World Heritage Site Tour in Shirakawago & Gokayama

Yuichi W.

4.42(12) reviews
Toyama
English, Japanese (Native)
8 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Why not visit the old villages with A-shaped houses by World Heritage Bus and get relaxed in the rustic mood of those villages? Those villages were developed in Edo period (during 17-19 century) and registered as one of UNESCO's World Heritage sites in 1995.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Takaoka station

Fine view of Ogimachi Village from observation hill

Visit (optionally) to A-shaped houses such as Wada-ke, Iwase-ke, Murakami-ke

Doburoku Festival Museum to try special sake called Doburoku (Shirakawago only)

Occasional events of Kokiriko folk dance festival (Gokayama only) *Please ask for the detail

Ending Point

Takaoka station

What to Expect

-You can travel to A-shaped (gassho-style) house village by World Heritage Bus operated between Shirakawago and Takaoka.

-You will have a great opportunity to get relaxed in rustic mood of those villages,

and find a charming doll known as sarubobo (monkey baby doll)

as well as small paper craft items made from traditional Japanese paper (washi) at souvenir shops in those villages.

-You can have opportunity to eat local specialties such as Hida-gyu beef, Tofu, soba noodles and skewered & charcoal-grilled river fish (iwana).

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee only

What‘s not included

Free Pass Ticket of World Heritage Bus (3,500JPY /adult), Entrance fee for Museums (300-500JPY /adult), Lunch, Transportation Allowance for Guide (4,220JPY)

Important Information

I can also guide you in Ishikawa, Gifu, Aichi if you support my transportation expense.

* Doburoku-Festival Museum is only open from April to November.

* If you think to visit those villages in winter, it is advisable to be dressed warmly.

* This tour is not beneficial for travelers only to visit only Shirakawago. If you are such a traveler, other tour can be recommended.

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

Reviews

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Gary C.

Dec 28, 2019

Great time at Gokayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa

Yuichi-san has been a great help right from the trip preparation. I did not have much time to own research and I relied on Yuichi-san's fantastic suggestions and planning for the itineraries, bus routes & schedules, etc. During the trip, Yuichi kept track of the time to ensure that I did not miss any buses but at the same time not to miss any of the great spots to visit and to take photos. I also enjoyed the cultural and historical information of the places that we visited. Thanks Yuichi-san for making this trip a stress-free one for me right from the planning and on the tour days. Not even the rain/ice/snow at Gokayama and Shirakawago could stop you from ensuring me having a good trip.

Yuichi W.

Thank you so much for writing quick review, my friend gary-san and Jessica-san. I think I did make every effort to have you spend a pleasant stay in Hokuriku region, partly including a little compensation for your luggage inconvenience in Kanazawa ;) Anyway, I'm glad to hear from you that you've enjoyed the whole itinerary even in unsatisfying weather condition. I love both Indonesia and Singapore. So I would definitely like to visit both countries someday. When that happens, it would be so great to have me as a guest to your countries. Finally, best wishes for two of you and have a pleasant journey afterwards in Japan! Yuichi

Steven d. H.

Oct 1, 2019

Shirakawgo Visit

Yuichi was very communicative and responsive. We would recommend Yuichi for your personal guide services.

Yuichi W.

Dear Steven-san, I appreciate your kind compliment! I was really honored to have such a nice family as yours. You made me feel like joining you to travel somewhere as your 3rd son :) Thank you again and best wishes for all!

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Lois V.

Jun 23, 2019

Trip to Takaoka

Yuichi was an amazing addition to our trip. Yuichi spent two days with our party of six and helped us navigate our trip to Takaoka which included a funeral service on Saturday. Yuichi was extremely helpful and informative. He readily became a part of our family. Yuichi was very flexible with his time and was so easy to work for several months before the actual trip. I highly recommend Yuichi for any services that you may need in Takaoka or Toyoma. When we return, we will definitely reconnect with Yuichi!

Yuichi W.

Hi Lois, so nice to hear from you again! I was absolutely happy to help you to communicate with your precious relatives in Takaoka and bring you to wonderful sight-seeing place such as Amaharashi and Zuiryuji temple. Thank you all for your patronage to our prefecture. If you still miss the taste of Masuzushi, please do not hesitate to visit me in Toyama next time! Finally, Best Wishes for your family members and your precious friend, Valerie.

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Daniel H.

May 3, 2019

3 days in kanazawa

Yuichi organized everything for us in a perfect manner , travelling to shirakawa go and showing us Kanazawa in details and always keeping the time in a accordance the schedule.he was very kind ,helpful and with good trip advices all the way.we recommend to use his service of guide to every one coming to this area Thank you Yuichi

Yuichi W.

Hi Daniel. I'm delighted to hear from you again and appreciate your warmest compliment. I was so pleased that I could introduce traditional Japanese culture in Kanazawa and Takayama. And I also enjoyed learning your culture and customs from you, which was great opportunity to me. I hope to see you again in your country. Best Wishes, Daniel and please say hello to jennie and solly.

$296/ per group

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