Shirakawago & Takayama All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour (Kanazawa DEP.)

Explore the beautiful mountain settlement of Shirakawa-go and Takayama via chartered vehicle exclusively for you. Your English-speaking driver will takes you to the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale village.

On this day trip departing from Kanazawa, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to wander around a unique village, stroll through historic streets, take in stunning mountain landscapes, and enjoy a lunch made of authentic local ingredients.

Shirakawa-go and Takayama is a remote settlement located in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. As the region receives considerable snowfall in the winter, the farmhouses are well-known for their distinctive architecture featuring steep roofs to easily shed snow. Learn more about this unique villages on a full-day chartered vehicle tour with English-speaking driver.

Your driver will customize your fantastic and efficient Full-day tour according to your interests and requests.
* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Kanazawa, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Explore the beautiful mountain settlement of Shirakawa-go and Takayama via chartered vehicle exclusively for you. Your English-speaking driver will takes you to the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale village.

On this day trip departing from Kanazawa, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to wander around a unique village, stroll through historic streets, take in stunning mountain landscapes, and enjoy a lunch made of authentic local ingredients.

Shirakawa-go and Takayama is a remote settlement located in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. As the region receives considerable snowfall in the winter, the farmhouses are well-known for their distinctive architecture featuring steep roofs to easily shed snow. Learn more about this unique villages on a full-day chartered vehicle tour with English-speaking driver.

Your driver will customize your fantastic and efficient Full-day tour according to your interests and requests.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Kanazawa Station, 1-1 Kinoshinbomachi, Kanazawa 920-0858 Ishikawa Prefecture

Your driver will picks you up at anywhere else as per your request around Kanazawa.

Stop At: Takayama, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, Chubu

Because of its valuable timber resources, the Hida Region around Takayama was put under direct control of the Tokugawa Shogunate in 1692. The Takayama Jinya (高山陣屋) served as the local government office headed by the officials dispatched from Edo (present day Tokyo). The building complex was in official use until 1969, and is now open to the public as a museum. It includes various nicely maintained tatami mat rooms that once served as offices, conference rooms, guest rooms and residential space. There is also an interesting interrogation room. Beside the main building stands a large storehouse built in the 1600s. Known as the biggest traditional rice storehouse in Japan, it now functions as a museum, showcasing belongings and official documents of past feudal lords, old maps of the Hida Region and historic town plans.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Hida-Takayama Miyagawa Morning Market, Shimosannomachi, Takayama 506-0841 Gifu Prefecture

Two morning markets (朝市, Asaichi) are held in Takayama on a daily basis from around 7:00 (8:00 in winter) to noon: the Miyagawa Market along the Miyagawa River in the old town, and the Jinya-mae Market in front of the Takayama Jinya. The stands sell local crafts, snacks and farm products such as vegetables, pickles and flowers. There is typically a pleasant atmosphere around the markets, as tourists and locals alike saunter from stall to stall purchasing goods and food and talking.

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Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sanmachi Suji, Takayama Gifu Prefecture

Sanmachi Street is a popular sightseeing area in Hida-Takayama. As an old town, the area has houses and stores from the Edo period (1603 – 1868). The area is lined with shops carrying local specialties such as Japanese sake, senbei (rice crackers), barbecue yakiniku Hida beef, and croquettes. The area has a lively atmosphere with people shopping and eating. Sanmachi Street is a five-minute walk from JR Takayama Station. Be sure to stop by when you visit Takayama.

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Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shirakawago, 517 Hatogaya, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5629 Gifu Prefecture

The Shirakawa-go (白川郷, Shirakawagō) and neighboring Gokayama (五箇山) regions line the Shogawa River Valley in the remote mountains that span from Gifu to Toyama Prefectures. Declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1995, they are famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. Gassho-zukuri means “constructed like hands in prayer”, as the farmhouses’ steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The architectural style developed over many generations and is designed to withstand the large amounts of heavy snow that falls in the region during winter. The roofs, made without nails, provided a large attic space used for cultivating silkworms.

Duration: 1 hour