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Nagoya: Shirakawa-go Village and Takayama UNESCO 1-Day Trip

1. Nagoya: Shirakawa-go Village and Takayama UNESCO 1-Day Trip

Discover the mountainous city of Takayama and the village of Shiragawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this full-day trip from Nagoya. Explore the markets and try local specialties in Takayama, then admire the picturesque landscapes in Shiragawa-go. To begin the tour, make your way to the meeting point, meet your guide, and board your transportation. Then, drive to the mountainous Hida region in the Gifu Prefecture to reach the beautifully preserved city of Takayama. Upon arrival, take a walk along Sannomachi Street, taste local delicacies like Hida beef and Takayama ramen, and see the work of local craftsmen. Head to one of the morning markets — Miyagawa Market or Jinya-Mae Market — and get a taste of local life. You will also receive recommendations for the best spots to have lunch (not included). After lunch, head to Gasyomura in Shiragawa-go and take in the scenery of mountains, paddy fields, and trickling rivers. Come to understand why Shiragawa-go is known as the kingdom of forests and streams, and see why the origin of the name Shirokawa-go means "the white river." Head to the Ogimachi Castle Site Observatory to enjoy the beautiful views of Gassho-mura village and Mount Hakusan. Have some time to pop into the Ochiudo cafe, famous for its big dogs, decorative coffee cups, and snacks. Afterward, the tour returns to Nagoya.

Japan: SIM Card with Unlimited Data for 8, 16, or 31 Days

2. Japan: SIM Card with Unlimited Data for 8, 16, or 31 Days

Being connected to the internet is of great importance in Japan, especially for foreigners. You can use it to navigate the sometimes confusing public transport system, translate unknown words, and simply stay connected with your friends and family. With these convenient SIM cards, you can immediately get an internet connection.  This SIM card has high-speed internet access (4G LTE) and no data limits. It is available for a duration of either 8, 16, or 31 days. It works on the Docomo network, Japan’s biggest network provider. The SIM card connection covers 99% of Japan. It can be adjusted to fit as a nano, micro, or normal SIM card.  If you wish to pick up the SIM at a post office in the airport, please make sure to pick it up during the open hours of the post office. For post office collection, the staff will confirm the name on your passport and then give you the parcel.

Osaka: Kansai International Airport Wi-Fi Rental

3. Osaka: Kansai International Airport Wi-Fi Rental

Access the internet anytime, anywhere with 4G LTE mobile WiFi provided by NINJA WiFi. No longer will you have to worry about finding your way without access to maps or missing important updates from friends and family. We have everything covered with our secure, easy to use WiFi routers. You can connect up to 5 devices at once to each router. Whether you are coming to Japan for business and you need to connect multiple phones, computers and/or tablets, to the internet, or are travelling for pleasure with a group of friends or family who all want internet access, we have you covered. Pick up your mobile WiFi router in Kansai International Airport Terminal 1 to start using WiFi immediately. We also offer many ways to return your device, whether it be by dropping it off at any of our counters in major Japanese airports, at our counter in Shinjuku, Tokyo, or shipping it to us from anywhere in Japan. *If you wish to have a different return location than your pick-up location, please contact as soon as possible. Mobile WiFi is a 21st century necessity that makes travelling much more fun and easy. We offer flexible plans from 5 days to 30 days, so you can choose what suits you best.

Japan: eSim Mobile Data Plan

4. Japan: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Japan hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Japan. Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you cannot connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Carriers to use: Docomo/Softbank/KDDI

Nagoya: Hida Takayama & World Heritage Shirakawa-go Day Tour

5. Nagoya: Hida Takayama & World Heritage Shirakawa-go Day Tour

Experience Edo-period Japan in the Takayama and in the UNESCO-listed Shirakawa-go village. You will have your lunch at Koshiyama, where you can enjoy the top 3 Japanese beef--Hida Beef, as well as the Oden set. (Exclusive for whom choose the Meal plan) -Takayama Old Street- You will have the chance to explore the Takayama old street, characterized by traditional buildings made with fine woodwork. Takayama is often nicknamed 'little Kyoto' due to its traditional touch that still remains today. The streets of this district are lined with traditional houses, shops, restaurants, cafes, and sake shops. You can have some free tasting of the local spirits. -Koshiyama- The charm of Shiragawa-go is unique because each of the four seasons, spring, summer, fall, and winter, brings its own distinct beauty.This restaurant named【Koshiyama】is especially representative of the local character. It's also a cozy guesthouse that makes one want to visit again. Taste the famous beef variety from the Hida region of Gifu Prefecture - Hida beef. The characteristic of Hida beef is its marbled fat, which is evenly distributed throughout the muscle. This makes Hida beef steak a delicacy sought after by high-end restaurants and gourmet enthusiasts. -Shirakawa-go Village- The old gassho-zukuri (thached-roof) style houses are spotted around this mountain village. Surrounded by rice paddies, you can breath the atmosphere of rural Japan. The large houses with steeply pitched thatched roofs are some of the very few examples of their kind remaining in Japan.

Japan: Unlimited WiFi Rental with Airport Post Office Pickup

6. Japan: Unlimited WiFi Rental with Airport Post Office Pickup

• Enjoy the convenience of an unlimited portable wi-fi router, charger, and usb cable.  • With your router, connect up to 10 devices at one time and stay fully connected on your trip. • iPhone, iPad, android smartphones, pcs, mac laptops, and other portable consoles are all supported with your pocket wi-fi. • The device enables a hybrid 4g lte high-speed connection with a battery that can last up to 10 hours (usually about 8 hours, depending on usage). • At the end of your trip, use the prepaid envelope included with your order to seamlessly return your pocket Wi-Fi via any Japanese postal box or airport postal box.

Nagoya: Shirakawago Light-up Festival and Takayama Day Tour

7. Nagoya: Shirakawago Light-up Festival and Takayama Day Tour

Watch thousands of lights cast an enchanting glow over the historic houses of Shiragawago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at the 38th Shirakawago Winter Illumination Event on a day trip from Nagoya. Stop in Takayama on the way to soak in the history and alpine scenery. Head to your first stop, the old town of Takayama in the northern part of Gifu Prefecture and in the center of the Hida region that has preserved the complete form of castle towns and merchant towns since the Edo period. Experience Hida Takayama’s rich history and vibrant markets, and stroll along Sannomachi Street, where local craftsmen showcase their skills, and indulge in culinary delights like Hida beef and Takayama ramen (at your expense). Next, head to the village of Shiragawa. Feast your eyes on the UNESCO-listed landscapes, where traditional houses stand as timeless testaments to Japan's rich history along with serene mountains, lush paddy fields, and trickling rivers that define this region, earning it the name "The White River." As the sun sets, watch the lighting activity begin at the Shirakawago Illumination Festival, with captivating photo spots at every turn. Be mesmerized at the sight of lights reflected off the snowy roofs as the village transforms into a winter wonderland.

Japan Data eSIM : 0.5GB/Daily to 50GB - 30Days

8. Japan Data eSIM : 0.5GB/Daily to 50GB - 30Days

Highlights The GYG QR is not the eSIM QR > Please refer to the eSIM QR email that will be send within 6 hours. -Save your valuable time & receive eSIM QRCode within 6 hours. -Scan a QR code to set up eSIM, skip the complicated steps of changing a SIM card -Enjoy high-speed network through local carrier. Purchase Notices -Data plan validity starts immediately when eSIM is installed. -Please make sure your phone is unlocked by your operating carrier and its operating system are compatible with eSIM, failure to do so may result in activation failure, and refunds will not be granted -iOS requires version 12.1 or later; please note that iPhones sold in China do not support eSIM and certain cell phones sold in Hong Kong and Macao do not support eSIM. Japan Unlimited Prepaid Data Roaming eSIM 1. Unlimited Data 0.5GB/1GB/2GB - (Daily reset every 24 hours, speed reduce to 128kbps after exceeding data plan) 2. Unlimited 5GB/10GB/15GB/20GB/30GB/50GB High-Speed Data (speed reduced to 128kbps after exceeding data plan) This eSIM is data only. It does not include a phone number to make phone calls or send SMS messages. Please note that iPhones sold in China do not support eSIM and certain mobile phones sold in Hong Kong and Macao do not support eSIM. If you have any questions, please contact customer service, preferably before booking.

esim Japan data plan

9. esim Japan data plan

Uncover the magic of Japan while staying effortlessly connected with ConnectPhone's 10GB/Unlimited eSIM. our eSIM ensures that you stay connected to the world while you explore the beauty and vibrancy of Japan . Our eSIM provides a hefty 10GB/Unlimited of high-speed data, making it ideal for travelers who need a reliable internet connection for navigating, streaming, sharing their experiences on social media, or staying connected with family and work. Available in 7 and 30 days options, our eSIM package lets you select the best plan for your travel duration. Whether you're embarking on a brief tour or an extended European adventure, we've got you covered. Available for both 7 and 30 days durations, our eSIM package offers you the flexibility to choose a plan that best fits your travel timeline. No matter how long you decide to travel we've got a plan that ensures your online connectivity.

Ise: Ise Grand Shrine Private Guided Tour

10. Ise: Ise Grand Shrine Private Guided Tour

Choose either the 6 or 4-hour tour option to fit your schedule. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification which is issued by the Japanese government requires good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history. The city houses Japan’s most sacred Shinto shrine that is about 2000 years old. The shrine is the center of major religious and spiritual activities. The Ise trip is incomplete without paying respect to the supreme deity Amaterasu Omikami (the sun goddess). You will also come across the traditional Japanese foods and history while visiting Okage Yokocho street. Begin your pilgrimage from the Outer Shrine at Ise Grand Shrine and walk through the shrine grounds which have a history of 1500 years and are in beautiful harmony with nature. Visit Oharai-machi where is a town with some distinctive houses of Ise which run along the river from Uji Bridge. There are rows of historical buildings that manage souvenir shops and restaurants. Go down a side street located in a part of Oharai-machi. Old homes ranging from the Edo Era to the Meiji Era were moved here so that there are about 60 stores that have been restored to provide that old-fashioned elegance. The area is rich with dishes that can only be found here such as the famous Ise udon and the confection known as Akafuku. You can enjoy shopping and lunch here. Tour the Inner Shrine which boasts a 2000-year history. This is a sacred area enshrining the Sun Goddess Amaterasu, the ancestor of the Imperial Family. Uji Bridge which stretches to the entrance to the Inner Shrine is said to be the gateway from the regular world to the holy world. Most popular places to visit on this tour: Ise Grand Shrine(Naiku/Geku) Okage Yokocho Ise Meotoiwa Meoto Yokocho Most popular 6-hours itinerary in Ise area: 9:00 am Meet up with your guide at your hotel 9:30 am Ise Jingu Geku 11:30 am Oharai-machi 12:00 pm Lunch at Okage Yokocho 13:30 pm Ise Jingu Naiku 15:00 pm Tour end

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