Shirakawa-go Light-up from Observatory, Luxurious Hotel in Hida Takayama & Kanazawa [By Shinkansen]


■You can see Shirakawago Light-up from the "Observatory" on this tour. View the magnificent Shirakawa-go Light-up event ・Enjoy scenic views of the traditional thatched-roof farmhouse village designated as a World Heritage Site at daytime and night time as well as from the observation deck! ・Tuck into a miso-grilled Hida beef dinner. Look forward to sightseeing in Kanazawa, Ishikawa PrefectureKenrokuen: Visit one of Japan's 3 most famous gardens, especially the 'yukitsuri', which is a highlight during the winter months. Yukitsuri is the method of protecting the trees from buckling under the pressure of heavy snowfall using bamboo poles and rope. ・Higashi Chaya District: A well-preserved 'chaya' (restaurants where guests are entertained by geisha) district that were very popular during the Edo Period. Enjoy strolling through the historic streets. ・Omicho Market: Choose what you like for lunch at Kanazawa's largest fresh food market. We recommend sampling some of the local seafood at one of a number of restaurants located inside the market. Stay at a 5 star hotel in Takayama city Ice grips for sale A set of ice grips is sold for JPY1,000 for this tour to combat the icy surfaces. There are two sizes: M (22-25 cm) and L (26-29 cm) *If interested, please apply at least 9 days before your trip. Payment is by credit card only. [Additional Information] *Tour inclusions: Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. *Items not included: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) *Items included in Infant Price: bus seat only. Train seat, meals and bedding are not included. [Attention] *Dinner will be early (16:30~) and before visiting the light-up event. The visit to the observation deck to see the light-up will be around 15 minutes. *Since we will arrive at the hotel after the light-up event, check-in is scheduled for around 21:00. *You can only wear a yukata between your room and the communal baths, not anywhere else in the hotel (however, slippers can be worn throughout the building.) *Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. *Outdoor activities will be particularly cold (temperature will be around -10℃ ~ 0℃) and the road might be frozen, so please bring warm clothing and slip-resistant waterproof shoes. Also, it will be quite dark in certain areas of the light-up event site so please bring a flashlight. *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *This tour is operated with a mixture of Japanese and foreign guests. However a staff member will give you the basic information, such as meeting place and time at each stop in English or Chinese, although they won’t give you detailed information on the places visited. *When allocating Shinkansen seats, depending on seat arrangements, your group may not be able to sit together. Even customers who booked for two may not be seated next to each other or sat on the same row. *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Tokyo Station (Depart 7:24~9:04) -- <Shinkansen "Asama"> -- Ueda Station -- Shirakawa-go (See the illuminated village from the observatory which is hard to get reservation for. / Visit the village in daytime too! / Entrance to Kanda House is included! / Relish miso-grilled Hida beef for dinner.) -- Hida Takayama Onsen・Hotel Associa Takayama Resort (Overnight.) *Stay at the 5 star hotel.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hida Takayama Onsen -- Hida Takayama(Explore a morning market and the historic streets) -- Highlights of Kanazawa (①Omicho Market (Have lunch) ②Kenrokuen Garden (See a winter landscape and 'yukitsuri'.) ③Higashi Chaya District) -- Toyama Station -- <Shinkansen "Hakutaka"> -- Tokyo Station (Arrive 20:00~21:16)

location Tokyo


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  • English

  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

25 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

1 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition
The prices may vary depending on number of participants and other conditions.