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

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Takayama Bridge
Traditional Gassho-style Houses in Shirakawa-go
Takayama Bridge
Traditional Gassho-style Houses in Shirakawa-go

What To Expect

Don't restrict your historical experience to just the main sites that people visit! Go to World Heritage-listed Shirakawago and Kanazawa!


Tours in Japan from Takayama
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Hida Hotel Plaza in Takayama
3 days / 2 nights
Thursday and Saturday at 3:00 PM
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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 Kanazawa, home of Kenroku Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and admire the ceramics at Kutaniyaki.

Day 1: Takayama

  • Yatai Kaikan (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall) (30 min) - This popular facility displays some of the colorfully decorated festival floats used in the famous Takayama Festival. Enjoy seeing the many intricately made floats. If sightseeing facilities at Takayama, Shirakawago or Kanazawa are closed, the tour will be taken to alternative destinations.

  • Kusakabe Heritage House (20 min) - Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.

  • Kami-Sannomachi (30 min) - Located in Takayama's old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.

  • Arrive at Hida Hotel Plaza - Feel free to enjoy a relaxing soak in the communal bath at this comfortable hotel.

Day 2: Takayama - Shirakawago - Gokoyama - Kanazawa

  • Takayama Morning Market (40 min) - Enjoy walking around the bustling Takayama Morning Market, where a wide array of local specialties and other products are available.

  • Shirakawago Observatory (15 min) - Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawago. Great for photography!

  • Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse) (60 min) - This is one of the thatch-roofed houses, also registered as a World Heritage Site. Look around and be fascinated by the culture and history of the village.

  • Lunch (45 min) - Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes (no vegetarian dishes) you can only enjoy in the countryside.

  • Arrive at Hotel in Kanazawa City - From Shirakawago, head to Kanazawa by bus or expressway bus.

Day 3: Kanazawa

  • Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District (40 min) - Visit a former residence of a samurai family from the Kaga Domain. Admire the traditional architecture and gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden.

  • Kenrokuen Garden (60 min) - This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens. It offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

  • Higashi Chaya–gai (40 min) - Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.

  • Hakuza Honten (30 min) - Feel free to purchase handicrafts, accessories, cosmetics and other items made with gold leaf.

Tour disbands on arrival at Kanazawa station between 12:00-14:00.

Hotel Accommodation

Tourist Class: Hida Hotel Plaza (Standard room) in Takayama on Day 1; Hotel Kanazawa (Standard room) in Kanazawa on Day 2

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


  • Services of an English-speaking guide


  • Meals and drinks (unless specified)

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • 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 prepare casual clothes and comfortable shoes. Also, please bring an overcoat or warm clothes from the chilly month of October to the snowy month of February.

  • You are requested to let us know where you will be staying prior to/following the finalization of your booking.

  • Lake Miboro may be skipped if there is heavy snow.

  • Depending upon traffic, weather conditions, or other operational needs, a motorcoach may be used to transfer from Nagoya Station to Takayama Station.

  • The staff will not be meeting you at Nagoya Station on Day 3.

  • A holiday surcharge is applicable for the following 2017 departure dates: 08 January, 10 February, 19 March, 28 to 30 April, 01 to 08 May, 16 July, 10 August, 17 and 22 September, 08 October, 02 and 22 November and 22 December. Please inquire.

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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