Shirakawa-go and Takayama (Without Lunch)

One Day Bus Tour with English Speaking Staff

Designated departure dates between December 11th and 18th

Meitetsu Bus Center 4F Meeting at 08:10 /Return at around 19:50


¥6,800tax incl.

Tour Fee 6,800yen/per person(aged 12 or older)

Child (aged 2-11): 5,800yen/ person

Infant (0-1 year old cannot participate)

*The tour may be cancelled or the free time in Shirakawa-go may need to be shortened or omitted according to traffic condition due to weather such as heavy snow.

*Depending on how much snow falls, the winter scenery may vary from day to day.

*Wearing grip-sole winter boots is strongly recommended.

*Free Wi-Fi & Outlet are available on the bus. (There are some areas on the way where Wi-Fi may not be working.)

*This tour is operated by a Japanese tour guide in Japanese. For foreign visitors, English-speaking staff will accompany to give them some basic information such as meeting place and time, but not detailed sightseeing information. Tourist information handouts written in Chinese and English will also be provided.

*This tour itinerary of Shirakawa-go and Takayama does not include lunch.

*Visiting the observatory deck is not included in the winter season.

*The returning time may be delayed due to traffic congestion.

*The customers cannot request any specific seat, and generally the foreign visitors will be seated at the back of the bus for convenience.

*Infant (0-1 year old) cannot participate as the seat-belt cannot be fastened securely and properly.

Takayama, Gifu Prefecture

A city that has become the largest city in Japan since 2005, Takayama, and its area is equivalent to 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

A 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.

Sightseeing Rickshaw

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! (4,000 yen~/15 minutes for 2 persons~)

Takayama Showa Museum

Let’s experience and learn what Japan looked like in 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 the certain period of time, which is highly important in the history of human being. “
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.

Tour Itinerary

Meeting at Meitetsu Bus Center 4F Nagoya Sta.
Break (Rest Area)
Arriving at Takayama
Free time in Takayama (Approximately 150 minutes)
Lunch is not included. Please enjoy eating out in the old town area of Takayama.
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 Gassho Village (Approximately 100 minutes)
You will come into the actual Gassho-zukuri farmhouse! Please feel the Japanese culture from experience!
*An admission ticket to a Gassho-zukuri farmhouse is included! (You may select one from Wada house, Kanda house, or Nagase house.)
*The tour itinerary of Shirakawa-go and Takayama for winter time does not include the observatory deck in Shirakawa-go.
Break (Rest Area)
Return to Meitetsu Bus Center 4F Nagoya Sta.
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, etc.)


Name of chartered bus company Meitetsu Kanko Bus
Place of departure Meitetsu Bus Center 4F, Nagoya Station
Tour guide Japanese-speaking tour guide, English-speaking staff
Meal Excluded
The tour fee includes Bus fare, an admission ticket to a farmhouse in
Shirakawa-go, sightseeing maps, sightseeing handouts, Wi-Fi, outlet
* No refunds for unused tour items.
Tour duration Approximately 11 hours 35 minutes.
Minimum number of participants required for departure 1 person.
Departures of this tour are guaranteed with one person.
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
Meitetsu Jingumae Station West Building 8F, 3-6-34 Jingu, Atsuta-ku,
Nagoya City, 456-0031

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Need to Know

1.Please be advised that this tour is designed for Japanese citizens and dasically operated by a Japanese tour guide in Japanese.
For foreign visitors,English and Chinese tourist information handout will be provided.
and English-speaking staff will also accompany to give you the basic information such as meeting place and time, but not detailed sightseeing information.
2.The customers cannot request any specific seat, and generally the foreign visitors will be seated at the back of the bus for convenience. Additionally,
if the customers apply with an odd numder of people, they may be asked to be seated next to someone who they do not know.
3.In the case of heavy snow,or other dangerous weather conditions, the tour may be cancelled.
In this case, we will inform the participants about the cancellation by email and on Facebook and Twitter by a day before or in the early morning of your tour date.
4.The tour itinerary may need to be adjusted due to traffic or weather conditions.
5.The returning time may be delayed due to traffic congestion.
6.Refunds will not be given to any of the changes, shortening of the time or omitting of the tour itinerary due to aforementioned reasons.
7.The amount of snowfall may differ depends on the weather.
8.Bringing thick winter clothes and wearing winter boots are strongly recommended.
9.This tour is NOT designed for watching the Light-Up event in Shirakawa-go.
10.Some of the shops in Shirakawa-go are closed during winter. Thank you in advance for your understanding.