Takayama World Heritage Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa 3-Day Tour from Nagoya

The pacing and coverage of the trip was very relaxing, impressive and scenic, being our first time in Japan. Truly, it brought out the cultural and traditional beauty of Japan. We were so happy and appreciative of the excellent and efficient service of our tour guide, Kasuko. ...Roxanne E., Philippines – See more reviews
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Gassho-style Houses in Cultural Heritage Site Shirakawa-go
Takayama Red Nakabashi Bridge

What To Expect

From Nagoya, go on a three day tour to see what Takayama, Shirakawago and Kanazawa has to offer.


Tours in Japan from Nagoya
Departs From:
Meeting Point:
Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel Terminal
3 days / 2 nights
Monday at 11:20 AM
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Don't restrict your historical experience to just the main sites that people visit!

See Takayama, known as "Little Kyoto," and its preserved historical structures and environment. Mingle with the locals at the thatched roofed village of Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage site. Visit Kanagawa, home of Kenroku Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and admire the ceramics at Kutaniyaki.

Day 1. Nagoya - Takayama

Assemble at Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel at 11:20 and board a limited express for Takayama. Visit Takayama Yatai Kaikan Hall where colorfully decorated traditional festival floats are displayed, the Kusakabe Folkcraft Museum which was formerly the residence of powerful merchants under government patronage, and Kami Sannomachi Street where traditional Japanese wooden houses are preserved.

Day 2. Takayama - Shirakawago - Kanazawa

Take a scenic drive by Lake Miboro and along Shogawa River to Shirakawago, which is a designated World Heritage site. Take a look at its unique structures called gassho-zukuri, or joined-hands farmhouses. Proceed to Gokoyama, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Arrive at Kanazawa between 17:30 and 18:30.

Day 3. Kanazawa - Nagoya

In the morning, visit Higashichaya street before proceeding to Tentokuin Temple. Then head to the Former Samurai Residence (Nomura) before visiting Kenrokuen Garden, one of Japan's three most beautiful gardens. In the afternoon, board a limited express to Nagoya. Arrive in Nagoya between 17:00 and 18:00.

Hotel Accommodation

Tourist Class: Hida Hotel Plaza (Standard room) in TAKAYAMA day 1; Kanazawa Miyako Hotel in KANAZAWA day 2

*Hotels are subject to availability and may be substituted with similar accommodations if not available. This will be confirmed on your voucher.


  • English-speaking guide service


  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please note

  • Rates quoted are for the listed hotels and are subject to change depending on availability.

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge, provided they sit on an adult's lap. If they need a seat, they will be charged (child rates).

  • We recommend you to prepare casual attire and comfortable shoes suitable for the walking tour on day 1, and also to bring an overcoat or any warm clothing for the winter season from October, chilly month, to February, snowy month.

  • This tour is offered for travelers from overseas only.

  • Lake Miboro may be skipped due to heavy snow in winter.

  • Depending on traffic/weather condition or other operational reasons, the motorcoach will be used for transfer from Nagoya station to Takayama station.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 9 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 30% Cancellation Fee (70% reimbursement): between 3 to 8 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 2 days or less prior to date of activity.

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