in Takayama, Japan

Shirakawago Charter Car Tour (Takayama departure) with English-speaking Driver


Takayama, Japan

230.75 USD

1 - 15

4 hrs


From $230.75 USD
per person

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Overview
  • Explore the beautiful mountain settlement of Shirakawa-go via chartered vehicle exclusively for you and your travelmates. Our English-speaking driver will take you first 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!

Location
  • Around:
    • Takayama, Japan
  • Pickup: Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide will pick you up at your hotel or anywhere else you want around Takayama.


Categories
  • Cultural Tours
  • Historical & Heritage Tours
  • Luxury Tours
  • Private Sightseeing Tours
  • Half-day Tours
  • Bus & Minivan Tours

Time of Tour
  • Departure at: 9:00 AM
  • Duration: 4 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $230.75
  • Size: 1 - 15 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English - Guide

Inclusion
  • Licensed Local Guide.
    Private transportation.
    Air-conditioned vehicle.
    Hotel Pick up and Drop-off.
    Free Photos.
    Fuel surcharge

Exclusion
  • Parking fee : 1,000JPY.
    Highway fee : 1,680JPY.
    Entrance fee (for yourself).
    Lunch.
    Entry/Admission - Ogimachi

Cancellation
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties

Shirakawago Charter Car Tour (Takayama departure) with English-speaking Driver

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Shirakawago, 517 Hatogaya, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5629 Gifu Prefecture

The Shirakawa-go (白川郷, Shirakawagō) and neighboring Gokayama (五箇山) regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old.

Gassho-zukuri means "constructed like hands in prayer", as the farmhouses' steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The architectural style developed over many generations and is designed to withstand the large amounts of heavy snow that falls in the region during winter. The roofs, made without nails, provided a large attic space used for cultivating silkworms.

Ogimachi, Shirakawa-go's largest village and main attraction, makes a good day trip from Takayama, or a stop on the bus journey between Takayama and Kanazawa. The best way to experience the town, however, is to stay overnight at one of the farmhouses, many of which now serve as minshuku.

Gokayama is a little more difficult to access and requires a change of buses in Ogimachi. Less developed and less crowded than Shirakawa-go, its villages are smaller, more intimate and with less intrusion from modern buildings. Gokayama's nicest villages are Suganuma and Ainokura.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Ogimachi Shirakawa-go, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627 Gifu Prefecture

Ogimachi, Shirakawa-go's largest village and main attraction, makes a good day trip from Takayama, or a stop on the bus journey between Takayama and Kanazawa. The best way to experience the town, however, is to stay overnight at one of the farmhouses, many of which now serve as minshuku.

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Additional Information

Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Wheelchair accessible.
Stroller accessible.
Near public transportation.
Transportation is wheelchair accessible.
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible.
Most travelers can participate.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Reviews

5.0 stars, based on 1 reviews
Frances K
Frances K

Excellent guide. He was friendly and professional. Was able to see a little bit of everything. VIsit to Takayama and Shirakawa go was worth going.

20/12/2019
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