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Takayama and Shirakawago 1 Day Bus Tour from Nagoya

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  • Travel back in time while strolling in Takayama

  • A cheap way to explore Takayama and Shirakawa-go in one day

  • See the last remaining authentic Japanese rural village

  • Visit a UNESCO world heritage site

  • Great views of rice paddies and traditional buildings

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Round-trip bus fare

  • What's included

    Live tour guide in English or Chinese

  • What's excluded


Know Before You Book

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  • The tour schedule may change due to weather or traffic

  • English and Chinese commentary might be given in the same bus

  • Children 2 and under are free, provided they do not occupy a seat or need a meal.

What you can expect

On this tour our bus will take you from Nagoya to the historical town of Takayama and the UNESCO world heritage village of Shirakawa-go, the two most important sites of central Japan.

In Takayama, you will have the chance to explore the nostalgic Sanmachi Suji District, characterized by the traditional buildings made with fine wood work.
The streets of this district are lined with traditional houses, shops, restaurants, cafes and sake breweries, where you can have some free tasting of the local spirits.

A 30 minute-ride will take you to Shirakawa-go village, one of the few places in Japan that resisted to the country's modernization.
The old gassho-zukuri (thached-roof) style houses are spotted around this mountain village. Surrounded by rice paddies, you can breath the atmosphere of old, rural Japan. Located in a mountainous region that was cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time, villages like this one subsisted on the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. The large houses with their steeply pitched thatched roofs are the only examples of their kind in Japan.

You will surely be impressed by the contrast of tradition and modernity, when you will get back to Nagoya in the evening.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Temperature checks available
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitizer provided
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Activity Location

  • Shirakawago
  • Shirakawa Gifu 501-5600

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Nagoya VIP Lounge
    • Nagoya-shi Aichi-ken 453-0015

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