Shirakawa-go, Minkaen Light-up, Hida Takayama & Shinhotaka Ropeway


1. Special Plan: Nightime light-up at Shirakawa-go Minkaen Outdoor Museum Enjoy a fantastic light-up event at Minkaen, inside the Shirakawa-go World Heritage Site, where the traditional thatched-roof farmhouses are illuminated. We have exclusive access to Minkaen, which is usually closed in the evenings. Please note that this is not the same as the Shirakawa-go Light-up event. 2. Explore Shirakawa-go before the light-up event and view the farmhouses in natural light. 3. Enjoy strolling the historic streets of Hida Takayama known as 'Little Kyoto'. 4. Look forward to stunning views of the Northern Japan Alps from the Shinhotaka Ropeway, Japan's first double-decker cabins. 5. Stay at the high quality Hotel Associa Takayama Resort and relax in the hot spring baths. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [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) *If interested, please contact us at least 10 days before the tour departure. *This item is not available for rent. Please take it home with you after use. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ [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 for whatever reason. What's not included Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) What's included in Infant Price Bus seat [Attention] Know before you go *Please wear warm clothing and slip-resistant waterproof shoes at Shirakawa-go. *The special light-up event could be cancelled due to bad weather. In addition, snowy landscapes are not guaranteed. *If the Shinhotaka Ropeway is not in operation, either an alternative activity will take place or a refund of the fare will be provided. *Due to time constrictions at Shirakawa-go, it would be difficult to reach and view the farmhouses from the observation decks. *If there are 4 guests booked for one room, an extra bed will be provided in the triple room. *For dinner at Shirakawa-go on Day 1, a mini bus journey may be required to reach the location. *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. *The tour conductor will arrive at the meeting place via different departure points to pick up other guests. Although the tour conductor/sightseeing bus could be late to the meeting place due to road conditions, they will eventually arrive, so please wait at the designated meeting point. Other *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: 1 (Lunch Box)
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Ueno​ (Depart 8:00) -- Shinjuku​ (Depart 8:50) -- Shirakawa-go ​(See the farmhouses blanketed in snow /Stroll & Dinner: 2hrs) -- Shirakawa-go Minkaen ​(See our exclusive light-up event/40 mins) -- Hotel Associa Takayama Resort, Hida Takayama Onsen ​ (Overnight)

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Hotel Associa Takayama Resort​ -- Hida Takayama ​(Stroll/70 mins) -- Hida Takayama ​(Hida beef shabu shabu hotpot and a stir-fried chicken dish for lunch/50 mins) -- Shinhotaka station​ -- [Shinhotaka No.1 Ropeway] Shirakabadaira​ -- [Shinhotaka No.2 Ropeway] Nishihotakaguchi station ​ -- Shinhotaka station​ -- Shinjuku ​(Schedule 20:30) -- Ueno ​(Schedule 21:10)

location Shinjuku(Tokyo Metropolitan Underground Car Park)


Departure place

Shinjuku(Tokyo Metropolitan Underground Car Park)

Meeting Time

08:50 AM



  • English

  • 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

1 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition