Shirakawa-go & Takayama for May and June

One Day Bus Tour with English Speaking Staff

Shirakawa-go & Takayama for Spring 2024 ★Departure guaranteed★

Meitetsu Bus Center 4F Departure at 7:50/Return around 19:50



EVERYDAY DEPARTURE GURANTEED ※Except for several days.

8,000 JPYtax incl.

Tour Fee/per person: Meal excluded
Infant(0-1 year old): Free of charge(*Infant on the lap of an adult)



*When making the reservation, the payment by credit card is required.

*This tour may be cancelled, or free time in Takayama / Shirakawago might need to be shortened or drastically changed according to traffic congestions or weather conditions.

※Visiting the observatory deck is not included in this tour.

Takayama, Gifu Prefecture

A city that has become the largest city in Japan since 2005, Takayama, and its area is equivalent to the entire Tokyo metropolis. Since Tayakama used to be a capital of Hida-no-kuni province, it is often called a small Kyoto of Hida Region. The city of which the traditional merchants’ culture is still alive even today has various tourist attractions.

Miyagawa Asaichi

It Is composed of more than 60 stalls selling various fresh vegetables, fruits, and Japanese pickled vegetables on the 350-meter (1148 ft) long river side of Miyagawa River that floats in the center of the city.

Takayama Jinya

This used to be a local governor’s office during the Edo period (1603 – 1868.) There once were more than 60 buildings similar to Takayama Jinya in Japan, however it is the only one existing today.

Miyagawa Asaichi

Rickshaw or Jinriki-sha is a traditional, small and light vehicle with two wheels that is pulled by one person on foot. Ride a rickshaw and enjoy the view of the old town with the energetic and tough rickshaw guy’s guidance! 

Miyagawa Asaichi

Let’s experience and learn what Japan looked like in the 1950s-1960s of Showa Era (1926-1989)! Lose yourself among the delightful mishmash of endless objects, from movie posters to cars and everything between, lovingly presented in a series of themed rooms.

Takayama is also known for its delicious local cuisines. Here is just a few of the recommended foods.
These are some of the super popular local specialties of Takayama! Please try them when you visit there.

Shirakawa-go, Gifu Prefecture

​Village of Shirakawa-go was registered as an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1995 for being “a remarkable example of the view or accumulations of a certain form of buildings and architectural techniques that illustrate a certain period of time, which is highly important in the history of human beings.”
The center of the Gassho-zukuri communities is in the slightly northern side of the central area: Ogimachi District. You will learn the wisdom of traditional ways of living together with nature at the interactive facilities or historical museums of the local traditional cultures.

To go inside those Gassho-zukuri houses, an admission for a Gassho-zukuri farmhouse is required.

Deai Bridge

Deai Bridge connects the Gassho village of Shirakawa-go and the Seseragi Parking Lot. Tourists will cross this bridge to arrive at Shirakawa-go. The miraculous bridge may make you feel as if you are travelling back in time from modern society.

Tour Itinerary

Meet at Meitetsu Bus Center 4F
Arriving at Takayama
Free time in Takayama (Approximately 150 minutes)
You will enjoy the antique streets and culture. Since Takayama is also known as a town of delicious local cuisines, you will also be delighted at eating out and shopping for souvenirs.
Arriving at Shirakawa-go
Free time in Shirakawa-go (approximately 120 minutes.)
You will need entrance fee to go into the actual Gassho-zukuri farmhouse! Please feel the Japanese culture from experience!
※Visiting the observatory deck is not included in this tour.
Return to Meitetsu Bus Center 4F Nagoya Station
Travel Tips
After you come back, please enjoy the gourmet cuisines and shopping in Nagoya.
Please enjoy the specialties of Nagoya such as Taiwan Ramen, Miso-Katsu, Tebasaki, Hitsumabushi (A traditional Nagoya's dish of white rice topped with grilled eel)


Name of chartered bus company Meitetsu Kanko Bus
Place of departure Nagoya Sta. Meitetsu Bus Center 4F
Tour guide Japanese-speaking tour guide, English-speaking staff
Meal No meal.
The tour fee includes Bus fare, sightseeing maps.
※No refunds for guests who are asked to leave or skip meal.
Payment methods A credit card is required at time of booking.
Tour Duration Approximately 11 hours 50 minutes
Minimum number of
participants required for departure
1 person (Departure guaranteed)
Planning and Execution of Tour MEITETSU KANKO BUS
member of the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)
Licensed Travel Agent under the Japan Tourism Agency, License No. 1857
2-3-5 Nishihioki, Nakagawa-ku, Nagoya City, Aichi, JAPAN 454-0004

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Need to Know

1. Please be advised that this tour is designed for Japanese citizens and basically conducted by a Japanese tour guide in Japanese. For foreign visitors, English or Chinese tourist information handout will be provided.
2. The customers cannot request any specific seat, and generally the foreign visitors will be seated at the back of the bus for convenience. A group with more than 10 people may be asked to be assigned to the seats at the back. Additionally, if the customers apply with an odd number of people, they may be asked to be seated next to the other guest.
3. Depending on the weather conditions, the tour may be cancelled. In this case, we will inform you about it by email and on Facebook a day before your tour date.
4. The tour itinerary may need to be adjusted and the returning time may be delayed due to traffic or weather conditions.
5. Refunds will not be given for any itinerary changes, such as shortening the duration or leaving the tour group for personal reasons.
6. A credit card is required at time of booking.