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  1. Japan
  2. Chubu Region
  3. Nagoya
  4. Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go and Hida Takayama: Day Trip from Nagoya

Product ID: 111265
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Visit the historic village and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawago from Nagoya.
About this activity
Duration 11.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Chinese, English
Wheelchair accessible
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 11 days in advance for a full refund

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  • Visit the World Heritage farmhouse village of Shirakawa-go
  • Explore the old post-station town of Hida Takayama, affectionately called "Little Kyoto"
  • Enjoy a regional specialty dish of stir fried chicken and vegetables
Full description
Explore one of the most scenic and historic regions of Japan on a tour of the northwestern Gifu Prefecture, famous for the Gassho-zukuri farmhouse that was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995 and the historic village of Shirakawago. 

Meet at Nagoya station at 07:20 or 07:50 and get in to a coash.

Firstly visit Takayama, an old post-station town, popularly called a "Little Kyoto″. Its quaint streets lined with old houses attract numerous tourists from home and abroad. Take a walk for about 90 minuets and after that move on to a restaurant to have lunch there.

After lunch, visit the historic village of Shirakawago in the Shogawa river valley. Marvel at the different architectural styles (known as “gasshō-zukuri”) of the traditional houses. Stroll around the Gassho-zukuri farmhouses and enjoy the charming scenery.

Return to Nagoya station at around 19:30. 
  • Transportation
  • Language support (either English or Chinese)
  • Lunch (if you do not eat chicken please inform the supplier during the booking process)
What’s Not Included
  • Admission fee(s) not specified in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses during the tour (beverages etc)
  • National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meeting point varies depending on option booked.

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• An English-speaking or Chinese-speaking tour conductor will provide you with some basic information during the trip but he or she is not responsible for providing detailed information about the attractions
• Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
• 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 refund
• From 1 April to 29 June 2018 the lunch menu will be beef sukiyaki
• From 1 June to 17 October 2018 the lunch menu will be beef shabu-shabu and grilled chicken
• From 20 October to 26 November 2018 the lunch menu will be beef sukiyaki
• If you do not eat beef or chicken, please inform the supplier at the time of booking. A substitute menu can be arranged by the restaurant based on availability. Your request can be accepted up to 7 days prior to your departure
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YOKOSO Japan Tour

Product ID: 111265