JR Kanazawa Station Kenrokuen Exit ( East Exit)
It is necessary to reserve a seat for Kanazawa - Takayama highway bus.
A guide, Takashi will reserve seats for customers.
Insurance is not included in the tour price. Credit cards are not accepted. Reservation two weeks in advance is requested. Tour guide Takashi reconfirms your application. A guide Takashi will reserve highway bus seats for customers after he confirms a tour.
Tourist Pass is introduced by JR Central & JR West to serve convenience of overseas tourists.
This pass is available for traveling World Heritage site Gokayama Shirakawago and old merchant town Takayama from Kanazawa
Pay in cash of JPY
Customers are requested to pay the guide fee in cash at the end of the guide service.
Payment policy
E-mail 1: tmmurakami@citrus.ocn.ne.jp

E-mail 2 : takashitourguide@gmail.com
To make a reservation, send an email to me with (1) your name (2) name of your country (3) number of participants. (4) desired tour date (5) name of your hotel in Kanazawa.
Takashi Murakami (official licensed guide No. EN-00009)
080-3044-3963( in case of emergency)

Guide's name and language
Guide's cellphone number for emergency
Board on highway bus at 8:10a.m. from Kanazawa-Arrive at Shirakawago at 9:25am - Observation deck-Visit one Gassho farmhouse - Board on a highway bus for Takayama at 11:15a.m.-Arrive at Takayama at 12;05 lunch and visit San-no-machi old merchant street, Takayama Jinya and other places-Get back to Kanazawa at 4:30pm - Arrrive at Kanazawa at 6:45pm.
Duration: 11 hours
Itinerary and Duration of the Tour
Tour guide fee: a group of not more than 15 persons, 32,000 JPY.
Transportation fare/person : Bus fare; Kanazawa - Shirakawago \2,000. Shirakawago - Takayama \2,600. Takayama - Kanazawa \3,600. Shuttle bus at Shirakawago \400.
Admission fee/person: 0ne Gassho farmhouse \300, Takayama Jinya \430. Lunch and personal expenses are not included. Guide's transportation fares are included in the guide fee. Lunch for a guide is requested to be paid by customers.
Tour price, Expenses not included in the tour price
Tour starts at 8:10a.m. and ends 6:50 p.m.
We will meet at your hotel lobby at 7:40 a.m.
Tour time,
Meeting time and place
Shirakawa-go village consists of a group of three or four story-wooden buildings of farmhouses. There are 60 Gassho farmhouses in this village. They are called Gasshozukuri houses that literally mean the gesture of bringing palms of hands together in prayer. Visiting one well-known farmhouses will give us further understanding of the inside structures.
Takayama is one of the popular tourist destinations in Japan. Lord Kanamori spent 16 years to construct the merchant quarters that are still remained intact. The town was designed reflecting Kyoto town planning. Lord Kanamori also supported cultural development such as the tea ceremony, and traditional crafts such as Shunkei lacquerware and porcelain. The Kanamori ruling lasted for 107 years. All of a sudden the Edo shougunate relocated the lord Kanamori to the Tohoku region in 1692, and governed the Hida region for 177 years until 1867. Since then Takayama flourished as a merchant town under the Edo government ruling. Merchant houses of the Edo period still remain today in Sannomachi street These areas are designated as the preservation districts for groups of traditional buildings. The latticework windows of merchant houses, which are painted black Bengara , give us an atmosphere of old good day Japan.
World Heritage Shirakawa-go and old merchant town Takayama one-day tour
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