Shirakawago & Gokayama 1 Day Tour from Takayama

Great 1 day tour exploring UNESCO World Heritage site, Shirakawago and Gokayama

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Hida Takayama has retained the feeling of a castle town and has been dubbed “Little Kyoto.” The old parts of the town have been preserved and offer a special fusion of Kyoto and Edo cultures. Shirakawa-go is a famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can see more than 80 traditional thatched roof houses.


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8:15am: Leave from the Takayama Nohi Bus Center.
Tour pick up is not available. Please assemble at Takayama Nohi Bus Center located next to Takayama Station.

Explore Gokayama Ainokura Steep-roofed Village individually (50 min)
Take a stroll through the UNESCO-protected Ainokura Village. Its oldest thatched roof house was built in the 17th century. Revel in the beautiful, natural scenery at your own pace.

Local lunch at Shirakawago Gassho Shuraku Shiroyama observation tower
Lunch (Taste the famous Ishiwari Tofu of Shirakawa-go) Remarks: Vegetarian menu not available.

Explore Shirakawago Gassho Shuraku and the Open-air Museum of Gassho Zukuri Minka-en individually. (120 min)
First, you’ll visit the Gassho-zukuri Folklore Park. The bus guide will escort you to the entrance, from where you’ll be free to explore on your own. Next, it’s time to stroll through the World Heritage Site of Shirakawa-go. See how the village intertwines with nature to create unforgettable mountain scenery.Remarks: Admission to the Gassho-zukuri Folklore Park is included in the tour.

3:10pm: Tour concludes upon arrival at Takayama Nohi Bus Center.


Terms and Conditions

  • A non-refundable deposit is required within 7 days of booking
  • Full payment is required 45 days prior to travel
  • Minimum of 2 people is required for this tour to operate
  • Tour may not be able to visit all locations due to unforeseen circumstances
  • This tour is a walking tour, so please wear comfortable shoes
  • Credit card fees apply
  • Cancellation fees apply