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[Regular Sightseeing Bus] World Heritage Shirakawa-go and Gokayama Ainokura
It is a regular sightseeing bus that visits the world heritage, Gokayama Ainokura and the gassho village of Shirakawa-go with the guidance of a bus guide. We will guide you through Gokayama Village and Shirakawago Gassho Village, which are difficult for individuals, with a safe and comfortable chartered bus. For lunch, please enjoy local Hida cuisine at the castle tower observatory overlooking the Gassho Village of Shirakawa-go. This tour is a regular sightseeing bus guided by the bus guide of Nohi Bus. We will offer you a higher-grade comfortable bus trip by sharing seasonal information that is not included in the guidebook, such as the attractions and ways of spending the World Heritage, food and dialects of the Hida region, etc. You can participate if you have a seat even on the day of departure. (However, it may be refused if it is full)
Half Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
This is the half day trip of 1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida. Starting at the Hida-Hagiwara station, we will directly head for the scenic valley village: Maze, which is certified as one of the most beautiful villages in Japan but absolutely no tourist here. Yes, the village is a hidden place. Same as the full day tour, we need to go up the mountain road but please do not worry. We use Panasonic’s cool electric bikes. If you are capable of a normal bike, it is also easy to handle this e-bike. The village has only 1,000 people but is surrounded by a lot of unspoiled nature such as forests, rice fields and the crystal river named Maze River. Getting away from tourist crowds, you will feel the peaceful atmosphere and fully enjoy the authentic countryside of Japan. If you visit Takayama or Gero to see the beauty of nature in the rural Japan, this tour must be the best option for you. *The tour route can be modified for safety when physical capability of participants is not enough.
1-Day Takayama Tour: Explore Scenic Takayama and Shirakawago
Hidden high in the mountains of central Japan, far from the hustle and bustle of metropolises like Tokyo and Osaka, lie the quaint and well-preserved townscapes of Takayama and Shirakawa-go. Once a direct land holding of the Shogun, Takayama will enthrall you with its beautiful woodwork and traditional streets that offer a more relaxed beauty than cities such as Kyoto and Kanazawa. Shirakawa-go, on the other hand, offers a great example of the village-life experienced by Japanese farmers of ages past, and still experienced today by those lucky few who call it their home. Led by a locally-based and English-speaking guide, this experience will enthrall you with visions of life in Japan during an era very different from our own.
Takayama Half-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 four-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.
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.
1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
This is a guided rural e-bike tour with lunch at the Maze Village and the Hagiwara Town in the Hida region. Just a short hop from Takayama or Gero Hot Spring but you will see no tourist around there, which gives you a great opportunity to see and understand the real life in the countryside of Japan, also being free from tourist crowds or hustle-bustle cities. On the way to the village, we have a long uphill but our e-bike helps you a lot so that you can easily enjoy seeing the nature of Hida Mountains and the super crystal Maze River. Our friendly and knowledgeable 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. This tour must be off the beaten path experience that you have never had in tourist spots.
Takayama Local Cuisine, Food & Sake Cultural Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
This is more than an ordinary culinary tour—escorted by an experienced licensed local guide, you’ll be introduced to sights that tell of Takayama’s rich culture and history, regaled with fascinating stories, and even meet some of our local food heroes throughout shops that still retain the authentic atmosphere of days long past. Takayama is a town famed for being deeply rooted in its local culture and history, where daily life still revolves around its longstanding traditional shops. This entertaining and informative Takayama cuisine and cultural tour takes lets you stroll down the side streets of a beautiful town, practically unchanged since the Edo period. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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 Ainokura Tour - World Heritage Villages
**Explore Timeless Japan: Discover Shirakawago & Gokayama** Uncover the magic of Japan's past on our Shirakawago & Gokayama Tour. Wander through Gokayama Ainokura Village's quaint thatched-roof houses, then immerse yourself in the iconic Gassho-style homes of Shirakawago. Ascend to the Shiroyama Castle Tower Observatory for breathtaking views. Join us for a day that whispers the stories of old Japan.
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. This private tour is a hiking day tour. Please wear hiking boots and gear for this tour. Public transportation or local taxis maybe used to transfer between sites. Exact transportation costs can be discussed with the guide after a reservation is finalized. Please have Japanese Yen on hand for your transportation costs.