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Shirakawa-go Half day tour (UNESCO World Heritage near Takayama)
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Shirakawa-go Half day tour (UNESCO World Heritage near Takayama)

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Ages 0-85, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2–4 hours
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Live guide: Chinese, Japanese, English
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  • English speaking guide
What's not included
  • Entrance fee
  • Any other meals
  • Transportation fee from your hotel or Takayama Station to Shirakawago
  • Entry/Admission - The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
  • Entry/Admission - Wada House


Start:
  • Shirakawago Bus Terminal, Ogimachi, Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu 501-5627, Japan
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Infant seats available
    • Near public transportation
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 183058P7

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Shirakawago Bus Terminal
      Ogimachi, Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu 501-5627, Japan
      See address & details
    • 1
      The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
      Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
      See details
    • 2
      Wada House
      Stop: 15 minutes - Admission excluded
      See details
    • You'll return to the starting point
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Happy Tour
      129
      Japan
      Joined in August 2019
    • Rueykablooey
      0 contributions
      Fantastic day with Miyuki!
      Miyuki was a fantastic and enthusiastic guide. We learnt so much about Takayama and sake from her. She also brought us to eat, amongst others, the most delicious dango we've ever eaten in this nondescript shop off a side road. Miyuki gave us helpful tips on how to find the nearest public toilets and where to buy local apples at better prices. We highly recommend Happy Plus tours!
      Written February 6, 2024
    • Marta V
      0 contributions
      We had a very good experience
      We had a very good day with Yama visiting Shirakawa-go and Takayama. He treated us very well and explained a lot of things about Japan and about the region. We really enjoyed the trip!!!!
      Written January 12, 2024
    • Paola A
      0 contributions
      Fun for the whole family
      Sake tour was fun for everyone including our 8 year old who got to sample fresh local water instead of sake. Tour guide was very knowledgeable.
      Written December 29, 2023
    • Roving15035908944
      0 contributions
      Great sake brewery tour
      He gave us a very detailed and easy-to-understand explanation about the history and geography of Takayama, the characteristics of Hirase Sake Brewery, and the sake brewing process. He even showed me the inside of the brewery so I could better understand the production process. Also, during the tasting, he explained the characteristics of each sake, which combined with my taste buds, helped me understand more deeply. It was a wonderful tour. Thank you very much.
      Written December 9, 2023
    • H8087BUandrews
      0 contributions
      There’s more to sake than you think.
      This was an interesting and enjoyable tour that included some fascinating information on the history of Takayama and its production of sake. The tastings were a hit and rather warming on a cold December afternoon!
      Written December 5, 2023
    • vickicork
      0 contributions
      Really nice tour to take , try and do the 2 hour one
      Excellent tour . We did not have much time in Takayama so did the one hour tour in evening but it was very very good . Forgot the lady who guided us on tour but she was very good as was Yama who was at the tour agency when we arrived .
      Written December 2, 2023
    • Ocdt_D
      0 contributions
      Short but sweet brewery tour and tasting. Fun and informative.
      The tour started with a very brief introduction to the history of the city of Takayama and proceeded quickly to the brewery. Our guide, Yamakoshi, offered to take a photo of us outside and explained the history of brewing in Takayama. We went in to the brewery where we saw the bottling line and sake ageing tanks. Yama explained the process really clearly and succinctly. I went in with basically no knowledge of how sake is made and left fully understanding the process overall. Yama answered all our questions really clearly. The tasting was interesting and fun and we were offered more of any that we liked. We were offered the opportunity to buy sake, including all that we tried, but didn't feel pressured. (We did buy some yuzushu!) Would absolutely recommend to anybody, it was quite a short experience, less than one hour, but completely worth it. Yama was a friendly and really skilled guide.
      Written November 15, 2023
    • 24travelnow
      0 contributions
      Takayama old town
      This tour of old Town Takayama took place after dark so many of the shops had closed. Nevertheless our guide went out of his way to explain the long history and culture of this very old area. He was very knowledgeable.
      Written November 13, 2023
    • 15AnneT
      0 contributions
      Interesting tour
      Great tour of the sake brewery. The guide knew his stuff and was very informative. Lovely sake and worth the time taken to do the tour.
      Written November 4, 2023
    • joewM2952UL
      0 contributions
      Worthwhile Tour
      The tour was well worth our time and money. Yama-san, our local guide, was wonderful. He is very knowledgeable about all things related to Takayama. Highly recommended Yama-san, Hirase Sake Brewery and Happy Plus tours.
      Written November 4, 2023
    • gvdb101
      0 contributions
      Takayama tour
      Great tour with interesting explanations. We loved that the tour combined the old part of Takayama with the hida village.
      Written October 19, 2023
    • souzaka
      0 contributions
      Fun outing in Takayama
      Yama took my partner and I on a private tour of a sake factory. Great behind the scenes experience and quite knowledgeable. We definitely feel like we are better equipped to assess sake now!
      Written October 19, 2023
    • Dream54019135420
      0 contributions
      Must-do when you're in Takayama
      Very fun tour to do when you're in Takayama! We've learned a lot about sake and the history of kanazawa. We'll never drink sake the same way as before:) And our guide, Mu, was very entertaining and super friendly!
      Written October 14, 2023
    • paulreid23
      0 contributions
      Helpful guide
      Due to my own befuddlement, I found out on arrival that I'd mistakenly booked our tour for the next day, by which time we would be moving on. However our host Yama was unfazed and kindly offered to run a special tour for us later that morning. The brewery tour and sake tastings were very informative and comprehensive and Yama was an excellent guide. Can recommend.
      Written September 11, 2023
    • Relax34839586447
      0 contributions
      Amazing tour guide!
      The sake tour was great, especially thanks to our amazing tour guide Miyuki who told us everything about Takayama, sake and Japanese culture. It was one of our best experiences in Takayama. Would 100% recommend !
      Written September 5, 2023
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    sharonybl
    Petaling Jaya, Malaysia13 contributions
    Jan 2023
    Yama was a fantastic guide. Although this is my 2nd visit to Shirakawa-go, I find this tour very informative and insightful. A truly enjoyable tour!!
    Written January 26, 2023
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    Thank you very much for joined our tour ! we appreciate your good comments. In this area we have special culture and history , If you have any interesting please check our other tours! Thank you very much for everything !!!
    Written January 28, 2023
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    Giulio Gerace
    3 contributions
    Jan 2020
    Loved the tour of Shirakawa-go. The tour guide Yama was really helpful in understanding the details of the place. Got to see the best views of the town! Would recommend to any tourist in the area (Takayama)
    Written January 19, 2020
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    Thank you very much your good comments ! & Thank you very much coming from Australia. If you have chance to come again here, we are looking forward to meet you again ^ ^. Thank you very much for everything !!
    Written February 1, 2020
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    eyal
    2 contributions
    Me and my freind hade a day trip with yama, and it was a great time, yama picked us up from the hotel and explain us a lot about the city and the places on the way to shirakawa-go. He was very nice and have a lot of knowledge about the places we visited. The price was really good compare to other companies, and yama himself is a great person. Really recommmend
    Written December 26, 2019
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    Thank you very much your great comments ! and Thank you very much come from Israel. we also learn about Israel and your culture. It was wonderful ! I hope you go back home safely. I really appreciating you and your friend. Thank you very much every thing!!!
    Written December 30, 2019
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    Adam V
    Tel Aviv, Israel1 contribution
    Good price!
    Really recommend doing these two destinations. Its so much simpler and nicer doing it privately.
    Written December 26, 2019
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    Thank you very much your special comments for us ! and Thank you very much come from Israel. I hope you go back home safely. I really appreciating you and your friend. If you come again ,we will offer special price for you. I'm looking forward to meet you again in Takayama city !
    Written December 30, 2019
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