World Heritage Shirakawa-go, Hida Takayama & Kanazawa


Explore the popular sightseeing spots of Shirakawa-go, a World Heritage site, Hida Takayama and Kanazawa on this two day trip from Osaka. Shirakawa-go: A traditional thatched roof village that is a prime example of what rural life was like in Japan hundreds of years ago. The village is registered as a World Heritage site. ② Hida Takayama: A well-preserved historic town known affectionately as ‘Little Kyoto’. ③ Kanazawa: Visit the place you are interested in the most: Kanazawa Castle Park or Kenrokuen (One of the top three gardens in Japan. / Entrance fee to the garden is extra JPY 320 per adult) or 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Entrance fee to the Exhibition Zone is extra JPY 360~2,000 per person ※Entrance fee depends on the exhibition contents) ④ Higashi Chaya District: Visit a historic entertainment district where guests were entertained by geisha. ⑤ Omicho market: Visit the main market of the city selling lots of fresh seafood, vegetables and other local produce. Have lunch on your own expenses. -------------------------------------------------------------- Optional Bento lunch box on Day-1Makunouchi-style (fish, meat, vegetables, egg, pickles and rice) with tea / JPY1,100 (tax included) ・If interested, please place an order in the Additional Information of the booking form when booking the tour, or at least 9 business days before the trip. ・Payment is by credit card. ・If you cancel your trip after 15:00 the day before the tour, you will not receive a refund for the bento. ・If you are not interested, then please prepare your own lunch in advance or buy it during a rest break in the journey. -------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional information] What's included: 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. What's not included: Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) What's included in "Infant Price" (3-5 years old): Bus seats only (no meals or bedding) [Attention] *The hotel is mainly single rooms. Therefore groups of 2~4 people may be separated into single rooms, even if you book for twin etc. room. *If your reservation is for 3 and more people in 1 room, a room with an extra bed(s) may be provided. *The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa is closed on Mondays (or in case if Monday is a holiday it is closed on the following weekday). *The admission to the Public Zone of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art is free of charge. Admission to the Exhibition Zone requires a separate cost. *For the dinner on Day-1, please have it on your own expenses around the hotel. There is a shopping district nearby the JR Takaoka Station. *Depending on the traffic and weather, the itinerary order may be changed, also the time at the sightseeing place(s) may be shortened or the sightseeing place(s) may be omitted partially, or the tour end time may be delayed. *The traffic is expected to be very congested during the consecutive holidays season so the return time may delayed greatly. In case if the tour have a significant delay, there is possibility of omitting Hida Takayama on Day-1. *Wearing clothes and shoes that let you move easily and comfortably is strongly recommended. *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. *The tour bus stops at several meeting points to pick up participants and comes to your meeting point. The bus may be late due to the traffic or other circumstances, but the bus definitely comes to your meeting point. Please make sure to wait for the bus at the designated meeting place. *For the smooth operation of the group tour, we are responsible for allocating the seating for the transportation (bus, trains etc.) used during the tour and at facilities where seats are designated. *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: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Umeda (Depart 8:00) -- JR Shin-Osaka (Depart 8:25) -- Hida Takayama (Stroll through the quaint town known as ‘Little Kyoto’ / approx. 60 mins) -- Shirakawa-go (Explore the World Heritage site / approx. 60 mins) -- Toyama・APA Hotel Takaoka Ekimae (Overnight)

  • Hotel: APA Hotel Takaoka Ekimae

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Toyama -- Higashi Chaya District Stroll through the historic streets of the former entertainment district / approx. 50 mins) -- Kanazawa Castle Park or Kenrokuen Garden (Entrance fee to the garden is extra JPY 320 per adult) or 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art (Entrance to the Exhibition Zone is extra JPY 360~2,000 per person ※Entrance fee depends on the exhibition contents) -- Omicho Market (Lunch on your own expense / approx. 80 mins) -- Hakuza gold leaf store (Shopping / approx. 20 mins) -- Shin-Osaka (Scheduled 19:00) -- Umeda (Scheduled 19:20)

location Umeda


Departure place


Meeting Time

08:00 AM


Gifu (Takayama)

  • 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.