UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawago half day tour from Kanazawa

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Tour Number

Activity Level

299436


Categories

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

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
12:20, a highway bus for Kanazawa
1:35pm, 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 Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Public bus system

What’s Included

Other: 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 3,600 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

Other: 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

Takashi was very friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. He made sure we had the tour of Shirakawa-go that was just right for us. He can speak to anything , from Japanese history to methods of construction. He was able to answer all of our questions. He truly enjoys being with people and has a good sense of humor. He has a passion for his work and is easy-going at the same time - a winning combination!
Janet Howard

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    299436


    Categories

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

    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)

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