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  4. Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa-go and Hida Takayama: Day Trip from Nagoya

Product ID: 111265
Visit the historic village and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawago from Nagoya.
About this activity
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Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 11 days in advance for a full refund


  • Visit the World Heritage farmhouse village of Shirakawa-go
  • Explore the old post-station town of Hida Takayama, affectionately called "Little Kyoto"
  • Choose from three lunch options
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 coach.

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 1.5-hours, then enjoy lunch.

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 (unless the 'Without Lunch' option is selected)
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

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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
• For the 'Without Lunch' option, please either bring your own lunch or find a place to eat during the allotted lunch time
• 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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Customer reviews

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was quite difficult to find the check in desk, when you get to the location on the map go down the escalator/stairs into the esca (underground shopping centre) and the check in tour desk is outside the mcdonalds :) the lady waited for us though and the tour was excellent, am so glad we didn't miss it!! highly recommend!!

January 13, 2020

December 24, 2019

December 15, 2019

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YOKOSO Japan Tour

Product ID: 111265