Top 20 Experience in Gifu Prefecture

Takayama ⇒ Kanazawa (one way) Including Shirakawago

Takayama ⇒ Kanazawa (one way) Including Shirakawago

Our exceptional tour service will transport you in style and comfort from Takayama to Kanazawa. Take in the beautiful UNESCO village of Shirakawago on your way and at your leisure. Our professional English speaking driver guide will take you through the fairytale village on your way to Kanazawa.
Takayama Full Day Tour (Private Guide)

Takayama Full Day Tour (Private Guide)

Experience the highlights of Takayama on our private, award-winning, one day tour. Our professional guide will take you on a memorable tour of Takayama's unforgettable sights. We have been awarded the renowned tripadvisor certificate of excellence in Takayama. Your personal guide will take you to the highlights of Takayama and customize the tour to your desire. Professional guides will tailor the tour to your needs and ensure you are satisfied. Collection and drop off at your hotel.
Takayama Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Takayama Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Takayama!

Takayama features an atmospheric townscape, with Meiji-era inns and hillside shrines in a riverside setting. In addition, many museums, galleries and temples make their home in the city's 17th century layout. Be sure to come see the Takayama Festival, held once in spring and once in autumn, but be prepared for the crowds as the festivals attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!

Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.
Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
Shirakawago(UNESCO world heritage)/ Onsen / Hiking Waterfall / 1day Private Tour

Shirakawago(UNESCO world heritage)/ Onsen / Hiking Waterfall / 1day Private Tour

Shirakawa-go, a world heritage site that you should see once when you visit this region. Then hiking to enjoy nature-rich Takayama. You can be very satisfied because there are full-scale hot springs with beautiful facilities around Takayama City where there are many hot springs and you can go to various places all day long.
Please bring few luggages.
Towel for hot spring/ shoes for hiking

we do this tour by English guide. Please let us inform when you need other language guide.You can change our start time.

Not less than 8 people.(we can not accept more than half person child. e.g.we can not accept 3 adult 5 children/2 adult 6 children)

If you want to do this tour few people (3-7 person.Not less than 3 person),
we can do this tour by using public bus with guide.
In this case we can include your bus fee in this tour but we can not guarantee
that every place we can go. Because bus schedule is not so much and we have to take bus more than 4 hours for complete this tour.
Shirakawago All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour with a Driver (Takayama DEP.)

Shirakawago All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour with a Driver (Takayama DEP.)

Explore the beautiful mountain settlement of Shirakawa-go via chartered vehicle exclusively for you and your travelmates. Your English-speaking driver will take you to the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale village Shirakawa-go.

Shirakawa-go is a remote settlement designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. As the region receives considerable snowfall in the winter, the farmhouses are well-known for their distinctive architecture featuring steep roofs to easily shed snow. Learn more about this unique village on a full-day chartered vehicle tour with English-speaking driver.

On this day trip departing from Takayama, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to wander around a unique village, stroll through historic streets, take in stunning mountain landscapes, and enjoy a lunch made of authentic local ingredients.

Your driver will customize your four-hour tour according to your interests and requests!
Shirakawago & Gokayama All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour (Takayama DEP.)

Shirakawago & Gokayama All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour (Takayama DEP.)

Explore the beautiful mountain settlement of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama via chartered vehicle exclusively for you and your travelmates. Your English-speaking driver will take you to the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale village.

Shirakawa-go and Gokayama is a remote settlement designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. As the region receives considerable snowfall in the winter, the farmhouses are well-known for their distinctive architecture featuring steep roofs to easily shed snow. Learn more about this unique village on a full-day chartered vehicle tour with English-speaking driver.

On this day trip departing from Takayama, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to wander around a unique village, stroll through historic streets, take in stunning mountain landscapes, and enjoy a lunch made of authentic local ingredients.

Your driver will customize your four-hour tour according to your interests and requests!
Private 2Days Takayama & Shirakawago Tour

Private 2Days Takayama & Shirakawago Tour

Visit the best parts of Takayama & Shirakawago with a private English speaking guide. You will be taken to the Sanmachi Street in Takayama, where you'll see the old castle town which has many restaurants, souvenir shops. Walk along the traditional local food street where Mitarashi Dango (rice dumpling in a sweet soy sauce) is the local specialty. The tour will also go to Shirakawago to see Japanese traditional buildings. You will learn the history of Shirakawago, how people have remained those life style. Take a photos of the well-preserved Shirakawago, then your tour will end at Kanazawa (We'll take you to Shirakawago by local express bus and you can keep your luggage in lockers at Shirakawago. Or send it to your Kanazawa accommodation one day in advance. Lockers or sending costs are not included.)
Shirakawago All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour with a Driver (Kanazawa DEP.)

Shirakawago All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour with a Driver (Kanazawa DEP.)

Explore the beautiful mountain settlement of Shirakawa-go via chartered vehicle exclusively for you and your travelmates. Your English-speaking driver will take you to the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale village Shirakawa-go.

Shirakawa-go is a remote settlement designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. As the region receives considerable snowfall in the winter, the farmhouses are well-known for their distinctive architecture featuring steep roofs to easily shed snow. Learn more about this unique village on a full-day chartered vehicle tour with English-speaking driver.

On this day trip departing from Takayama, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to wander around a unique village, stroll through historic streets, take in stunning mountain landscapes, and enjoy a lunch made of authentic local ingredients.

Your driver will customize your four-hour tour according to your interests and requests!
Private Afternoon Cycling Tour in Hida-Furukawa

Private Afternoon Cycling Tour in Hida-Furukawa

Join us for one of the most popular local biking tours in Hida and feel the local's daily life in the Japanese countryside! Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will provide you with insight of the history and culture for the area and, by biking with the slow pace, you will have a chance to feel the seasonal beauty and local people's lives in this farming village. This tour will take you to some exclusive places where you can experience the daily activities as well as local culture handed down for generations in Hida.
Takayama's only Japanese drum and live performance show of traditional arts

Takayama's only Japanese drum and live performance show of traditional arts

・ We will perform the stage without lines using traditional performing arts
・ You can actually experience it as well as watching!
・ You are addicted to facilities and skills that are particular to Japanese performing arts.

◇ Dream and Soul Stage
I want to learn . I want to learn.
I want to protect the local culture. I want to leave.

We [Deko-no-za] continue our activities with such a passion.
I want to show the results of my activities to many people. want to show. I want to see!
I want to stand on the stage and take a sip! !

[Deko-no-za] is a stage filled with our dreams.
We will show you that you don't know.

There are no words. What exists is the sound and sound of the soul ~

I will try my best to give this feeling to everyone who came.

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-Details of the experience-
\ Not only appreciating traditional performing arts! You can actually experience Japanese dance /

◇ Story ◇
"Double-sided accommodation"
A double-sided shrine is a demon with a face on both sides that has been handed down to Hida Takayama since ancient times.
Both sides of one head, 4 powerful arms, 5m body length ...
Contrary to its terrible appearance, it is said that it was a heroic person who helps the weak.
Based on the legend, we arranged one side as a “hero” into a large stream.

The legend of heroes and double-sided camps, including emotions, will be expressed in traditional Japanese performing arts.

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In addition to seeing folk songs,
You can experience Japanese dance using “Folding Fans”!
Please feel the joy of touching traditional performing arts and the wonderfulness of expressing them with your skin
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! This is the point!
A venue designed by [Deko-za-za] with great care
The stage is from the audience to the eyes and nose!
In addition, the design of the building does not miss sound, so you can feel the power and vibration of the drums directly on your skin!
We will bring you into the world created by [Decorate Seat], such as on-site presence and taiko drum impulses.
1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida

1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida

This is a guided e-bike tour with lunch at the rural valley village and historical town in Hida. Just a short hop from Takayama, but only a few tourists know the areas. That is why it must be off the beaten path experience for you! Your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide will take you to picturesque spots and offer you some local stories about history, culture and lifestyle. Seeing the tranquil views and tasting the special meal with local ingredients, you can fully enjoy the authentic rural Japan!
Sake Tasting Tour

Sake Tasting Tour

You will enjoy walking through scenic old-town Takayama as you make the rounds of up to seven sake breweries, sampling a variety of different styles. Remember to take it slow. That's a lot of sake!
Your guide is an experienced brewery worker who can explain what gives each sake its unique flavor.

Adults only, please (20 years old or older). Children may accompany parents free of charge, but we cannot offer them any sake!
Half-Day Tour of Takayama

Half-Day Tour of Takayama

You will observe the layout of the town and the architecture, and learn about how they relate to the unique history of the town. You will also have the opportunity to sample the local sake, with an experienced brewery worker as your guide.

Please specify your desired starting and ending times when you make a booking.
Sake Brewery Visit and Tasting Tour in Hida

Sake Brewery Visit and Tasting Tour in Hida

This is a sake brewery tour including sake tasting, held at Tenryo Sake Brewery near from Takayama. The sake expert will explain about how to make sake step by step inside the actual house they are brewing sake. Understanding the sake brewing process, you will taste various excellent sake to enjoy the difference of flavors, and you can know a lot of useful tips to drink and order sake. The premium option is available for those who want the more genuine and luxurious experience. In addition to 5 or more kinds of sake provided in the standard tour, you can taste the super premium sake and small appetizers in the cozy Japanese room. If you love to drink sake, please do not miss it!
Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide

Kiso Valley, best known for the Magome and Tsumago traditional villages, is another beautiful spot in the Japanese Alps. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan.

Magome and Tsumago are two beautifully preserved traditional villages. This value-packed Nakasendo trail day hike between Magome and Tsumago with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore both of the ancient post towns!

It is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!

Note*1: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way toexplore both of the ancient post towns! You can travel between Magome and Tsumago by infrequent direct bus.

Nakasendo was one of the two highways during the Edo period connecting Tokyo with Kyoto, running through the Kiso Valley. Travelers at that time walked along the highway, stopping at "post towns" for rest. Some of those post towns have been well preserved and show tourists today exactly what Japan was like hundreds of years ago. Stunning forests, beautiful villages and traditions, we would love to recommend it to everyone interested in Japanese nature and history.

Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!

Note*1: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
Half Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida

Half Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida

This is a guided e-bike tour at the rural valley village in Hida. Just a short train trip from Takayama, you can explore the non-touristy part of Japan. In the village, there are a lot of untouched beauty of nature in the Japan's countryside. Your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide will take you to picturesque spots and offer you some local stories about life in the small mountainous village. If you want to relieve yourself from hustle-bustle cities, you should not miss this opportunity!
Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in Takayama in a Renovated Historical Building

Market Tour and Cooking Lesson in Takayama in a Renovated Historical Building

Join Midori in the kitchen for a private cooking lesson in her beautiful cooking studio in the heart of Takayama. Your culinary experience will begin with a trip to the morning Miyagawa Market where you will shop for seasonal produce. Return to the cooking studio and learn about the special cuisine of this region of Japan. Midori will teach you how to make an authentic Japanese meal which you will then enjoy in her charming dining area. This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know a local cook and learn about the regional cuisine.
Sake Brewery(the most oldest) Tour in Takayama

Sake Brewery(the most oldest) Tour in Takayama

Takayama city had 56 brewers more than 300 years ago. Good water and good environment made lot's of Sake brewer.

Now there are 7 brewers inside 200m area remain cityside of Takayama.
(This density is very rare things in all over the world.)
You can see the oldest & biggest sake brewery in our tour.

If you need other language guide, please let us know.
(e.g. Italian,Spanish,Chinese...)
If you wanted to private tour let us know.
Not less than 2 person.
Under Japanese law, alcoholic beverages under the age of 20 are not allowed.

Please call us if you want to do our tour within few hours.
If it's raining/snowing possible to do this tour.
Night cityscape search Night tour of Takayama (About 50 min.)

Night cityscape search Night tour of Takayama (About 50 min.)

You can enjoy the old streets of the night that you cannot experience in the daytime.
Through the explanation of the guide, you can understand why Takayama people's lifestyle, religion, and townscape are so.
The gathering gathers in front of Takayama Jinya, and finally it dissolves at the red Nakabashi,
This is a walking tour.

You can see wonderful scenery that you can not experience in the daytime.

Through the explanation of the guide, you can understand why Takayama people's lifestyle, religion, and townscape are so.

The gathering gathers in front of Takayama Jinya, and finally it dissolves at the red Nakabashi,

This is walking tour.

Not less than 3 person.
we can arrange other your private tour. (e.g.Shirakawa-go, Inside Takayama city, etc ..)
If you need chinese guide let us inform about it.
If you want to do as private tour please let us know.