Takayama & Shirakawago 2-3 days tour

You will be satisfied by exploring Hida Takayama & Shirakawa-go area within 2-3 days with our experienced local guide.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Shirakawa-go
    • 2 hours walking in UNESCO world heritage site  
      • You can learn how Shirakawago Gassho-zukuri is made and how the villagers live
    • Wada House
      • You can enter the traditional house of gassho-zukuri
      • Guide will everything explain inside the gassho house
  • Lunch in restaurant (included in the tour fee) 
  • Big waterfall + Giant tree + Hot spring in nature
    • Hirayunomori
      • Enter a traditional Japanese hot spring and relieve the fatigue of hiking (Hiking time:1 hour) 
    • Hirayu Waterfall
      • You can see a dynamic Hirayu waterfall and a 1000 years old giant tree called Oo-nezuko 

Day 2

  • Higashiyama walking course
    • Walking time is about 90 minutes and you can visit a lot of temples 
    • You can see many temples and old buildings
    • Our tour guide explains about the Japanese culture and history of Takayama
    • You can see a painting of after dead world related Buddhism
  • Lunch in restaurant (included in the tour fee) 
  • Rickshaw ride 
    • You can experience Japanese old style of transportation
    • A rickshaw is a vehicle designed to transport people with human power
  • Walking in Takayama city  
    • About 90 minutes
    • Takayama Jinya
      • You can see difference size of gate for ruler and small gate for criminal.
    • Hida Kokubun-ji Temple
      • You can see difference size of gates, big gate for ruler and small for criminals etc
    • Nakabashi Bridge
      • You can see beautiful Miyagawa river
    • Yamazakura Shrine
      • Our guide will explain Japanese Shinto religion, the definition of “Ema” and the traditional ladder which was made by Hida Takumi (carpenters) 

Day 3

  • Mont-Deus (mountain) 
    • About 2 hours hiking 
    • You can climb this mountain in 2 hours
    • There are lots of big stones in the mountain
  • Lunch in restaurant (included in tour fee)
  • Ogenji temple
  • Garyu Park
    • You can see a huge 1000 years old cherry tree which is famous for cherry blossoms as indicated in the photo below
  • Minashi Shrine
    • Minashi shrine has a connection with emperor of japan

*The above itinerary is an example. The content can change according to your requests.

Photos

Information

  • This is private tour.
  • Meeting point: JR Takayama station west gate or your hotel
  • Please bring the following items:
    • Towel for hot spring
    • Shoes for hiking
    • Rainwear (if you need)
  • Travelers: 1-20
  • Duration: 2-3 days
  • Inclusions:
    • Tour guide fee
    • Explanation of Japanese spiritual part
    • Special lunch for 2-3 days
  • Exclusions:
    • Facility entrance fee / service fee
    • Hotel (where you are going to stay during the 3 days tour)
    • Entrance fee of all places
    • Entry/Admission fee – The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
    • Entry/Admission fee – Wada House
    • Entry/Admission fee – Hirayunomori
    • Entry/Admission fee – Takayama Jinya
    • Entry/Admission fee – Shinhotaka Ropeway
  • Cancellation policy:
    • 10-8 days before tour starts 20%, 7-2 days before tour starts 30%, 24 hours before tour starts 40%, one day before tour starts 50%, late or after tour 100% 
    • If the tour is canceled due to bad weather conditions, notice will be sent by e-mail one day before the tour date. Tour fee paid will be fully refunded.
    • A flight delay or cancellation certificate is required to request for rescheduling or refund.

Price

Takayama & Shirakawa-go 2 days tour 240000 yen / group
Takayama & Shirakawa-go 3 days tour 300000 yen / group