Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa

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Tour Number

Activity Level

217374


Categories

Shopping, Religious Heritage, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. parents are requested to take care of their children during the tour.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

UNESCO wolrd heritage site Shirakawago and old merchant-house Takayama tour


Shirakawago village was designated as a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995. There are 59 Gassho farmhouses there. The A-framed shape of big thatched roofs brings to mind the gesture people make when bringing their hands together in prayer. This Buddhist gesture is known as Gassho.
City Takayama developed as a merchant town during the Edo period, about 300 years ago. The town has been working as a distribution center for the surroundings in the HIda region. Old merchant houses have been preserved as the preservation districts for groups of traditional buildings.
Notice; Highway bus seats for Shirakawago starting from Kanazawa need reservation. If reservation is unsucceful because of all seats booking, optional public transporation is shown by the guide.

Itinerary

8:10AM Take a highway bus for Takayama
10:25AM Arrive at Takayama, visit Sannomachi old merchant streets, Takayama Jinya, Kokubunji temple.
12:50 Take a highway bus for Shirakawago.
1:40PM Arrive at Shirakawago, visit observation point, one Gassho farmhouse, stroll the village.
4:25PM Take a highway bus for Kanazawa.
5:50PM Arrive at Kanazawa.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At your hotel lobby, or another agreed uopn location. Your hotel is requested to be located near JR Kanazawa station.

End location: At Kanazawa station, or another your desired location.

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

Highway bus

What’s Included

One-day guide fee and guide's transportation fares.My service as your professional tour guide to show you Shirawago village and Takayama town. I try my best to meet your request.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10000 JPY - Highwaybus fares a person: Kanazawa-Takayama 3,390yen. Takayama-Shirakawago 2,470yen. Shirakawago-Kanazawa 1,850yen.
Admission fees a person: Gassho farmhouse 300yen Shuttle bus 400yen. Takayama jinya 430yen.

What’s Extra

Transportation fares, meal and personal expenses. Sorry pay a lunch for the guide.

A Recent Review of this tour

We couldn't have done a trip like today alone. Takashi was a very knowledgeable and caring guide. He made our visit to Takeyama and Shirakawago interesting and carefree for us. We would certainly recommend his guidance.
Susan Kasper

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