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Two days Door to D Tour of Takayama, Shirakawa-Go from Tokyo

Day Trip

Yuki K.

4.72(271) reviews
Tokyo
English
2 days
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 5 people

On the first day, we will take Shinkansen and JR express from Tokyo to Takayama, where we will visit a shopping street with many traditional houses and stay at a hotel. On the second day, we will take a half day bus tour for foreigners to Shirakawa-Go which is a famous world heritage where many Gasho style houses are maintained as a village. My guiding fee doesn't include the transportation and lodging costs of you and the guide; about 40,000 JPY per adult.

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Meeting Point

At your hotel lobby

{1st Day}

08:00

At your hotel

I will pick you up at your hotel near the reception. (The pick-up time depends on where you stay.)

08:30

8:50-10:31 Tokyo to Nagoya by the Shinkansen

We will take the bullet train from Tokyo at 8:50AM to Nagoya. I will book our train with the seats on the Mt. Fuji view side so please pay me 27,000 JPY per adult for our round trip (you and the guide) in cash. If you want to buy our tickets at the ticket office with your credit card, we won't get good seats together as the bullet trains are busy with business trips in the morning.

10:30

10:48-13:10 Nagano to Takayama by Wide view Express Train

We will take a local express train at Nagoya. You can enjoy the view of the Kiso river while eating your lunch on the train. (Lunch Box about 1,000 JPY)

13:00

13:10-13:30 Hotel check-in

We will check-in our hotel near Takayama station to leave our luggage.

14:00

14:00-18:00 Takayama

Takayama used to be an important checkpoint in the Edo period and many traditional houses are restored as shops of the local products. We will stay in this area for about 4 hours, visiting Takayama Festival Float Museum (optional: 900 JPY) and Takayama Jinya Checkpoint (optional: 430 JPY).

18:00

18:00-20:00 Dinner

You must taste Hida Beef! (from 2,000 JPY)

Stay at the Hotel in Takayama

{2nd Day}

07:00

7:00-7:30 Breakfast at the Hotel

08:00

8:00-12:00 Taking a bus tour for foreigners to Shirakawa-Go

Shirakawa-Go is a famous world heritage where many Gasho style houses are maintained as a village. You can freely walk around there for 1.5 hours. (4,500/4,000 JPY per adult/child)

12:00

12:00-13:00 Lunch

We will have Takayama Ramen or Hida Noodle. (about 1,000 JPY)

13:00

13:15-14:47 Takayama to Toyama by the Shinkansen

We will take a local express train to Toyama. You can enjoy the view along the Kiso river with snacks and drinks.

15:00

15:10-17:52 Toyama to Tokyo by the Shinkansen

At Toyama station, we will change trains to take the Shinkansen to Tokyo.

18:30

At your hote in Tokyo

End of the tour (The ending time depends on where you stay.)

Ending Point

AT your hotel

What to Expect

You can explore the most popular local area in Japan, which is difficult to cover in ordinary travels.

Takayama used to be an important checkpoint in the Edo period and many traditional houses are restored as shops of the local products.

You can look for special souvenirs and try some Japanese sake & Hida beef.

Shirakawa-Go is a famous world heritage where many Gasho style houses are maintained as a village.

You can look around the village efficiently by taking the bus tour from Takayama.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

Hotel pick-up at your hotel in Tokyo

What‘s not included

The following costs per adult in JPY of you and the guide: 1. Transportation fee (about 27,000 per adult) 2. Lunch (from 1,000) 3. Dinner (from 2,000 without a drink) 4. Bus tour ticket (4,500/4,000 per adult/child) 5. Entrance fee (see each fee at the highlights) 6. Hotel room charge (from 9,000)

Important Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Japan has been closed to foreign travelers since 2020 March. Please ask me the availability of the tour, excluding the Live Zoom Tours, before you book it. I was vaccinated twice with the Pfizer ones.

My guiding fee doesn't include the transportation and lodging costs of you and the guide; about 40,000 JPY per adult.

You can't use the JR pass for this tour as I can't book all your trains with me at least one week before the tour.

You can't take this tour to visit Takayama festivals in spring and autumn as it will be too crowded and difficult to book a hotel.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

How do we find a hote at Takayama?

I will book the same hotel for you and me near to Takayama station.

Can we use JR pass?

No, you can't because I can't reserve our seats on the Shinkansen and the express train before the tour if you want to use the JR Pass.

What do we eat for lunch?

On the first day, we will eat a lunch box (Ekiben) with about 1,000 JPY in a train. On the second day, we will have a light meal near Takayama station with about 1,000 JPY.

What do we eat for dinner?

It is optional but I can take you to a local restaurant near the hotel which costs from 2,000 JPY without a drink.

Reviews

Masato N.

Dec 29, 2021

Excellent guide

Yuki is an excellent Zoom online guide. He is knowledgeable about Kamakura and very keen to guide me. I strongly recommend him to you.

Yuki K.

Dear Masato, Thank you for taking time to write such a good review of my tour. I hope my tour would be useful for making your own online tour. Best regards, Yuki

Bradley K.

Jul 24, 2021

Beautiful tour of Kamakura

Thankyou for your splendid tour Yuki. It was an enjoyable expierence and you are well versed in escapism.

Yuki K.

Dear Bradley, Thank you for giving me the remark with many stars. I hope this virtual tour will help you when you come to Japan in the future. Best regards, Yuki

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Debbie L.

Feb 4, 2020

Two great days in Tokyo

We are so grateful for two amazing days in Tokyo. We saw SO MUCH that we could not have managed by ourselves especially with the complicated subways! Yuki took us to so amazing spots that we could not have known about or seen so quickly in two days.

Yuki K.

Dear Debbie, Thank you for taking my tour. I am very happy if you enjoyed it. Please give my best regards to Dave, too. Yuki

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Andrew H.

Jan 25, 2020

Kyoto be Tokyo

An awesome day in Kyoto followed by some Tokyo highlights .. Yuki was an awesome guide - very knowledgeable, knew the best restaurants, public transport system, Japanese history and culture .. we enjoyed an awesome 2 days with him :) Thanks !

Yuki K.

Dear Andrew, Thank you for taking my tours. I was very much upset when I found that we were waiting at different places. But we met just before the departure of the Shinkansen and saw Mt. Fuji from the window of the train. We delayed for the tea ceremony in Kyoto, but you made it through and arrived Kinkaku-Ji temple before the sun set. It was a memorable tour for me, too. Please give my best regards to your family. Yuki

$437/ per group