Day Trip to Shirakawago and Hida Takayama from Nagoya
  • Day Trip to Shirakawago and Hida Takayama from Nagoya

    Explore Gifu Prefecture's two famous spots: World Heritage Shirakawa-go and Hida Takayama on this day trip departing from Nagoya. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and look forward to wandering around a unique village, strolling through historic streets, stunning mountain landscapes and lunch using authentic local ingredients.

    "No lunch option" is available on certain days. If you choose this option, the tour will not visit the restaurant and the time Shirakawa-go and Hida Takayama will be extended.

    With this option you can order a Makunouchi style boxed lunch to eat on the bus for extra JPY800 per person​. If interested, please inform us at least 7 business days prior to the tour departure day. Lunch box fee will be collected in cash by the tour conductor of the day.

    And if you don't order, please prepare your lunch in advance, or eat whike strolling at the sightseeing places.

    This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Esca underground shopping center, 6-9 Tsubakichō, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 453-0015, Japan

    The tour will depart at 7:50. Please arrive at least 10-15 minutes early.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Hida River, Gifu, Japan

    Enjoy walking around the quaint traditional town affectionately known as 'Little Kyoto' for its well-preserved historic streets.

    *If you chose "No lunch option", you will stay at Hida Takayama for around 120 mins.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Takayama, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu

    Enjoy 'kei-chan' chicken lunch, a local dish from the Gujo district of Gifu Prefecture. It features chicken which has been marinated in miso, soy sauce and garlic. The chicken is pan-fried with vegetables such as cabbage and onions.

    *If you chose "No lunch option", the tour will not visit this spot.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Shirakawago, 517 Hatogaya, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5629 Gifu Prefecture

    Stroll around the village of traditional thatched-roof farmhouses, a World Heritage site. Step back in time to sample what rural life was like in Japan hundreds of years ago.

    *If you chose "No lunch option", you will stay at Shirakawa-go for around 120 mins.

    Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

    Stop At: Esca underground shopping center, 6-9 Tsubakichō, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 453-0015, Japan

    The tour will return in and around Nagoya station.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"
    "Infant (0-2 years old) are free of charge with no tour inclusions."
    "Child (3-5 years old) price only includes a bus seat (i.e. no lunch)."
    "Lunch may be served slightly earlier at 11:00 or later at 13:00 depending on the congestion of the restaurant on the tour day."
    "October 13 and November 4 departures don't include lunch and instead extend their time at Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go. If you choose these dates, please have lunch on your own or you can purchase a bento box for JPY800. If interested in the bento, please let us know around 7 days before the departure date and pay in cash on the day."
    "Wearing comfortable shoes and clothes is strongly recommended"
    "This tour is operated for both Japanese and foreign customers. A Japanese tour conductor with an English-speaking staff will accompany the tour and will provide you with some necessary information during the trip, but he/she is not responsible for providing any detailed introduction of attractions."
    "Delays, shortenings of the tour or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond the control of the tour operator are not subject to a refund."
    "Due to traffic conditions, the bus arrival may be delayed and the order of the itinerary may change."
    "If the tour operator has to cancel the tour because of a typhoon, heavy snow or other circumstances beyond their control, cancellation will be decided by 3pm the day before tour departure. You will be informed by e-mail and provided a new departure date or receive a full refund."
    "The end point of the tour might be different from the start point. Please ask a member of staff on the day."
    "Wheelchair accessible"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Near public transportation"
    "Infants must sit on laps"
    "Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers"

    • Hora de Inicio7:50 AM
    • Lugar de comienzo: Esca underground shopping center, 6-9 Tsubakichō, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 453-0015, Japan

    • Duración: 11 hours 30 minutes
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Incluye

    • Transportation by coach
    • English-speaking tour conductor
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch included (except for "no lunch" option)

    No Incluye

    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
  • 9/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 90%
    Rating basado en 8 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

      Publicado el Miércoles, 28 de marzo del 2018

      Amazing tour! Shirakawa-go was a truly a winter wonderland and Takayama was charming!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • aidadlatmd
      Publicado el Martes, 27 de marzo del 2018

      a fun trip for the whole family! enjoyable and memorable!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Aeroboffin
      Publicado el Jueves, 08 de marzo del 2018

      Well organised trip. Very attentive guide. Interesting places to visit. Clean and modern coach. Comfortable. Sufficient breaks and time to look around unaccompanied. The lunch was interesting in a lunch room with many other tour groups. Well organised. Acceptable food. I would recommend the trip and go again maybe when the weather is better!! Both places are in the mountains and at quite high altitude so bad weather can be expected.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • dmccullo
      Publicado el Miércoles, 27 de septiembre del 2017

      This tour takes you to two areas of Japan that most tourists seldom see because they are hidden away in the mountains of Japan. Hida Takyama is a picturesque town with many places to explore. We were given two hours to walk around the town to go into the shops and visit the historic areas of the town. I especially enjoyed the small museum near the bus parking area that had the history of the town. Next, we went to though stunning mountains and valleys with many tunnels and bridges to Shirakawago which was very beautiful and historic. The houses are of a unique construction and very well preserved. I took the historic village walking tour which was only about 8 and it was worth it. The scenery in and around the Shirakawago is breathtaking. There were three tour guides on the bus, one spoke in Japanese, one in Chinese, and one in English so everyone could understand what was being communicated. The bus ride takes some time because these places are in remote areas. However, we stopped often to rest and to have a wonderful lunch so the trip was very comfortable. The starting place is in the Nagoya Main Train Station but It was a little tricky to find since it is on the lower level. I just asked for directions in the train station and could find it without much difficulty.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • kristen d
      Publicado el Lunes, 17 de diciembre del 2018

      I enjoyed this trip and was especially impressed by the village of Shirakawago. I attended with my partner. These are the top 3 things we loved; 1. Spending two hours in Shirakawago and entering all the traditional homes. 2. The kindness of the guide. 3. The lunch whic was traditional and an unique experience which left you very full!The only down sides: 1. From an english only speaker point of view I wish our guide could communicate more detailed explainations about the places we were going in english. He had effective english but not enough to go into the finer explainations of places and details that we asked about. We didnt have an english helper on our trip. 2. I wish had arrived earlier in Takayama in order to attend the the 2 local markets. Over all a super relaxing and well organised day. I recommend.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Gayeramolete
      Publicado el Viernes, 19 de enero del 2018

      It was a nice experience for us as a family because it was my kids' first time to see and feel snow. Frolicking in the snow and tasting the local fare was truly enjoyable. The tour was short. I should have gotten an overnight trip so there's more time to explore. Another thing: the guide assigned to our bus was not really a certified guide so she had nothing much to say about the places we visited.

        Calificación General: 8/10
    • Renato Ramon N
      Publicado el Miércoles, 02 de enero del 2019

      We went on this trip to Shirakawa in late December, precisely to appreciate it amidst wintry scenery. But on the day of our on 28 Dec 2018, the snowfall was heavy and it was -8C. Very cold.The grounds in several parts became slippery, and because we only had 90 minutes for the tour, plus the fact there were so many tourists that day tiptoeing across the bridge (to avoid falling or sliding down the slippery trail) to go to the other side of the village where the renowned Wada house is located, we confined ourselves within the area with less houses. No way we could go to the observatory. Anyway, it was enough experience under such weather conditions. Takayama, which was the first stop and was allocated almost an hour, was not easy to visit on a go-around-by-yourself basis. The map provided by the guide was not detailed enough - not all streets both on the map and the actual ones themselves were labelled with names. Or if there were street signs, they were in Japanese characters. Difficult and troublesome! because of time limitation, we could not find two places we wanted to see and we just headed back to the tour bus lest we be left behind.Despite the minor disappointments, overall the trip was alright. The tour gave us a sense of Takayama and Shirakawa. A final note: lunch was quite good. Quantity, taste and presentation were adequate. No issues.

        Calificación General: 6/10
    • Francisca Sally T
      Publicado el Martes, 16 de enero del 2018

      Itinerary was fantastic but guide was very poor. Unable to speak English as a result her account of the activities and what to expect was not helpful at all. Lunch was disappointing. Ingredients were not fresh. Service was poor.

        Calificación General: 6/10

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