,690 Yen
Admission fee per person: 300 Yen
Lunch: about 1,000 Yen
Personal expenses.

A Recent Review of this tour

I rate him 5 stars, I don't know why that rating won't show. Takashi was very knowledgeable about how to get to Shirakawago and on to Kanazawa. He knows his sight information and was willing to adjust to our needs. Awesome.
Linda Bishop

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