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Shirakawago All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour with a Driver (Takayama DEP.)
Shirakawago All Must-Sees Private Chauffeur Tour with a Driver (Takayama DEP.)
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from: $541

Explore the beautiful mountain settlement of Shirakawa-go via chartered vehicle exclusively for you and your travelmates. Your English-speaking driver will take you to the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale village Shirakawa-go. Shirakawa-go is a remote settlement designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. As the region receives considerable snowfall in the winter, the farmhouses are well-known for their distinctive architecture featuring steep roofs to easily shed snow. Learn more about this unique village on a full-day chartered vehicle tour with English-speaking driver. On this day trip departing from Takayama, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to wander around a unique village, stroll through historic streets, take in stunning mountain landscapes, and enjoy a lunch made of authentic local ingredients. Your driver will customize your four-hour tour according to your interests and requests!

Takayama ⇒ Kanazawa (one way) Including Shirakawago
Takayama ⇒ Kanazawa (one way) Including Shirakawago
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from: $319

Our exceptional tour service will transport you in style and comfort from Takayama to Kanazawa. Take in the beautiful UNESCO village of Shirakawago on your way and at your leisure. Our professional English speaking driver guide will take you through the fairytale village on your way to Kanazawa.

1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
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from: $170

This is a guided e-bike tour with lunch at the rural valley village and historical town in Hida. Just a short hop from Takayama, but only a few tourists know the areas. That is why it must be off the beaten path experience for you! Your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide will take you to picturesque spots and offer you some local stories about history, culture and lifestyle. Seeing the tranquil views and tasting the special meal with local ingredients, you can fully enjoy the authentic rural Japan!

Private group Local Food Tour in Takayama
Private group Local Food Tour in Takayama
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from: $116

*This tour is designed for tourists from foreign countries. Enjoy tasting a variety of local food and saké in Takayama on this 2.5-hour tour. Visit local shops that you can’t find on your own to taste and learn about the culture and history related to them. A local guide will explain the culinary culture and history that developed in Takayama due to its isolated location. Explore the old town with an exotic atmosphere. Soak-up the daily lives of people in Takayama and discover the special fascination of the rural Japan.

Shirakawago Day Trip: Government Licensed Guide & Vehicle from Takayama
Shirakawago Day Trip: Government Licensed Guide & Vehicle from Takayama
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from: $526

Deep in the Japanese Alps, the historical and beautiful old thatched houses of Japan stand strong. These houses are over 150 years old and still are lived in today. These homes stand tall in the natural scenery. Several of these houses are open to the public. Join one of our tours guides to this area and learn about history and culture in a way that you would have never been able to on your own! This private and customizable tour will allow you to take in the beauty of Shirakawago at your own pace. Once you place your reservation, a guide will be in touch with you to plan out the details of your tour. Be sure to let your guide know where you would like to visit and your interests so they can plan out an itinerary for you! If you will not have time to visit all the sights on your must-see list, contact us directly regarding extension fees. Learn about this world heritage site with us! We hope to guide you soon!

Hida Private E-Bike Tour with Premium Lunch and Farm Experience
Hida Private E-Bike Tour with Premium Lunch and Farm Experience
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from: $417

This is the premium version of 1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida. Same as the regular one, the tour concept is exploring the hidden part of Takayama by cool electric bikes to see and understand the authentic rural Japan. There are 2 key differences from the standard tour. First, it is one group only for a day. Second, lunch is Kaiseki (traditional multi-course Japanese meal) and farm experience included. You pick some fruit or vegetable and catch stream fish with local people, and the local ryokan or restaurant makes the beautiful Japanese meal with the ingredients. No exaggeration to say, it must be the most memorable moment of your trip in Japan. Please do not miss the opportunity!

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide
Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Trail Day Hike with Government-Licensed Guide
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from: $116

Kiso Valley, best known for the Magome and Tsumago traditional villages, is another beautiful spot in the Japanese Alps. With one of the most famous hiking paths in all Japan, we set foot there on our quest for traditional Japan. Magome and Tsumago are two beautifully preserved traditional villages. This value-packed Nakasendo trail day hike between Magome and Tsumago with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore both of the ancient post towns! It is about 8 kilometres (5 miles) long and has only gentle elevation changes which takes around 2 hours to easy walk at a leisurely pace. This private tour is a hiking day tour. Please wear hiking boots and gear for this tour. Public transportation or local taxis maybe used to transfer between sites. Exact transportation costs can be discussed with the guide after a reservation is finalized. Please have Japanese Yen on hand for your transportation costs.

Half Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
Half Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida
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from: $108

This is a guided e-bike tour at the rural valley village in Hida. Just a short train trip from Takayama, you can explore the non-touristy part of Japan. In the village, there are a lot of untouched beauty of nature in the Japan's countryside. Your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking guide will take you to picturesque spots and offer you some local stories about life in the small mountainous village. If you want to relieve yourself from hustle-bustle cities, you should not miss this opportunity!

Takayama Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Takayama Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
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from: $130

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Takayama! Takayama features an atmospheric townscape, with Meiji-era inns and hillside shrines in a riverside setting. In addition, many museums, galleries and temples make their home in the city's 17th century layout. Be sure to come see the Takayama Festival, held once in spring and once in autumn, but be prepared for the crowds as the festivals attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Explore Kiso Valley : Magome - Tsumago Mountain Trail Walk
Explore Kiso Valley : Magome - Tsumago Mountain Trail Walk
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from: $155

Nakasendo was formerly known as the Higashisendo and connects Kyoto and the eastern provinces including present day Tokyo. It was one of five highways created within a 7 year period from 1601 along with the Tokaido, Nikko, Oshu, and Koshu. This tour is a 5 hour mountain trail walk that traverses along a 9km trail that connects the two most beautiful post towns along the Nakasendo - Magome-Juku and Tsumago-Juku. Both towns still retain their medieval flare. Your guide will show you the commercial town in the Tono region that flourished when the highway was active. From cobbled roads going through Magome-Juku, the view of Mt. Ena, a quaint teahouse on a mountain pass, and beautiful mountain village scenery around Tsumago-Juku, there is no doubt that you will feel like you've been transported back to medieval Japan.

Sake Brewery(the most oldest) Tour in Takayama
Sake Brewery(the most oldest) Tour in Takayama
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from: $39

Takayama city had 56 brewers more than 300 years ago. Good water and good environment made lot's of Sake brewer. Now there are 7 brewers inside 200m area remain cityside of Takayama. (This density is very rare things in all over the world.) You can see the oldest & biggest sake brewery in our tour. If you need other language guide, please let us know. (e.g. Italian,Spanish,Chinese...) If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person. Under Japanese law, alcoholic beverages under the age of 20 are not allowed. Please call us if you want to do our tour within few hours. If it's raining/snowing possible to do this tour.

Takayama Half Day Tour (Private Guide)
Takayama Half Day Tour (Private Guide)
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from: $138

Pickup at your hotel by your private certified Takayama guide. Enjoy your day with an itinerary that you can discuss and customize from the moment you meet your guide, with their advice on local festivals and weather. Get the most of your time in Takayama and get the experience you want with your personal local guide.

Ghost Stories and Nightlife Tour of Takayama (Private Tour - Price per Group)
Ghost Stories and Nightlife Tour of Takayama (Private Tour - Price per Group)
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from: $103

The old town closes down and is very quiet after 5pm, so you will have it all to yourself on this after-dark tour. We will tell you some spooky stories as we show you the spots where they actually happened. Then we will proceed to a lively district to experience the local night life. There are games to play, as well as food and drink. Having introduced you to some comfortable watering holes, we will leave you to enjoy the rest of your evening on the town.

Takayama Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
Takayama Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide
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from: $111

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Takayama! Takayama features an atmospheric townscape, with Meiji-era inns and hillside shrines in a riverside setting. In addition, many museums, galleries and temples make their home in the city's 17th century layout. Be sure to come see the Takayama Festival, held once in spring and once in autumn, but be prepared for the crowds as the festivals attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Takayama
Takayama's only Japanese drum and live performance show of traditional arts
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from: $27

・ We will perform the stage without lines using traditional performing arts ・ You can actually experience it as well as watching! ・ You are addicted to facilities and skills that are particular to Japanese performing arts. ◇ Dream and Soul Stage I want to learn . I want to learn. I want to protect the local culture. I want to leave. We [Deko-no-za] continue our activities with such a passion. I want to show the results of my activities to many people. want to show. I want to see! I want to stand on the stage and take a sip! ! [Deko-no-za] is a stage filled with our dreams. We will show you that you don't know. There are no words. What exists is the sound and sound of the soul ~ I will try my best to give this feeling to everyone who came. ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ ▲ ▽ -Details of the experience- \ Not only appreciating traditional performing arts! You can actually experience Japanese dance / ◇ Story ◇ "Double-sided accommodation" A double-sided shrine is a demon with a face on both sides that has been handed down to Hida Takayama since ancient times. Both sides of one head, 4 powerful arms, 5m body length ... Contrary to its terrible appearance, it is said that it was a heroic person who helps the weak. Based on the legend, we arranged one side as a “hero” into a large stream. The legend of heroes and double-sided camps, including emotions, will be expressed in traditional Japanese performing arts. -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ In addition to seeing folk songs, You can experience Japanese dance using “Folding Fans”! Please feel the joy of touching traditional performing arts and the wonderfulness of expressing them with your skin -------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------ ! This is the point! A venue designed by [Deko-za-za] with great care The stage is from the audience to the eyes and nose! In addition, the design of the building does not miss sound, so you can feel the power and vibration of the drums directly on your skin! We will bring you into the world created by [Decorate Seat], such as on-site presence and taiko drum impulses.

Snow Activities in Takayama Skiing / Snow bording / SnowShoeing / etc...
Snow Activities in Takayama Skiing / Snow bording / SnowShoeing / etc...
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from: $116

You can see & play with powder snow in Takayama city ! we will go to MontDeus snow park. You can go by bus direct from Takayama station. but if you want we can pick up at your hotel by our car for service. Anyway you can do this ski resort not only skiing but also Snow bording / SnowShoeing /Snow tubing !! Not including Snowshoeing fee & Snow tubing fee & Rental goods & Lift ticket fee in this tour. SnowShoeing and Snow tubing are option.(Not including snow wear fee) SnowShoeing is 15000yen/group/2hours Snow tubing is1200yen/person/30min You can rental goods as follows(There are not include our tour fee) Skiing Set(skies,ski boots,ski poles)・・・3140yen Snowbord Set (board,snowbord boots)・・・4190yen Wear・・・ 2610yen  ・wear does Not include socks & goggles & under wear & hat & earmuffs & gloves. You can buy as follows.(There are not include our tour fee) Lift tickets one day・・・3660yen half day・・・2930yen ・less than 12 years old will be more cheaper. ・week days are more chapear.

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide
Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Government-Licensed Guide
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from: $116

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way toexplore both of the ancient post towns! You can travel between Magome and Tsumago by infrequent direct bus. Nakasendo was one of the two highways during the Edo period connecting Tokyo with Kyoto, running through the Kiso Valley. Travelers at that time walked along the highway, stopping at "post towns" for rest. Some of those post towns have been well preserved and show tourists today exactly what Japan was like hundreds of years ago. Stunning forests, beautiful villages and traditions, we would love to recommend it to everyone interested in Japanese nature and history. This private tour is a walking day tour. A private vehicle is not included. Public transportation or local taxis may be used. Exact transportation costs can be discussed with the guide after a reservation is finalized. Please have Japanese Yen on hand for your transportation costs.

Private Afternoon Cycling Tour in Hida-Furukawa
Private Afternoon Cycling Tour in Hida-Furukawa
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from: $176

Join us for one of the most popular local biking tours in Hida and feel the local's daily life in the Japanese countryside! Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will provide you with insight of the history and culture for the area and, by biking with the slow pace, you will have a chance to feel the seasonal beauty and local people's lives in this farming village. This tour will take you to some exclusive places where you can experience the daily activities as well as local culture handed down for generations in Hida.

Half-Day Tour of Takayama
Half-Day Tour of Takayama
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from: $101

You will observe the layout of the town and the architecture, and learn about how they relate to the unique history of the town. You will also have the opportunity to sample the local sake, with an experienced brewery worker as your guide. Please specify your desired starting and ending times when you make a booking.

Takayama Arts & Crafts Local Culture Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Takayama Arts & Crafts Local Culture Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
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from: $130

In this tour, your knowledgeable licensed local guide will accompany you on your journey through these local art and craft spots while offering fascinating insights into the origins, history and production techniques of the skilled Hida craftsmanship you will encounter. Takayama is the best place to experience the fruits of this rich heritage. A myriad of local workshops and retail outlets remain and these establishments sell both folk crafts, such as Sashiko patchwork and Hanga wood block prints, and also traditional crafts borne from ‘high’ culture, including intricate wooden carving and Shunkeinuri lacquerware. Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Sake Tasting Tour
Sake Tasting Tour
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from: $77

You will enjoy walking through scenic old-town Takayama as you make the rounds of up to seven sake breweries, sampling a variety of different styles. Remember to take it slow. That's a lot of sake! Your guide is an experienced brewery worker who can explain what gives each sake its unique flavor. Adults only, please (20 years old or older). Children may accompany parents free of charge, but we cannot offer them any sake!

Special Food & Sake factory tour in Takayama
Special Food & Sake factory tour in Takayama
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from: $93

You can experience not only History and culture but also local food & Sake brewery of Takayama. include food fee and experience of making Rice cracker and Sake tasting in Hirase brewery. sometimes Rice cracker factory suddenly rest, so we need confirm if it's possible to do making rice cracker This is walking tour around in Takayama city. local guide could satisfy you! If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person. Please call us if you want to do our tour within few hours. If it's raining possible to do this tour.

Takayama walking tour & Hida Folk Village
Takayama walking tour & Hida Folk Village
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from: $78

You can experience History and culture of Takayama. This is walking tour around oldtownship in Takayama city. local guide could satisfy you!!! After walking tour our guide will take you to Hida Folk village. (Not include entrance fee of Hida Folk village) If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person. If it's raining possible to do this tour.

Light Museum
Light Museum
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from: $7

The exhibition room divided into art, history, natural history, and books is outstanding! Not only works, but also the beauty of architecture and space are attractive! Immerse yourself in the art world in a healing space surrounded by French limestone. Fun for the whole family!

Heartwarming Foodie Walk in the Peaceful Town of Hida
Heartwarming Foodie Walk in the Peaceful Town of Hida
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from: $93

This is the best food walking tour for those who want to experience the local food culture of non-touristy area of Japan. Hagiwara is a small rural town along the way to Takayama, which has interesting local stories about food and history. Another feature of town is people. All locals are surprisingly generous, friendly and welcoming. Your enthusiastic guide will not only share the local stories but also connect you with locals. You can shoot any questions that you want to ask about anything. After the localized walking tour, you must get to love the town and people!

Shirakawago(UNESCO world heritage)/ Onsen / Hiking Waterfall / 1day Private Tour
Shirakawago(UNESCO world heritage)/ Onsen / Hiking Waterfall / 1day Private Tour
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from: $201

Shirakawa-go, a world heritage site that you should see once when you visit this region. Then hiking to enjoy nature-rich Takayama. You can be very satisfied because there are full-scale hot springs with beautiful facilities around Takayama City where there are many hot springs and you can go to various places all day long. Please bring few luggages. Towel for hot spring/ shoes for hiking we do this tour by English guide. Please let us inform when you need other language guide. This tour will use public bus. you need following bus fee (Dec.2022price) other than tour cost ・Takayama ⇄ Shirakawa 4600JPY/person ・Takayama ⇄ Hirayu 3200JPY/person But if you need taxi or bus we will arrange it. Sometimes we will do this tour for group if you want to do this tour as private Please let us know.

Takayama Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide
Takayama Old Town Walking Tour with Local Guide
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from: $39

You can experience History and culture of Takayama. This is walking tour around oldtownship in Takayama city. local guide could satisfy you !!! If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person.

Shirakawa-go Half day tour (UNESCO World Heritage near Takayama)
Shirakawa-go Half day tour (UNESCO World Heritage near Takayama)
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from: $87

Shirakawa-go, A world heritage site that you should see once when you visit this region. Then walking to enjoy nature-rich Shirakawa-go with local guide.(About 2 hours).Local guide explain not only Shirakawa-go but also Japanese culture/history. Of course you can change our start time. Guide will meet you at Shirakawago-bus terminal or Guide possible to pick up your hotel by walking and then walk to Takayama station and take a bus to Shirakawago. Not less than 2 person. Please let us inform when you need chinese or Italian or French guide. we are normally doing English our tour. If you wanted to private tour let us know. we can arrange other your private tour.(e.g. Kamikochi, Inside Takayama city,etc..)

Takayama & Shirakawago 3 days tour
Takayama & Shirakawago 3 days tour
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from: $2,379

You can satisfied completely this Hida Takayama & Shirakawa-go area within 3 days with special local guide. -1 day- Shirakawa-go (UNESCO world heritage site 2hours walking) / Lunch in restaurant (include fee) / Big fall + Big tree (Hiking about 1hour) / Hot spring in nature. -2 day- Higashiyama walking course (walking 90min.you can see lot's of temples) / Lunch in restaurant (include fee) / Rickshaw ride (about 10min) / City side walking (90min) / -3 day- Mount-Deus mountain (2hours hiking) / Lunch in restaurant (include fee) / Ogenji temple (15 min.) / Garyu Park (20 min.) / Suimu Shrine (30 min.) Please bring the following few luggages. Towel for hot spring / shoes for hiking we will do this tour by English guide.we can also booking your hotel around this Takayama area if you need please let us know. (Not include hotel fee) Max 20 person. please let us inform when you need other language guide. you can change our start time. we can arrange other your private tour. (e.g. Kamikochi, etc ..)

Takayama Full Day Tour (Private Guide)
Takayama Full Day Tour (Private Guide)
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from: $152

Experience the highlights of Takayama on our private, award-winning, one day tour. Our professional guide will take you on a memorable tour of Takayama's unforgettable sights. We have been awarded the renowned tripadvisor certificate of excellence in Takayama. Your personal guide will take you to the highlights of Takayama and customize the tour to your desire. Professional guides will tailor the tour to your needs and ensure you are satisfied. Collection and drop off at your hotel.

Night cityscape search Night tour of Takayama (About 50 min.)
Night cityscape search Night tour of Takayama (About 50 min.)
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from: $52

You can enjoy the old streets of the night that you cannot experience in the daytime. Through the explanation of the guide, you can understand why Takayama people's lifestyle, religion, and townscape are so. The gathering gathers in front of Takayama Jinya, and finally it dissolves at the red Nakabashi, This is a walking tour. You can see wonderful scenery that you can not experience in the daytime. Through the explanation of the guide, you can understand why Takayama people's lifestyle, religion, and townscape are so. The gathering gathers in front of Takayama Jinya, and finally it dissolves at the red Nakabashi, This is walking tour. Not less than 3 person. we can arrange other your private tour. (e.g.Shirakawa-go, Inside Takayama city, etc ..) If you need chinese guide let us inform about it. If you want to do as private tour please let us know.

 Takayama, Shirakawago & Kanazawa 3 - Day Tour
Takayama, Shirakawago & Kanazawa 3 - Day Tour
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from: $862

This is ideal for those who want to go from Kyoto to Tokyo. This tour is accompanied by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter and visits popular sightseeing spots that are difficult to reach on one's own

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days
Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days
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from: $610

Over the course of two days of an easy walk (self-guided tour) along the Nakasendo road and one overnight stay at a Minshuku (family run lodging), immerse yourself in Japan's folkloric landscapes between the villages of Nakatsugawa and Tsumago. During Japan's feudal period (1603-1868), the Nakasendo road was one of the five routes that linked the economic hub, Tokyo, to the imperial capital, Kyoto. Unlike the Tokaido road, which was replaced by today's Shinkansen train, the Nakasendo was saved from rampant modernization and still upholds an old-fashioned charm. Created by general Tokugawa in order to assert his political domination, the route spans a distance of 534 kilometers and includes 69 rest stops. Its name literally means "mountain road" and is a means of communication in case of a large flood on the Tokaido: the coastal road. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Old township History&Culture tour with local guide. (About 20min)
Old township History&Culture tour with local guide. (About 20min)
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from: $18

You can experience History and culture of Takayama. This is walking tour around oldtownship in Takayama city. local guide could satisfy you. This price is special price only this time. You need some comments for do this tour. If you need other language guide, please let us know. If you wanted to private tour let us know. Not less than 2 person. If it's raining possible to do this tour.

Rickshaw De Go ---Transport from your hotel to destination inside Takayama---
Rickshaw De Go ---Transport from your hotel to destination inside Takayama---
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from: $41

You can call Rickshaw your hotel and you can go to center of Takayama city. You can experience Japanese old style of transportation.

Kamikochi Feel nature and Hiking 1 day trip (near Takayama)
Kamikochi Feel nature and Hiking 1 day trip (near Takayama)
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from: $151

You can experience Japanese beautiful nature in Kamikochi. Guide can explain not only about nature but also history and cultures of Japan. this tour is private tour.Not less than 2 person.You need hiking shoes. Winter season we can not this tour ,because we can not enter the Kamikochi area. you can change our start time please let us know. Off corse we can arrange other your private tour.(e.g. Shirakawa-go, Inside Takayama city,etc..) we have to take public transportation(by bus) on our way to Kamikochi.(Including this fee) If you need chinese guide ,please request us when reserve our tours.

Small Sword Forging Experience Led by a Master Swordsmith (Full-scale Plan)
Small Sword Forging Experience Led by a Master Swordsmith (Full-scale Plan)
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from: $429

【OUTLINE】 Learn the history and process of Japanese sword making and make your own blade under the guidance of the master swordsmith. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Visit the Traditional Swordsmith Museum ・Learn Japanese Sword Making from a high-skilled Japanese master swordsmith ・Create your own blade by heating, hammering, and folding the metals by your own ・Visit Seki City, the “Samurai Knife City”, the land of the greatest swordsmiths for over 780 years.

Sakaori Terraced Rice Fields Walking and Onigiri Making Tour in Ena
Sakaori Terraced Rice Fields Walking and Onigiri Making Tour in Ena
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from: $62

Located in Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Sakaori Tanada Terraced Rice Fields is one of Japan's Top 100 Rice Terraces. This walking tour will introduce you the beautiful scenery of the Japan terraced rice fields, a truly incredible engineering feat from 400 years ago. Our local guide will guide you through the history and nature of the place, the rice cultivation techniques, as well as the water transport systems used in these terraces. After the walk, you will have the experience of making onigiri (rice balls) with local people, using the rice that is collected from the terraced rice field. ・Explore the countryside area of Ena city ・Visit one of Japan's 100 best terraced rice fields ・Discover the legend of the mysterious mountain Gongenyama ・Learn how to make onigiri (rice balls) ・Enjoy the hands-on experience with local people ・Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. It is also helpful to have a change of clothes. ・The rice ball fillings will change depending on the season.

Hiking tour around Takayama city (About 3 hours)
Hiking tour around Takayama city (About 3 hours)
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from: $77

You can enjoy wonderful hiking in nature-rich Takayama. You can be very satisfied because you can see Big beautiful water fall and Big tree(more than 1000 years old) in just 1 hour. Upon request, you can go to special hot spring. (but you need additional fee) Of course you can change our start time. Please bring the following few luggage. Towel for hot spring/ shoes for hiking/rainwear (if you need) we do this tour by English guide. Please let us inform when you need other language guide.If it's raining possible to do our tour. Not less than 2 person. we can arrange other your private tour.(e.g. Kamikochi, Inside Takayama city,etc..)

Guided Tour of Hida Folk Village
Guided Tour of Hida Folk Village
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from: $127

You will get a feel for how Japanese villagers lived in the Edo period when you see their houses preserved in their original condition, along with the tools and furniture that they used. You can also participate in seasonal activities, arts and crafts, or try out some old-fashioned toys. Your guide, a native English-speaker and long-time resident of Hida Takayama, will give you an in-depth explanation of the Folk Village and the exhibits there.

Zen Meditation and Higashiyama Temples Walking Tour
Zen Meditation and Higashiyama Temples Walking Tour
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from: $54

You can experience a Zen meditation in Takayama. Also you can experience History and culture of Takayama with a local guide. You can see at least 5 temples with a local guide. This is a walking tour around Higashiyama walking course. You can change our start time. We will guide you in English. Minimum 2 people per booking.

Full Day Private Tour Magome to Tsumago with Sado Experience
Full Day Private Tour Magome to Tsumago with Sado Experience
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from: $240

Have a good trip along the Nakasendo Trail in the Edo period with such a popular licensed English guide. Nakasendo Trail is a route that connects Edo and Kyoto, where Samurai used to walk along this trail. It retains the views of ancient times and lets you feel like you are going on a samurai journey, so hiking on the Nakasendo trail is very popular among overseas tourists! On the way to the trail, there are lots of sites that make you refresh. For example, Magome Pass, waterfalls, and Ichikokutochi Tatebachaya for resting place, which changes their atmosphere depending on the seasons.

Nakasendo Cycling Tour and Bamboo Charcoal Art Workshop
Nakasendo Cycling Tour and Bamboo Charcoal Art Workshop
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from: $102

The town of Tarui is home to Tarui-juku, an old post town on the Nakasendo Road. Being surrounded by nature, you can enjoy cycling while enjoying historic townscape such as Nangu Taisha Shrine. You will cycle along the riverbed of the Aikawa River, going through the countryside, and explore Nangu Taisha Shrine, filled with spiritual energy. You can also learn about Chikkatan art from Mr. Kurita, a craftsman who made bamboo charcoal into the original art, and the regional-brand product of Tarui Town. An English-speaking guide accompanies you throughout the plan. ・Cycling through Tarui-juku, a post town on the Nakasendo Road, you can see the famous spring recited in many Japanese poems ・Enjoy cycling in the countryside where the good old Japanese landscape remains ・Learn about the bamboo charcoal art from Mr. Kurita, the only craftsman in Gifu of Chikkatan, a brand product of Tarui Town ・Visit and explore Nangu Taisha Shrine, a spiritual site, that may bring you a monetary fortune

Hida-Osaka Shower Climbing (Canyoning)!!
Hida-Osaka Shower Climbing (Canyoning)!!
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Riding on a train south from Hida-Takayama for 30 minutes, or north from Gero Hot Spring for 20 minutes.  Hida-Osaka spreads at the west foot of an active volcano, Mt. Ontake, of which altitude is 3067 m (9000 ft).  The river water of Hida-Osaka is very clear due to the huge amount of water sweeping out from the deep forests of the mountain. Hida-Osaka Shower Climbing is a canyoning-like adventure that you can swim in rivers, dive into waterfall basins, and enjoy the natural water sliders! With all the gear provided by us, you can enjoy Hida-Osaka much more than you imagined! You don't have to worry about gears. All gears are prepared by 216 WORKS. Just bring your bathing suites and flip-flops. Hida-Osaka is situated 40 minutes south from Takayama, and 40 minutes north from Gero either by train or bus or car. It's the best choice for those who are looking for the off-the-beaten path experience in Japan.

Private 2Days Takayama & Shirakawago Tour
Private 2Days Takayama & Shirakawago Tour
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Visit the best parts of Takayama & Shirakawago with a private English speaking guide. You will be taken to the Sanmachi Street in Takayama, where you'll see the old castle town which has many restaurants, souvenir shops. Walk along the traditional local food street where Mitarashi Dango (rice dumpling in a sweet soy sauce) is the local specialty. The tour will also go to Shirakawago to see Japanese traditional buildings. You will learn the history of Shirakawago, how people have remained those life style. Take a photos of the well-preserved Shirakawago, then your tour will end at Kanazawa (We'll take you to Shirakawago by local express bus and you can keep your luggage in lockers at Shirakawago. Or send it to your Kanazawa accommodation one day in advance. Lockers or sending costs are not included.)

Self-Guided: 2 Day Takayama Stay and Shirakawago Light Up Bus Tour
Self-Guided: 2 Day Takayama Stay and Shirakawago Light Up Bus Tour
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Enjoy Shirakawago Light Up Bus Tour and one-night hotel stay in Takayama City for 2 days! The Shirakawago Light up event is held for only six days during the most beautiful season of the year when snow piles up to approximately 2 meters. You can join the event only by permitted buses, so this tour using one of the buses is what you must check out! Plus, get into Gasshozukuri Minkaen to see how people lived in the old Japan. All available hotels are in good location being close to the station.

Gujo Hachiman All Must-Sees Full Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Gujo Hachiman All Must-Sees Full Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
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Gujo Hachiman is famous for its pure, natural water and summer obon dance called the Gujo Odori, which has been held for over 400 years. You will experience the waterways by walking through the town and visiting the many canals and springs that are still in use today. In this tour, your knowledgeable licensed local guide will accompany you on your journey features an atmospheric townscape, an old fashioned castle town whose culture continues to thrive like the waters of the nearby river. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize your six-hours special tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: The National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Experience catching river fish
Experience catching river fish
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Fishing is the most popular activity for fish, but this activity is for humans to catch river fish with bare hands. Then, the caught fish is put into a bamboo comb and grilled with salt, and when the weather is fine, you can enjoy the taste while watching the idyllic Satoyama scenery with the clear stream Maze River at the outside lawn plaza or outdoor table. There are few places to catch river fish nationwide, and it is a fun play to compete for the physical strength and wisdom of humans and fish. Here at the waterside mansion, you can do this activity using the mountain stream fish Amago or Iwana. At first, fish that are faster than speed swim freely in the pond (physical strength), but the teamwork of humans gradually narrows the distance between fish and chased fish are hidden behind rocks and stones. start. At the end, humans find (wisdom) the hiding place of the fish. This kind of play can be enjoyed not only by infants, parents and grandparents' families, but also by young couples and groups of friends.

Mt. Hakusan Spirituality and Nature Walking Tour
Mt. Hakusan Spirituality and Nature Walking Tour
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from: $450

Tour the waterfalls, shrines, and cedars related to the Hakusan faith, which uses nature as an object of worship. HIGHLIGHTS: Tour places related to the Hakusan faith, which uses nature as an object of worship. The waterfall where Shugendo monks are said to have practiced their asceticism is a breathtaking sight with a drop of 60 meters! In this tour, you will be able to enter the Hakusan Nakai Shrine, which is not normally open to the public. You can also receive a shrine seal! See the large Jyoyasugi cedar at the back of the shrine.

Photoshoot in Shirakawago/Takayama by professional photographer
Photoshoot in Shirakawago/Takayama by professional photographer
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Regardless of whether you are coming to Japan for the first time, or you’re an obsessed Japan lover, this intimate photoshoot by a local English-speaking professional photographer will be a unique experience to enhance your treasured memories of Japan. We will capture your magical moments, leaving you free to take in the sights without worrying about the best angles and light, or asking a stranger to take your picture! I am experienced in portrait and travel street photography, and my work has been published in many magazines, guidebooks including Lonely Planet and the city guides of tourism boards. Insta-worthy travel photos will be guaranteed!

About Gifu Prefecture

Gifu Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of Japan. It is bordered by Aichi, Fukui, Ishikawa, Nagano, Shiga, and Toyama Prefectures. The capital of Gifu Prefecture is the city of Gifu. The prefecture has a population of over 2 million people and covers an area of 11,621 square kilometers. Gifu Prefecture is known for its natural beauty, with many mountains, rivers, and lakes. The prefecture is home to the Hida Mountains, which are part of the Japanese Alps. The area is also known for its hot springs, which are popular tourist destinations. Gifu Prefecture is also known for its traditional crafts, such as pottery, lacquerware, and textiles. The prefecture is also home to the Gifu Castle, which was built in the 16th century and is a popular tourist attraction. Gifu Prefecture is also home to several universities, including Gifu University, Gifu Women's University, and Gifu Pharmaceutical University. The prefecture is also home to several major companies, such as Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi.

History of Gifu Prefecture

Gifu Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of Japan. It is bordered by Aichi, Fukui, Ishikawa, Nagano, Shiga, and Toyama Prefectures. The capital of Gifu Prefecture is the city of Gifu. The prefecture has a population of over 2 million people and covers an area of 11,621 square kilometers. Gifu Prefecture is known for its natural beauty, with many mountains, rivers, and lakes. The prefecture is home to the Hida Mountains, which are part of the Japanese Alps. The area is also known for its hot springs, which are popular tourist destinations. Gifu Prefecture is also known for its traditional crafts, such as pottery, lacquerware, and textiles. The prefecture is also home to the Gifu Castle, which was built in the 16th century and is a popular tourist attraction. Gifu Prefecture is also home to several universities, including Gifu University, Gifu Women's University, and Gifu Pharmaceutical University. The prefecture is also home to several major companies, such as Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi.

Things to do in Gifu Prefecture

Gifu Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of Japan. It is bordered by Aichi, Fukui, Ishikawa, Nagano, Shiga, and Toyama Prefectures. The capital of Gifu Prefecture is the city of Gifu. The prefecture has a population of over 2 million people and covers an area of 11,621 square kilometers. Gifu Prefecture is known for its natural beauty, with many mountains, rivers, and lakes. The prefecture is home to the Hida Mountains, which are part of the Japanese Alps. The area is also known for its hot springs, which are popular tourist destinations. Gifu Prefecture is also known for its traditional crafts, such as pottery, lacquerware, and textiles. The prefecture is also home to the Gifu Castle, which was built in the 16th century and is a popular tourist attraction. Gifu Prefecture is also home to several universities, including Gifu University, Gifu Women's University, and Gifu Pharmaceutical University. The prefecture is also home to several major companies, such as Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi.

Is Gifu Prefecture Family Friendly?

Gifu Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of Japan. It is bordered by Aichi, Fukui, Ishikawa, Nagano, Shiga, and Toyama Prefectures. The capital of Gifu Prefecture is the city of Gifu. The prefecture has a population of over 2 million people and covers an area of 11,621 square kilometers. Gifu Prefecture is known for its natural beauty, with many mountains, rivers, and lakes. The prefecture is home to the Hida Mountains, which are part of the Japanese Alps. The area is also known for its hot springs, which are popular tourist destinations. Gifu Prefecture is also known for its traditional crafts, such as pottery, lacquerware, and textiles. The prefecture is also home to the Gifu Castle, which was built in the 16th century and is a popular tourist attraction. Gifu Prefecture is also home to several universities, including Gifu University, Gifu Women's University, and Gifu Pharmaceutical University. The prefecture is also home to several major companies, such as Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi.
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Gifu Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of Japan. It is bordered by Aichi, Fukui, Ishikawa, Nagano, Shiga, and Toyama Prefectures. The capital of Gifu Prefecture is the city of Gifu. The prefecture has a population of over 2 million people and covers an area of 11,621 square kilometers. Gifu Prefecture is known for its natural beauty, with many mountains, rivers, and lakes. The prefecture is home to the Hida Mountains, which are part of the Japanese Alps. The area is also known for its hot springs, which are popular tourist destinations. Gifu Prefecture is also known for its traditional crafts, such as pottery, lacquerware, and textiles. The prefecture is also home to the Gifu Castle, which was built in the 16th century and is a popular tourist attraction. Gifu Prefecture is also home to several universities, including Gifu University, Gifu Women's University, and Gifu Pharmaceutical University. The prefecture is also home to several major companies, such as Toyota, Honda, and Mitsubishi.




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