Private tour

Shirakawa-go, Gokayama & Takayama Private Tour From Kanazawa

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Activity provider: Kanazawa Tours
Private tour

Shirakawa-go, Gokayama & Takayama Private Tour From Kanazawa

Activity provider: Kanazawa Tours

From US$ 905.44 per group up to 3

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.

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Duration 1 day
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English, Japanese
Pickup included
Pickup is available from your hotel lobby in Kanazawa on the morning of the tour.
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  • 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.
  • A private car
  • Guide/driver
  • Hotel collection
  • A tour of Shirakawago, Gokyama and Takayama
  • Food on the day

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Our driver Tajamal was great, he was into all details. He drove very carefully because my child was afraid of heights. I was feeling not too well and he was helpful with the situation. Very attentive. He took us to perfect spots and knew all the best shops for gifts. The whole experience was just amazing. We will surely recommend this tour and Tajamal to all our friends traveling to japan.

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January 29, 2023

Um dia por lindas paisagens e culturalmente enriquecedor

O programa foi cumprido. Pudemos apreciar as aldeias, com calma. Pudemos entrar em pequenos museus locais. O guia foi muito amável e simpatico, procurou adaptar -se aos nossos gostos . Mas não tinha competência nem cultura para guia, foi pena. Além disso pensamos que a visita incluía a entrada de pequenos museus e casas que tivemos que pagar. De qualquer forma foi óptimo dia.

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April 23, 2019


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