Takayama Express 3-Days Tour of World Heritage from Nagoya / Takayama

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2 Nights from $970

(* Price is per person.)

* Above price are Land only price. Airfare is not included.
* Seasonal surcharges apply for all other dates.

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This 3 day package tour visit to world Heritage Site Shirakawa-go and Kanazawa. Don't restrict your historical experience to just the main sites everyone visits - see Takayama, known as "Little Kyoto" and 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" a Japanese paper at Gokayama. Visit Kanazawa, home of Kenroku Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan and Nagamachi Samurai District. where feel the atmosphere of the days of the samurai in this area, where the earthen walls, waterways, and stone paths remain as they were when samurai of the Kaga domain resided here. 

Departure

From Nagoya / Takayama
01 - 24 Dec 2016: Thu, Sat
03 Mar - 28 Nov 2016: Mon, Thu, Sat
( Except 08,10,22 Oct 2016)
*When the daye of stay at the hotel is a black out date, the tour will not be operated.)

05 Jan - 25 Feb, 14-28 Dec 2017:Thu, Sat
02 Mar- 07 Dec 2017: Mon, Thu, Sat
(Except 13,15,29 Apr, 4,6, May, 12,14 Aug, 2,9 Oct, 9 Dec 2017)

Meals Breakfast 0
Lunch 1
Dinner 0
Guide English-speaking guide service is included.
Minimum participaints 1  person
Code from Nagoya :JG-3GNL200
from Takayama : JG-3GL500
Triple reduction available
Single supplement apply 

Breakfast plan available, tour code : JG-SUN3GNL200B( from Nagoya)/JG-SUN3GL500B
Seasonal surcharge apply: 03 Mar - 28 Nov 2016
From Nagoya departure  Plan additional charge required.
Tokyo and Kyoto departure available, additional charge required.


2017 departure, booking from 15 Sep 2016.
Tour Itinerary will change from 2017.
Price and details, please ask to consultants.

Call us on 1800 802 552  or  Online Enquiry

Schedule

B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner
Nagoya- Takayama

Day 1

Nagoya- Takayama

Departure from Nagoya
11:20 a.m.
Assemble at the 2nd floor lobby of Nagoya Marriot Associa Hotel.nagoya Station( Limitted Express train 150min). Visit Takayama Yatai Kaikan Hall where colorfully decorated traditional festival floats are displayed, Kusakabe Folkcraft Museum which was formerly the residence of powerful merchants under government patronage, and Kami Sannomachi Street where traditional Japanese wooden houses are preserved.

Departure from Takayama
3:00p.m. Departure  from Hida Hotel Plaza, visit Takayama Yatai Kaikan Hall where colorfully decorated traditional festival floats are displayed, Kusakabe Folkcraft Museum which was formerly the residence of powerful merchants under government patronage, and Kami Sannomachi Street where traditional Japanese wooden houses are preserved.
Stay at Hida Hotel Plaza
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Arrive to the hotel. Stay overnight at Hida Hotel Plaza.

Takayama-Shirakawago-Kanazawa (L)

Day 2

Takayama-Shirakawago-Kanazawa (L)

Walk to Takayama station*.
Sightseeing will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. Note that the bus will be shared with Japanese customers. Also, depending on the number of participants, a charter bus may be used.

Take a local sightseeing bus to Gokayama Ainokura (50 min)
Enjoy this mountain village that preserves the ways of life of the past.
Enjoy Japaese-style lunch in Shirakawa-go.
Savor the taste of home-style cooking that can only be experienced in regions such as this.
After lunch, enjoy a tour and time to walk around the thatched roof village on your own.
Shirakawa go to Kanazawa by local bus (75 mins)

3:15 - 6:30 p.m.
Arrive at Kanazawa, check in to your hotel.


<from 2017>
Depart the hotel in Takayama, visit to Takayama morning market, proceed to Shirakawa-go. Enjoy this mountain village that preserves the ways of life of the past. visiting Shirakawa-go Observatory deck, Wada residence (traditional thatched roof farmhouse).
After lunch,  proceed to Kanazawa.
Arrive at Kanazawa, check in to your hotel.
Departure Nagoya:Kanazawa-Nagoya / Departure Takayama : Kanazawa

Day 3

Departure Nagoya:Kanazawa-Nagoya / Departure Takayama : Kanazawa

Depart the hotel to Kanazawa morning tour, visit to Higashi Chaya district  (30 min) where Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street.
Tentokuin Temple  (40 min), Nagamachi Samurai District  (30 min), Kenroku-en Garden  (60 min), top three Japanese gardens and offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

<Nagoya departure>
Tour disbands on arrival at Kanazawa Station. ( Limited express shirasagi/180 min)
5:00p.m - 6:00p.m.

Tour disbands on arrival at Nagoya Station

<Takayama departure>
 Tour disbands on arrival at Kanazawa Station. 

<from 2017>
Depart the hotel to Kanazawa morning tour, visit to Nagamachi Samurai District & Nomura samurai residence, Kenroku-en Garden, top three Japanese gardens and offers amazing seasonal views all year round. Higashi Chaya district  (30 min) where Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street, Hakuza.


Tour disbands on arrival at Nagoya Station

<Takayama departure>
 Tour disbands on arrival at Kanazawa Station. 

Remarks

<From Nagoya>
1. This is a special tour for international visitors. Please understand that residents of Japan cannot make bookings for this tour.
2. Participants will be required to carry their own luggage. As space is limited inside the Shinkansen and bus, we recommend leaving large baggage such as suit cases at your hotel in Nagoya.
3. If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 20 days before a scheduled date, the tour on the date may be cancelled.

<From Nagoya and Takayama>

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

2. As the tour requires a lot of walking, please participate in comfortable clothes and shoes. If you are planning to attend this tour during the winter months (October to February), please bring a coat or other warm clothing.

3. Transportation from Takayama to Kanazawa may be via shared expressway bus or a charter bus.

4. Sightseeing at Shirakawago and Gokayama thached roof village on day-2 will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. Note that the bus will be shared with Japanese customers. Also, depending on the number of participants, a charter bus may be used.

5. Vegetarian meals are not available for lunch at Shirakawa-go on day-2.

6. Kanazawa sightseeing on Day 3 will be conducted via regular sightseeing bus operated by Hokuriku Railroad. This tour is jointly operated with Japanese customers. If Tentokuin Temple is closed, the tour will visit Kanazawa Yasue Gold Leaf Museum. Also, depending on the number of participants, public transportation may be used.

7. Tours departing Jan. 16, 23, 24, 30, 31 or Feb. 7 or 14 will visit the limited-time Shirakawa-go illumination. In such cases, the itinerary for Takayama and Shirakawa-go will be changed. On these days, Shirakawa-go will be visited on the 1st night. The visit will be via a regular sightseeing bus operated by Nohi Bus. Takayama sightseeing will be in the morning on the 2nd day, and Gokayama will not be visited; Takayama Morning Market will be visited instead. Also, in the case that the Shirakawa-go illumination regular sightseeing bus service is suspended, the normal itinerary will be followed. No refunds will be provided in such cases.

8. If the minimum number of participants (1) is not met by 20 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date may be cancelled.


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