Shirakawago & Takayama – Day Trip From Nagoya

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    9.5 hours
    Shirakawago & Takayama
    Max People : 8

    Take a day trip from Nagoya to the UNESCO Heritage Village of Shirakawago to see well-preserved gassho-zukuri farmhouses. Explore mountain life and old Japanese Edo-era atmosphere of the old town of Takayama with a knowledgeable guide.


    Depart from the traffic hub city of Nagoya to discover history, culture and tradition of old Japan. Take a day trip to the heart of Japanese mountains to discover traditional the gassho-zukuri farmhouses of Shirakawago and old merchant town of Takayama with an expert local guide.

    Visit the World UNESCO Heritage, the ancient village of Shirakawago, where there are traditional and well-preserved Gassho-zukuri houses. Learn more about the mountain farmer lifestyle and enter in this unique type of accommodation. Then, follow our guide to the well preserved Edo-era merchant town of Takayama and immerse yourself in the old-Japan atmosphere. 

    Choose an activity between visiting a museum of traditional festival connected to agriculture or exploring traditional merchant houses.

    This tour is available with private coach car. Please inquire.

    Tour duration is 9.5 hours


    1Departure from Nagoya Station at 07:45 AM

    Transfer by highway bus after meeting with the guide at Nagoya Station.


    Visit the Unesco Heritage Town of Shirakawago following the explanation of our guide and learn more about the lifestyle of the area at Gassho-Zukuri Museum and entering in a traditional house.

    3Transfer to Hida Takayama

    Transfer to Hida Takayama town by public bus.

    4Hida Takayama

    Explore the old merchant town of Hida Takayama and choose between learning more about local traditional matsuri, Japanese festival, or visiting old-style merchant houses.

    5Return to Nagoya and arrive at 19:10 PM

    Come back to Nagoya by train.



    What's Included

    • Transportation by public transportation (private coach car is available for additional fee)
    • Lunch
    • Entrance fees (museum and houses entrances)
    • Guide

    What's Not included

    • Additional food and drink

    Additional Info

    Departure & Return

    • Departure Point – Nagoya Station, Meitestu Line
    • Departure Time – Monday to Friday, 7:45 AM
    • Return at 19:15 PM at Nagoya Station

    Cancellation Policy

    • You are entitled to a full refund if you cancel 15 days or more before the start of the tour. If you cancel 14 days before the start of the tour, we will refund the amount paid less any non-recoverable upfront costs incurred by HATAGO on your behalf – rentals, admissions, reservations, etc.
    • If a cancellation is made less than 72 hours prior to departure, no refund is given.

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