Hida Folk Village Light-up, Shirakawa-go & Hida Takayama


1. Visit the Hida Folk Village Light-up event and see the fantastic illuminated traditional thatched-roof houses. This is a different event from the Shirakawa-go light-up event. 2. Stroll through the historic streets of Hida Takayama, known as 'Little Kyoto'. 3. Explore the World Heritage site Shirakawa-go, a village of traditional thatched roof farmhouses that offers an insight into what rural life was like hundreds of years ago. 4. Tsumago-juku: visit the old post town that used to be on the Nakasendo, one of two routes that used to connect Tokyo with Kyoto in the Edo Period (1603-1868) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [Items for sale] 'Ice-band' (slip-resistant band attached to the soles of shoes): JPY1000 for a pair M size (22.0-25.0cm) / L size (26.0-29.0cm) *L size is recommended for those wearing strong and sturdy boots with thick soles. *If interested, please contact us at least 10 days before the tour departure. *Please pay in advance. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [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. [Attention] *Please wear warm clothing and slip-resistant waterproof shoes at Shirakawa-go. *The light-up event could be cancelled due to bad weather. In addition, snowy landscapes are not guaranteed. *Seats on the local train are unreserved so you may not be able to sit. Furthermore, the section of the journey is subject to change. *If there are 4 guests booked for one room, an extra bed will be provided in the triple room. *To reach the observation decks at Shirakawa-go to see the farmhouses from above, you will need to take a shuttle bus (JPY200 one-way.) You may not be able to visit the observation decks on the day due to road congestion or bad weather. If that's the case, then please view and walk around the village. *Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. *Outdoor activities will be particularly cold so please bring warm clothing. *Depending on the road conditions on the day, the order of the itinerary may change. *This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign guests. *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
  • Ueno ​(Depart 7:30) -- Shinjuku ​(Depart 8:10) -- Shirakawa-go ​(Explore the World Heritage Site/60 mins) -- Hida Folk Village ​(See the thatched-roof farmhouses lit up/30 mins) -- Takayama ​(Dinner featuring Japanese beef and stir-fried chicken/50 mins) -- Hotel Associa Takayama Resort, Hida Takayama Onsen ​(Overnight)  *A five star hotel. Please enjoy the indoor and outdoor hot springs.

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel​ -- Hida Takayama ​(Explore the historic streets/60 mins) -- Takayama Station --​[Board a local train on the Takayama Main Line] Kuguno Station​ -- Butai Toge Sightseeing Center ​(Lunch/50 mins) -- Kashimo Meijiza Theater ​(A local guide will take you around a theater with 110 years of history. *In Japanese/30 mins) -- Tsumago-juku​ (Visit the old post town/50 mins) -- Iida​ (Shopping & Rest/20 mins) -- Shinjuku ​(Schedule 20:20) -- Ueno ​(Schedule 21:00)

location Shinjuku(Tokyo Metropolitan Underground Car Park)


Departure place

Shinjuku(Tokyo Metropolitan Underground Car Park)

Meeting Time

08:10 AM



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  • Chinese

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

2 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition