Takayama Shirakawago One Day Tour from Nagoya
- Tour duration: 12 hours and 30 minutes
- Tour conductor speaking English, Japanese, and Chinese
Discovering the Charming Old Streets of Takayama The old townscape of Takayama is a must-visit tourist spot in Hida Takayama. It is always bustling with visitors, irrespective of the time of your visit. The old streets are characterized by trellised latticework, irrigation canals flowing under the eaves, and "sakebayashi" - a signboard made of cedar leaves - hanging down at sake breweries. The eaves are lined with noren curtains of long-established stores and the large doors of townhouses, further enhancing the place's charm.
Hida Shirakawa-go - Japan's Hidden Gem Gassho-zukuri is a traditional architectural style thatched roof building. The Gassho-zukuri village in Hida Shirakawa-go is a World Heritage Site known for its over 100 Gassho-zukuri buildings of various sizes that are still inhabited. You can also explore other tourist attractions highlighting traditional wisdom and techniques, including Hirase Onsen, known for its hot springs from the sacred mountain Hakusan.
08:30 AM: Meeting and departure from Nagoya Ekimae Mini Stop Meieki Tsubakicho store
[Meeting and Departure at the Mini Stop Meieki Tsubakicho Store] Address: 1st floor, CORE Meieki Building, 5-10 Tsubaki-cho, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 453-0015 Access: https://maps.app.goo.gl/T9N8QZttV41XNMGZ9 ・Ministop Convenience Store (Nagoya West Exit Bic Camera Back Exit)
11:00 AM: Stroll through the old townscape of Hida Takayama and feel like you have traveled back in time to the Edo period. This will take approximately 180 minutes, including lunchtime.
3:00 PM: Visit Shirakawa-go Gassan Village, the third village registered as a World Heritage Site. It's like a kingdom of streams and forests, and you can feel the beauty of nature here. This will take approximately 120 minutes. Tickets for the Kanda family are not included but are recommended. Shirakawa-go's limited winter illuminations are held a few times yearly, making it seem like a fairy-tale world.
5:00 PM: Departure from Shirakawa-go and return to Nagoya Station.
7:30 PM: Arrival at Nagoya Station.