1 Way Day Tour Takayama - Osaka via Shirakawago, Kenrokuen and Biwako

Day Trips & Excursions in Japan

Tour description provided by Viator

Get the chance to customize your Japan travel experience with this one way bus tour from Takayama to Osaka.
You will be picked up at Takayama Station at 9:25 am, but you can spend the time before departure walking around the Takayama Morning Market, where you can enjoy a wide variety of delicious and creative local specialties, such as freshly squeezed orange juice served in orange peel cups or freshly brewed coffee in cookie cups. From here, head to Shirakawa Village Observatory Deck (10:20-11:40). From this vantage point you can truly appreciate the breathtaking mountainous scenery and the 114 thatched-roof homes that make up the village. Next is Kenrokuen Garden (12:50 - 2:10 pm). Enjoy lunch in a picturesque location and gaze at what is considered one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. Located in Kanazawa Prefecture, next to Kanazawa Castle, the garden spreads across 11.4 acres of land, with a large artificial pond, hills and houses dotted throughout telling the tale of past times. Visit Soba-no-sato for tasting and shopping of Japanese traditional buckwheat noodles (Soba). End the tour with a visit to Biwako, the largest fresh water lake in Japan, which you will be able to view in all its greatness from the observation deck, before being dropped off at your final destination: Kyoto Avanti (ETA 6:20 pm), Namba OCAT (ETA 7:20 pm) or Hearton Hotel Nishi-Umeda (ETA 7:40 pm).

What’s included

  • One way bus fare
  • Pickup and drop-off at designated meeting points
  • English-speaking tour conductor
  • Entrance fee to Kenrokuen

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Any meal for the duration of the trip
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