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Shirakawa-go, Gokayama & Takayama Private Tour From Kanazawa

Product ID: 135650
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A full day tour of Shirakawa-go, Gokayama and Takayama. This is a private driver tour. Your driver guide will collect you from your hotel in Kanazawa and drop you back after the tour. You will get exclusive treatment on this alpine gold tour.
About this ticket
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English, Japanese

Pickup included

Pickup is available from your hotel lobby in Kanazawa on the morning of the tour.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Shirakawa-go, registered as a World Cultural Heritage site
  • Explore Gokayama, nestled in the tranquil and rustic landscape
  • Enjoy Takayama, located in the heart of mountainous, known as the gateway to the Japan Alps and the storehouse of Japan's inland culture
Full description
This exclusive package is tailored for distinguished guests who prefer the convenience of door to door service. Your driver/guide will collect you from your hotel lobby at an agreeable time. 

Shirakawa-go (Shirakawa Village) registered as a World Cultural Heritage site. Shirakawa-go is part of the Hida region and is famous for the gassho-zukuri village found there. The houses were built using a traditional style of the minka (non-samurai houses), and have a thatched, peaked roof that looks like two hands in prayer (gassho). The upper floors of some of the houses were used for silk farming (sericulture), as they had a large space available to store silkworms and mulberry leaves. Shirakawa is a must-see area if one would like to grasp the rich contrast of life in this region.

Gokayama, the World Heritage Site is nestled in the tranquil and rustic landscape. Gokayama is in the city of Nanto, also a drive from Kanazawa. It was an extremely secluded village, so modern times bypassed the area. While cities and towns in other parts of Japan were built new, with modern buildings, many of the wooden and thatch houses in the gassho hamlet of Gokayama are over 300 years old, and some are 400 years old. The Japanese prince, Fumihito (Prince Akishino) has said: "One of the three places I like most in the world is Gokayama". 

Takayama, Located in the heart of mountainous Central Honshu, Takayama is the gateway to the Japan Alps and the storehouse of Japan's inland culture. Takayama became what it is today in the 1500s, and developed its own unique culture due to its seclusion and high altitude. It is famous for its traditional carpentry expertise, and its carpenters have worked on the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and other nationally important shrines, temples and palaces. It is known locally as Hida-Takayama, and visitors there can enjoy great food, tradition views, and a feeling of "traditional town-life in Japan". Don't forget to try the Hida Beef while you are there.
Includes
  • A private car
  • Guide/driver
  • Hotel collection
  • A tour of Shirakawago, Gokyama and Takayama
What’s Not Included
  • Food on the day

From US$ 945.68 Per group up to 3

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Kanazawa Walking Tours

Product ID: 135650