2D1N Takayama & Shirakawa-go with English Speaking Driver by Private Van
Refresh yourself in the gorgeous scenery of Takayama and Shirakawa-go, two settlements found deep in the mountains of Gifu. Stay overnight and take your time to learn about the area’s culture and distinctive architecture which dates back over 400 years.
Enjoy a much more relaxed schedule as you travel easily from point to point with a flexible taxi driver who knows the area well: he will tell you about it as he drives! Our knowledgeable driver will also assist you on your planning at each site so that you can find activities you will enjoy the most. In comparison to our one-day tour of these two places, this tour’s schedule is much more relaxed and culturally immersive as you have more time.ItineraryDay 1: Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO registered siteStop At:
Shirakawago Observatory, Magari, Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu 501-5620, Japan
We recommend that you first visit the observatory, which looks over this picturesque village nestled in the mountains. Refresh yourself with the clean air and the beauty of the flowers and surrounding mountains.
Duration: 15 minutesStop At:
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses, Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627 Gifu Prefecture
As you wander through the village, admire the preserved thatched houses made in the gassho-zukuri style. Gassho-zukuri means "constructed like hands in prayer", as the farmhouses' steep thatched roofs resemble the hands pressed together in prayer. The houses are still lived in and maintained by local people. Some of these traditional houses are also used for accommodation, as well as museums. To understand just how adapted the village is for life in the mountains, we recommend that you visit one the museums, such as Wada House. You can visit a local restaurant for lunch and may also wish to explore the traditional craft shops, shrines and temples.
Duration: 2 hours
• Dinner: Japanese dinner at the hotel where you are staying
Drink is not included.
Accommodation included: Takayama Ouan or same grade hotel in Takayama
Western style roomDay 2: Takayama Stop At:
Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, Shimosannomachi, Takayama 506-0841 Gifu Prefecture
We suggest that you visit the morning market first, as it closes at noon.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Gifu Prefecture
the old merchant street, where most of the main attractions are found. You will discover sake breweries, shops that sell local food and traditional wooden craft and furniture shops (the Hida region is famous for its quality timber and carved wooden products).
Duration: 4 hoursStop At:
Takayama Jinya, 1-5 Hachikemmachi, Takayama 506-0012 Gifu Prefecture
an old samurai office house where you can learn about life 300 years ago
Duration: 30 minutesStop At:
Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall, 178 Sakura-machi, Takayama 506-0858 Gifu Prefecture
ou can learn about the town’s biannual festival and its spectacular floats.
Duration: 30 minutes
• Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel where you are staying at.
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Regular temperature checks for staff"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms"
"Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 2 Days
Lugar de comienzo:
Nagoya Station Tourist Information Center, 1-chōme-1-4 Meieki, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 450-0002, Japan
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.