GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!WithGoGuide
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!

UNESCO World Heritage SHIRAKWAGO 1 Day tour from Kanazawa

Day Trip
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!Kanazawa
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!English, Chinese (Simplified)
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!7 hours
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!Private tour (only you and your group)
GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!Up to 6 people

Shirakawago was designated as UNESCO World Hetitage site in 1995. There are 60 Gassho-Zukuri farmhouses and about 40 Gassho-style storages in the village. The shape of big slanted roofs resembles in the gesture of bringing arms and hands together in prayer. This gesture is called Gassho in Japanese. We will visit Shiroyama observation deck, a typical Gassho farmhouse inside, and stroll through the village.

Kanazawa Tour Guide - Yoji K.
Yoji K.
5.00 / 5
(16 reviews)
08:30 AM

Meeting Point

At your hotel

09:00 AM

JR Kanazawa station

9:10 Depart Kanazawa

10:35 Arrive at Shirakawago


We take a bus to Shirakawago for 1.5 hours

10:40 AM

Arrival at Shirakawago

We walk around Shirakawago

01:50 PM

Shirakawago

We take a bus back to Kanazawa

03:00 PM

JR Kanazawa station

I will take you to yout hotel or wherever you want me to drop off.

Ending Point

At your hotel

Want to personalize this tour?

  • Our tours can be customized according to your needs and preferences
  • Click below to tell us what you are looking for:

Inclusions & Exclusions

GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
What‘s included

Guide fee, hotel pick-up

GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
What‘s not included

Bus fee (you and the guide): 5,200 yen for roundtrip between Kanazawa and Shirakawago

Lunch: 1,500 - 2,000 yen

Entrance fee: 300 - 600yen, depending on how many house you would visit.

Tour Important Information

1, This tour basically starts and ends in Kanazawa.

If you like to change the last destination, not Kanazawa, please feel free to ask me.

As your option, I also can guide you Gifu, Takayama, in next day. 1st day: Shirakawago 2nd day: Gifu Takayama


2, The bus going to Shirakawago is very popular. We may need to reserve in advance.

Depending on which bus we could reserve, our starting and ending time would be changed. It is advisable to book at least one week advance to confirm this tour due to the bus ticket's popularity.

Cancellation Policy

  • GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
    Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
    50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • GoWithGuideFind your perfect tour guide at GoWithGuide. Relax and cherish unforgettable tours with loved ones. Create personalized tours for a truly memorable trip!
    No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Kanazawa Tour Reviews

L

Linda W.

5 / 5
Apr 14, 2024

Personalized A Half Day Tour in Kanazawa

Kanazawa
4 hours

Kanazawa with a local/world traveler

Yoji gave us a fantastic experience touring Kanazawa at the height of cherry blossom season. He taught us about the places and their history and guided us effortlessly through the park, the samurai district and the geisha district, but also provided us answers to all of our questions about living in this region and in Japan. Since he has lived in many different countries before he came back to be near his family, he had interesting perspectives, including having spent number of years in the United States. Even before we came to visit, he called local restaurant on our behalf and made a reservation and made other great suggestions. The visit simply would not have been as wonderful without him. Highly recommended.

Linda W.

Thank you very much for your great comment and review on me. I had a wonderful moment with you all in the tour. If I could help you to understand Japan and Kanazawa, I’m more than happy with that. It was perfect time to see cherry blossoms everywhere in Kanazawa. Please enjoy your rest of your trip in Japan. Have a wonderful holidays in Japan!

P

Phillip C.

5 / 5
Apr 13, 2024

Kanazawa Must-See Places One Day Tour

Kanazawa
8 hours

Kanazawa on day two in Japan

Yoji, Was just delightful, a very intelligent man with a great understanding of his town. Also, very adept at given is opinions and thoughts to some out of the ordinary question we asked. Took us to the very places we wanted to see and a very quant restaurant that the locals would eat at for one of the best meals we had on your trip. Also, a recommendation for some Kobe beef at a nearby restaurant by our hotel was just brilliant. In summary couldn't have been better Five stars *****

Phillip C.

Thank you very much for such a great review and comment! It was pleasure to meet both of you. I had a great day and the tour with you. I’m glad that you liked the tour, lunch and the restaurant I recommend for dinner. I hope to see you again maybe in Australia. It was great meeting you.

Best day ever!

Yoji was an amazing guide who was happy to accommodate our family’s multiple requests. He knew all the best shops, food, and highlights, and we genuinely loved his company. It made for a wonderful day out. Thank you!

Dan S.

Thank you very much for such a wonderful review and comment. I hope your family and you enjoyed Shirakawago and Takayama visit, especially street foods in Takayama! I look forward to visiting Japan next time and see you next time! Safe trip to Kyoto! Thank you for choosing me as your guide. Best regards, Yoji K

$284/ per group

More tours by Yoji K.

Kanazawa Must-See Places One Day Tourcover image

Kanazawa Must-See Places One Day Tour

Kanazawa
7 hours 30 min

I am originally from Kanazawa and I would like to tailor your Kanazawa tour only for you. Kanazawa is different from cosmopolitan cities like Tokyo and Osaka, but you can see well preserved Japanese culture and history. Please feel free to contact me what you want to visit and see. I will make an itenerary based on your request. Here is my propsosed itinerary but I am very flexible on it.

FROM$323/ per group
Personalized A Half Day Tour in Kanazawacover image

Personalized A Half Day Tour in Kanazawa

Kanazawa
4 hours

This is a personalized tour for people or group who want to explore Kanazawa in a half day (4hour). Kanazawa attractions: Kenrokuen park, Kanazawa castle park, Nagamachi Samurai District, Higashi Tea (Geisha) Street, Nomura house and so on. You can choose starting time at either 9am or 1pm. The Itinerary is one example. This tour is very FLEXIBLE AND DESIGNED ONLY FOR YOU.

FROM$168/ per group
UNESCO World Heritage SHIRAKWAGO 1 Day tour from Kanazawacover image

UNESCO World Heritage SHIRAKWAGO 1 Day tour from Kanazawa

Kanazawa
7 hours

Shirakawago was designated as UNESCO World Hetitage site in 1995. There are 60 Gassho-Zukuri farmhouses and about 40 Gassho-style storages in the village. The shape of big slanted roofs resembles in the gesture of bringing arms and hands together in prayer. This gesture is called Gassho in Japanese. We will visit Shiroyama observation deck, a typical Gassho farmhouse inside, and stroll through the village.

FROM$284/ per group
【PRIVATE CAR TOUR】A full day tour to UNESCO World Heritage, SHIRAKAWAGO & Old town, TAKAYAMAcover image

【PRIVATE CAR TOUR】A full day tour to UNESCO World Heritage, SHIRAKAWAGO & Old town, TAKAYAMA

Kanazawa
9 hours

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawago, renowned for its breathtaking Gassho-style thatched-roof houses, offering a glimpse into Japan's rural life and traditions. Then we go to Takayama boasting a beautifully preserved Edo Period historical center called 'Sannomachi'. Wander its charming streets lined with Edo Period buildings housing museums, galleries, sake breweries, and craft shops. Immerse yourself in Japan's rich history and traditional charm.

FROM$614/ per group

Popular Tours in Kanazawa

Kanazawa One Day Tourcover image

Kanazawa One Day Tour

Kanazawa
7 hours

The city of Kanazawa is very compact and you will be able to feel the appearance of the ancient samurai days in the feudal period as strolling the town and streets.

FROM$290/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoshie K.
Yoshie K.
5.00 / 5
(31 reviews)
UNESCO World Heritage SHIRAKWAGO 1 Day tour from Kanazawacover image

UNESCO World Heritage SHIRAKWAGO 1 Day tour from Kanazawa

Kanazawa
7 hours

Shirakawago was designated as UNESCO World Hetitage site in 1995. There are 60 Gassho-Zukuri farmhouses and about 40 Gassho-style storages in the village. The shape of big slanted roofs resembles in the gesture of bringing arms and hands together in prayer. This gesture is called Gassho in Japanese. We will visit Shiroyama observation deck, a typical Gassho farmhouse inside, and stroll through the village.

FROM$284/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Yoji K.
Yoji K.
5.00 / 5
(16 reviews)
Shirakawa-go Villagecover image

Shirakawa-go Village

Kanazawa
8 hours

In Shirakawa-go, there remain about 110 thatched houses with steep raftered roofs which look like a pair of hands held togethered in prayer. The steep roofs are inclined at 60 degrees from the horizontal. you can see the whole image of the village from the observatory in Ogimachi Park. The bus fare between Takayama and Shirakawa-go on a round trip is 4,420JPY/person. while from Takayama to Kanazawa through Shirakawa-go is 3,390JPY/person.

FROM$246/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Hideo Y.
Hideo Y.
4.52 / 5
(143 reviews)
Kanazawa Full Enjoyment of One Night & Two Days Tour from Tokyocover image

Kanazawa Full Enjoyment of One Night & Two Days Tour from Tokyo

Kanazawa
2 days

This tour is one night, two days tour in Kanazawa that include various tour spots such as Kenrokuen-garden, Kanazawa castle, Samurai residence, Higashi Chaya district and Ohmimachi market. You can have an impressive experience by watching the remains of castle town established by a local feudal load ;Toshiie Maeda. Kanazawa is called “Little Kyoto” as a town having traditional beauty like Kyoto.

FROM$627/ per group
Japan Tour Guide - Kashima H.
Kashima H.
4.63 / 5
(68 reviews)