Visit several popular sightseeing spots in Gifu and Nagano prefecture on this overnight trip from Tokyo. On the first day you will visit "Iwamura castle town" where old traditional stores and houses remain and "Gujo Hachiman" in Gifu Prefecture, a castle town built around crystal clear water canals. On the second day, the tour continues to three other destinations: the traditional village Shirakawa-go, with its unique farmhouses; the historic city of Hida-Takayama; and the mountain resort of Kamikochi.
• 2 days
Escape the crowds of Tokyo for a relaxing 2-day trip to visit the famous World Heritage Shirakawago and also Hida-Takayama known as "Little Kyoto." You will have a chance to stay overnight at Toyama prefecture and travel through the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route on the second day. There you can experience what being surrounded by 20-meter tall Snow Wall Otani during the springtime feels like, witness the water discharge from the dam in summer or enjoy beautiful fall foliage of the mountains in autumn.
• 2 days
Enjoy a private 8-hour tour in a private vehicle with your English speaking driver. Visit Japan's world heritage spot in Gifu prefecture, Shirakawago and the famous "little Kyoto", Hida Takayama. There are 2 types of cars available, a mid-sized passenger car or a mini-van. Both have heating and air conditioning systems, and are also equipped with WiFi.
• 8 hours
The Southern part of Gifu is known for high quality Washi, a type of Japanese paper, and beautiful regional handicrafts created by great artisans.You’ll explore a small region called Gifu-machi while dressed up in a traditional kimono! A unique tour for those of you hoping to experience more “local” and not “tourist” things!
• 5 hours
On this experience tour, participants can try the thread stitching techniques used to make the delicate flowers made of string bloom, which are found on the inside of Japanese umbrellas (wagasa). Pass the threads through the holes found in the bamboo ribs of the umbrella for decoration and for reinforcement. You can choose the color of umbrella that you like, and take it home right after you’re finished. Around nine out of 10 of the Japanese umbrellas made in Japan are produced in Gifu. From the Meiji era to the second decade of the Showa era, more than one million wagasa were made, owing to the fact that the Nagara River region is a bountiful source of Japanese paper and of bamboo forests. Although the number of wagasa craftworkers has dwindled and the materials are harder to come by, new craftworkers have come onto the scene to carry on the tradition.
• 4.5 hours
Enjoy skiing, or snowboarding on the slopes of Japan this winter! Have fun on your own or get your basic level skiing/snowboard skills by taking a class. There are two options for this winter recreational tour: self-guided skiing/snowboard trip to Dynaland , and a self-guided skiing/snowboard trip to Takasu Snow Park. These are both skiing resorts in Gifu prefecture. The booking includes a two way bus ride to the resort of your choice and booking assistance. You can decide what to do at the skiing resort by yourself, such as skiing, snowboarding, etc. Rentals and lessons can be booked if required.Please note: This seasonal tour runs annually between December and March. The dates are subject to change.
• 12 hours