Zuiryuji temple and UNESCO World Heritage Ainokura village one-day tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

31752


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Parents are requested to supervise their chilren during the tour.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

Takaoka historic places tour


Ainokura village of Gokayama has 20 Gassho farmhouses. Many of them are 100-200 years old. This region is a heavy snow fall region. The slope of the roofs is at a 60 degree incline, which makes snow fall sliding down easily. The village is located in the secluded area. The village is off the beaten track. So, visitors can enjoy the calm mountain village scenery.
Three buildings of Zuiryuji temple are designated as a national treasure. The temple was constructed in 1663, and has been dedicated for Toshinaga Maeda, the second generation of the lord Maeda. The temple is Soto sect of Zen temple. It is a big temple , and the temple buildings are connected with a long corridor.

Itinerary

Use train and bus services.
sample itinerary
9:00 Meet at your hotel lobby
9:21 Shinkansen bullet train for Shintakaoka
9:35 Shintakaoka, visit Zuiryuji temple
Takaoka Daibutsu, great Buddha statue
13:00 Take a bus for Ainokura village
14:18 Ainokura village, and stroll there
15:35 Take a bus for Shitakaoka
16:45 Shintakaoka
17:17 Take Shinkansen for Kanazawa
17:31 Kanazaw station

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Hotel

Duration: 8 hours

Tour duration may change according to your request, weather ,or traffic condition.

Transportation

Train and bus

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services

Other: One-day guide fee and a guide's transportation fare.
My services as your professional licensed tour guide to show you around Zuiryuji temple and Ainokura Gassho village or Suganuma Gassho village and meet your request.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

6000 JPY - Transportation/person:Kanazawa-Shintakaoka round trip 3,060yen. Shintakaoka - Ainokura round trip bus fare 2,000yen.
Admission fee/person:Zuiryuji temple 500yen,Ainokura folk museum 200yen Lunch:1,000yen(depending on your choice).Personal expenses are not included.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Public Transportation Tickets
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Transportation fare, admission fee,meal and personal expenses. Sorry,pay a lunch for a guide. When you have extra optional tour or use a taxi, for example, additional local cash may be needed.

A Recent Review of this tour

Takashi was very professional and knowledgeable of the area. He explained us clearly but in details about the historical background.
Keiko Sigmund

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    31752


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Hiking and Walking

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Parents are requested to supervise their chilren during the tour.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Japanese (fluent), English (advanced)

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