Shirakawa-go, Takayama Bus Tour from Kanazawa

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Shirakawa-go, visit Takayama, enjoy local flavors, and learn about the traditions and history of the area from a friendly guide on a day bus tour from Kanazawa City

9.5 hours
Ishikawa, Gifu


  • Enjoy walking & local food in Takayama and Shirakawa-go
  • Multilingual audio guidance available in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Chinese, Thailand and Indonesian
  • Free WiFi service available on the tour bus


Discover the old township with your friendly guide on a day tour of UNESCO World Heritage site Shirakawa-go as well as Takayama! You can learn about Japanese culture, traditions and history. Explore the Hida Takyama area, have a delicious local lunch. Enjoy views from the observation deck of Ogimachi Castle, learn about the traditional gold leaf craftsmanship. Travel on an air-conditioned coach  with English speaking tour guide and Multilingual Audio Guide in the bus. 


Tour Itinerary

8:00 am Depart from JR Kanazawa station (West Exit)
・Meeting 10 min prior to the departure time (7:50 am)

Travel via Hokuriku Expressway and Tokai Hokuriku Expressway

Hida Takayama “Little Kyoto of Hida region”
・Explore old town ship with your tour guide
・You can take photo of old government building

Lunch: Japanese style lunch at Matsuri no Mori
・Enjoy local food in Takayama 
*If you prefer a vegetarian meal or have any serious food allergies, please let us know at the time of your booking

UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawa-go
・Gassho style, which looks like hands joined in prayer
・This fairy tale village is bound to inspire you as one of Japanese most picturesque sites

Ogimachi Castle Observation Deck
・You can enjoy great view from Observation deck
・lf we cannot go there due to traffic conditions, we will take extra time at Shirakawa-go

Gold leaf experience & Gold leaf Museum
・You can learn about traditional gold leaf craftsmanship 
・Try the gorgeous gold leaf ice cream

Around 17:30 drop off at JR Kanazawa Station 

・All the contents of the itinerary is subject to change due to weather, traffic operation, and operational reasons on the day.
・If any place is closed, we will try to attend to alternative places.

Important information

Included in price

  • English speaking local guide
  • Audio headset for audio guides in other languages
  • Air-conditioned coach for transportation
  • Free WiFi on board the coach
  • Lunch

Not included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

Know before you book

7 days to 3 days prior to the day of your trip – 30%
2 days prior to the day of your trip – 40 %,
1 day prior – 50 %,
On the day – 100 %,
No-show – 100 %

Meeting point

The meeting point is at JR Kanazawa station(West Exit) Group Bus parking lot at 7:50 am.

View Directions

Organised by Japan Panoramic Tours

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