Explore the beautiful villages and towns of Shirakawa-go, Hida Furukawa and Takayama on our 9-hour package tour with access to a private vehicle exclusively for you and your fellow travelers. Our English-speaking driver will take you first to the World Heritage site of Shirakawa-go, followed by the fairy-tale village of Hida Furukawa, then onto the famous town of Takayama.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Shirakawago, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuOur English speaking driver will take you directly to the UNESCO village of Shirakawago, You will spend 2 and half hours here. Crossing the spectacular pedestrian bridge across the Sho river, your senses will be filled with the sounds and smells of authentic rural life. This fairy-tale village is bound to inspire you as one of Japans most picturesque sites. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Hida Furukawa Old Town, Hida, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuYour group will then be whisked off to the canal lined streets of Hida-Furukawa. Your group will spend 1 hours here, exploring the town and taking in lunch. This once significant outpost during the Edo period is rich in architectural history. Famous for its timber craftsmanship and rowdy festivals this village is a rare gem among the towns and villages of this mountainous region.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Takayama Museum of History and Art, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Tokai, ChubuNext stop is Takayama, you will spend 2 hours here exploring this beautifully preserved old town, famous in Japan for carpentry and Sake brewing. Takayama prospered during the Edo period and this is evident in its layout, beautiful buildings and cultural preservation.Duration: 2 hoursPass By: Kanazawa Walking Tours, Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture, Hokuriku, ChubuOur driver will bring you back to your hotel or accommodation in Kanazawa by Dinner time