Land Only Package

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

  • Heritage

per person USD 1,297

This tour departs from Takayama, visits sites you can't get to by train such as Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, and ends in Kanazawa. You can set your own schedule before and after the tour, allowing you freedom to go just where you want.

Day 1: Takayama


The guide will be waiting for participants at Takayama Station. Sightseeing around Takayama City on foot.


* Yatai Kaikan Hall (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall) 

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

* Kusakabe Heritage House

- 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.


4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Arrive at hotel in Takayama.

Day 2: Takayama – Shirakawa-go – Kanazawa

8:30 a.m.-9:00a.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)

* Wada residence

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


Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes you can only enjoy in the countryside.


After sightseeing, you'll drive by Lake Miboro as you transfer to Kanazawa by bus.


4:00 - 6:30 p.m. 

Check in Hotel in Kanazawa.

Day 3: Kanazawa

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

You will enjoy visiting to the following places.

Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District

Visit a former residence of a samurai family from the Kaga Domain. Admire the traditional architecture and gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden.

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.

Higashi-chaya Distict

- Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.

Hakuza (gold leaf shop)

Feel free to purchase handicrafts, accessories, cosmetics and other items made with gold leaf.


12:40 - 1:00 p.m. 

Tour concludes upon arrival at Kanazawa Station.


Departure Date

Jan.5-Feb.27:Every Wed. Sat Mar.2-Dec.28:Every Mon.Wed.Sat Except:Apr13,15,May4, Oct 9,Dec 25 *Please note that when the date of stay at the hotel is blackout date, the tour will not be operated.


1 lunch 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: Hotel Kanazawa *Hotel upgrade plan is available. See "Remarks".

Minimum Participants Required

1 Person.

Required When Making Reservations

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


If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 14 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.


Please inform us of your accommodation and contact details for the day prior to the tour. If the tour is cancelled, customers will be notified by the conducting company or their travel agent.


The itinerary displayed on the booking screen is the final itinerary. A copy of the final itinerary will not be sent to participants.


This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.


Pick-up for the transfer to Tokyo Station on the outbound trip is limited to designated pick-up hotels. If going to Tokyo Station on your own, please book the plan without shuttle service included. 
Also, depending on traffic conditions and other factors, it may be changed to a bus or train, or participants may board a Shinkansen from Shinagawa Station instead.


Return trip drop-off service from Tokyo Station to hotels in Tokyo's 23 wards is available. Please inform us of your desired drop-off hotel at the time of booking.


Please note that no stop will be made for lunch on Day 1 and Day 3 of the tour. Participants will eat lunch on board the train, so purchasing a bento box meal, etc. prior to departure is recommended (before departing from Nagoya Station on Day 1, and departing from Kanazawa Station on Day 3).


Please understand that there is no vegetarian option available for lunch at Shirakawago on Day 2.


If sightseeing facilities at Takayama, Shirakawago or Kanazawa are closed, the tour will be taken to alternative destinations.


Notified departure and arrival times, as well as travel duration are subject to change. The order of activities and arrival times may differ depending on road conditions and congestion at destinations.


Depending on congestion on the day of the tour due to weather, traffic accidents, etc., the section between Shirakawago and Kanazawa on Day 2 may be changed to transfer via expressway, and the tour may be unable to drive by for sightseeing at Miboro Dam, etc.


When booking, we accept requests for non-smoking rooms, double rooms (depends on hotel), and baby cots (depends on hotel), but please note that fulfillment of such requests is not guaranteed. 
An additional charge is required for a baby cot at Hida Hotel Plaza. Please pay at the location. 
Also, children sharing beds with adults are limited to 1 child per bed. 


The excluded days for each accommodation facility are different than the excluded days for tour operation.

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
05/06/2019 07/06/2019 Takayama $ 1,297 $ 1,278 $ 0 $ 0
07/07/2019 12/08/2019 Takayama $ 1,370 $ 1,351 $ 0 $ 0
12/09/2019 12/28/2019 Takayama $ 1,297 $ 1,278 $ 0 $ 0
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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