It is necessary to reserve a bus seat for Kanazawa- Shirakawago highway
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. Tour guide Takashi will reserve highway bus seats for
customers after he confirms a tour.
Pay in cash of JPY
Customers are requested to pay the guide fee in cash at the end of the
E-mail 1: email@example.com
E-mail 2: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 your hotel at Kanazawa
Takashi Murakami (official licensed guide No. EN-00009)
Guide's name and language
Guide's cellphone number for emergency
Board on highway bus at 8:40a.m. from Kanazawa-Arrive at GokayamaNosato
at 9:40a.m.-Stroll Suganuma Gassho village - Leave ther at 10:53a.m. -
Arrive at Shirakawago at 11:30a.m. - Observation deck-Visit one Gassho
farmhouse-lunch- Board on a bus at 3:20p.m.-Get back to Kanazawa at 4:45p.m..
Duration: 8 hours
Itinerary and Duration of the Tour
Tour guide fee: 30,000 JPY, which includes transporation fares for a guide,
Number of participant: a group of not more than 15 persons. Transportation
fare/person : Bus fare Kanazawa - GokayamaNoSato \1600, Suganuma - Shirakawago
\860. Shirakawago - Kanazawa \2,000. Admission fee/person: 0ne Gassho farmhouse
\300, Suganuma folk museum \300. Shuttle bus \400. Lunch and personal expenses
are not included. Guide's transportation fares are included in the guide
fee. A lunch for a guide is requested to be paid by customers.
Tour price, Expenses not included in the tour price
Tour starts at 8:30a.m. and ends 5:00 p.m.
We will meet at your hotel lobby at 8:20 a.m.
Meeting time and place
Shirakawa-go village consists of a group of three or four story-wooden
buildings of farmhouses. There are 59 Gassho farmhouses in this village.
Gokayama Suganuma village has 9 Gassho farmhouses. They are called Gasshozukuri
houses which literally mean that palms of hands are joined together in
prayers. Visiting one well-known farmhouses will give us further understanding
of the inside structures. It is really amazing to see that these big wooden
farmhouses were built almost 200 years ago by common people, and that they
are still used by owner families for their daily living. When I visit here
to guide overseas tourists, I am always impressed with these big wooden
buildings. They are treasures for everybody.
World Heritage Shirakawa-go village and Gokayama village one-day tour guide
Back to home page