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Gifu | 7.5h
A Tour to Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site "Shirakawago"!

This is Japanese! Let's see the superb view and culture in Hida!

1 hour by bus from Takayama City, there is a village called "Shirakawa-go", which has such a traditional Japanese atmosphere.

Shirakawa-go, which was registered as a World Cultural Heritage in 1995 and nominated 3 Michelin stars, is now a very popular area for tourists.

On this tour, the otomo guide will introduce the highlights of each spot that usually tourists will miss!
If you have a chance to visit Shirakawa-go, you will be able to overlook the entire village and the mansion boasting the best history in the village ♪
If you want to enjoy 100% of the charm of Shirakawa-go, this is the plan you would recommend!!


・Visit a shooting spot overlooking the village
・You can enter a traditional private house (Gassho-style private house).
・You can talk to villagers to learn about Shirakawa-go.


・ Tenshukaku Observatory: This observatory overlooks the village of Shirakawago. 95.7% of the village area is covered with forests, and it is a place where you can easily see that it is surrounded by high mountains. This is the place you definitely should visit when you come to Shirakawa-go.
・Tajima Family sericulture museum: This is a special building that was built by the traditional method called "Gassho-style". There is the secret of sericulture and gunpowder making, but the director at the building can tell you directly. He/she explains carefully while adding video.
・ Kanda Family House: Let's finally enter the Gassho style building. The house took 10 years to complete, and it has more than 160 years of history. You can feel the lifestyle of Gassho-style from the exhibits that were actually used.
・ Wada Family House: This is the largest Gassho-style house in Shirakawa-go. It is designated as an important cultural property built about 300 years ago. It is surprising that people still live in this house. The Kanda family and the Wada family that you will visit earlier are also relatives.
・Shirakawa-go Open-air Museum: This is an open-air museum that preserves the buildings of the disappeared settlement. The state of life and the process of the declining population are displayed in newspaper articles and videos.
・Okuzaemon: This is not a Gassho style, but built in a traditional Japanese style. Pillars and beams from a Gassho style building were used and it has a modern Japanese interior. The combination of wood and glass is what makes this house so beautiful.


・Please wear comfortable clothing as this tour involves a lot of walking.
・This tour does not include a lunch/dinner venue, but you can take a break or eat lunch whenever you want.
・ The spot Tajima Family Sericulture Museum is closed during the winter season. Also, please note that in the case of temporary closure for other spots, we will take you to the alternative spots.

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Expenses Not Included

The travel expense is not included in the tour fee. Please bring extra money to experience this tour to its fullest.
(Entrance fees, transportation fees, activity fees, etc. - at least about JPY6,000 /person)

Meeting Point

Takayama Station East Exit, in front of the Tourist Information Center

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