Shirakawago-Takayama one-day tour from Kanazawa

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Tour Number

Activity Level

217374


Categories

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

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 villages of 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 unsuccessful because all the seats are booked, I will provide some other transportation options.

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 Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 9 hours

Transportation

Highway bus

What’s Included

Other: 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 - Highway bus fares a person: Kanazawa-Takayama 3,600yen. Takayama-Shirakawago 2,600yen. Shirakawago-Kanazawa 2,000yen.
Admission fees a person: Gassho farmhouse 300yen, Shuttle bus 400yen. Takayama jinya 430yen.

What’s Extra

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

A Recent Review of this tour

Another very enjoyable day spent with Takashi who escorted us from our Kanazawa Hotel, through three Gassho House towns, and dropped us at our Takayama hotel. He took us to and showed us all of the right things we'd hoped to see, explaining everything about the villages. We were once again, in Takashi's very capable hands for the entire day, and we had a grand time!
Paula Misaki Vincent

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    217374


    Categories

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

    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)

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