Land Only Package

3-Day Takayama Holiday : Takayama, Shirakawa-go & Kanazawa from Nagoya

  • Heritage

per person USD 596

Take a detour away from the main tourist path and visit Takayama, also known as "Little Kyoto," and enjoy its preserved historical structures and environment. Mingle with the locals at the thatched roofed village of Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage Site. Experience the making of washi (Japanese paper) at Gokayama. Visit Kanazawa, home of Kenrokuen Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan, and admire the ceramics at Kutaniyaki.

Day 1: Nagoya – Takayama

11:20 a.m.

After assembling at Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel (2nd floor lobby), you will take a train from Nagoya Station to Takayama Station. (Limited Express Hida /150 min)


Then you will enjoy visiting the following places:

* Yatai Kaikan Hall

- It is the festival floats exhibition hall featuring the huge floats, decorated with intricate carving, gilded wood, and detailed metalwork.

* Kusakabe Folk Museum

- The museum has many characteristics of Edo architecture: the main part of the building has two-stories & a stair-way, made of Japanese Cypress.

* Kami Sannomachi Street

- The street is called “Sannomachi” (San means three in Japanese). Because this area consists of three towns including Kami-ichino (means one) -machi, Kami-nino (means two) -machi, and the Kami-sannno-machi.


5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Check in Hida Hotel Plaza.

Day 2: Takayama – Shirakawago – Kanazawa

8:30 a.m.

Enjoy your early morning to visit Takayama Morning Market.

Then you'll visit the following places:

* Shirakawa-go / Shirakawa-go Observatory (UNESCO World Heritage site)

- It features houses built in the “Gassho-zukuri” style with steep thatched roof to prevent snow from accumulating.

* Wada residence

After sightseeing, you'll transfer to Kanazawa by local bus.


3:15 - 6:15 p.m. (2014)
3:15 - 6:30 p.m. (2015)


Check in Hotel in Kanazawa.

Day 3: Kanazawa – Nagoya

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

You will enjoy visiting to the following places.

* Kenrokuen Garden

- The garden is located in the center of Kanazawa city and counted as one of three most beautiful gardens in Japan. Also you can enjoy seasonal flowers.

* Kutaniyaki Pottery Kilin

- Kutaniyaki has characteristics in brilliant colored design on while glaze to be changed into glass-line.

* Former Samurai Residence (Nomura Residence)


After sightseeing, you'll ride Limited Express Shirasagi to Nagoya Station. (180min.)

Tour concludes upon arrival at Nagoya Station.


5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Tour will conclude upon arrival at Nagoya Station.

Departure Date

Jan.8 - Feb.28, Dec.3 - 26: Thu. & Sat. / Mar.2 - Nov.30: Mon., Thu. & Sat. (except Apr.13,25,27,30, May 2,4,7, Jul.20,27, Aug.3,8,10,13,15,17,24,31, Sep.19,21,24, Oct.8,10,12,31, Nov.2,5,23) *Please note that when the date of stay at the hotel is blackout date, the tour will not be operated.

Departure Date

No meals included.


English-speaking guide service included.

Pick up and Drop off

Not Available.


Not available. Please make own arrangements to have baggage transported. Note trains do not have adequate space for baggage storage. Leaving large baggage at hotel is recommended. *Service fees may apply. Please check with your hotel.


Takayama: Hida Hotel Plaza / Kanazawa: Kanazawa New Grand Hotel Annex *Hotel upgrade plan is available. See "Remarks".

Minimum Participants Required

1 Person.

Minimum Participants Required

Please mention the place of stay before and after the tour.


Depending on traffic, weather, or other operational concerns, a bus may be used for transportation from Nagoya Station to Takayama Station.


Staff assistance at Nagoya Station on Day-3 is not included.


Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended.  Please bring an overcoat or other warm clothing from fall to spring.


Kusakabe Folk Museum and Kami Sannomachi Town may be visited on Day-2 instead of Day-1.


If Wada Residence is closed or there is heavy snowfall, Nagase Residence or Myozenji Temple will be visited instead.


Transportation by bus on Day-2 will be a shared ride.  Local transportation will be used for Day-3.


Depending on traffic, weather, or other operational concerns, a private bus may be used for transportation between Takayama and Kanazawa.


***Hotel Upgrade plan is available! Feel free to ask us.***

    JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email

Please contact JTB Reservation Center for the pickup service to assembly place.
JTB Reservation Center : Tel 1(800) 223-6104, email

Date & Price Tour Start Tour End Departure Adult Child Infant Single Supplement
03/02/2015 11/30/2015 Nagoya $ 596 $ 560 $ 0 $ 36
12/03/2015 12/26/2015 Nagoya $ 581 $ 546 $ 0 $ 36
Cancellation rates will apply to the tour fare as below. If notice of cancellation is received on tour starting date, or in case of failure to show without notice 100% of the tour fare, 1 day prior to the starting date of the tour 40%, 7 to 2 days prior, 30%, 8 days or more days prior, no charge. Cancellation period is based on Japan local time. Notice must be received during JTB USA office hours. Mon. - Fri., 9:00AM-5:30PM PST Except National Holidays.

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