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【One day bus tour】Kanazawa Sta.~Gokayama / Shirakawago / Takayama

Reservation possible on the day

Bus tour shirakawago-takayama of world heritages and history by JR bus.

Here is the scenery you have never seen.


✨Depart from and arrive at Kanazawa.

Just be seated on the bus. No need to check routes and transportation.

✨ Explore the World Heritage sites of Gokayama, Shirakawa-go and little Kyotoesque Hida Takayama in one day.

✨Available automatic guide system in English.


●Travel route      

【One way course】

・ Depart from Kanazawa Sta. [Kenrokuen gate (East Gate), Bus stop No.4] 9:10

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・ Gokayama [Murakami family KOKIRIKO enjoyment (about 20 minutes)] 10:20~11:00

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・Shirakawago Sightseeing 11:40-13:40

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・Takayama (In front of Hida Hotel Plaza) 14:50


【Round-trip course】

・Takayama (In front of Hida Hotel Plaza) 16:40

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・Around 18:40 Return to Kanazawa Sta. 


Highlight

World Heritage Site – Gokayama (Enjoy "Kokiriko" dance performance.) 

Gokayama and Shirakawago have been registered in the UNESCO World Heritage list since December 1995. The architecture in these areas is called “Gassho Zukuri”, because their appearances are similar to the shape of hands being put together when praying (Gaasho). Gokayama has 23 Gassho-style houses and has paddy fields, stone fences, and avalanche protection groves in their original forms. At the Murakami House, where its history spans about 400 years, the owner will talk about the history of Murakami House and Gokayama while sitting around the Japanese fire pit, followed by the performance of “Kokiriko dance,” the oldest Japanese folk song.


The world of fairy tale – Shirakawa-go (Lunch time) 

Mountains surround Shirakawa-go. And in the past, this area was called “an inaccessible corner” or “an unexplored region.”

The scenery woven by patty fields and straw-thatched Gassho-style houses seen across the village is like an ideal world separated from a real world. Shirakawa-go has 114 Gassho-style houses. The scenery seen from the observatory is like a fairytale world. Shirakawa-go will show you beautiful Japanese sceneries from season to season where people live in harmony with nature.


Japanese ancient town - Hida Takayama

The scenery of the castle town and merchant town from the Edo era is still preserved even today, and the town is called “The Little Kyoto of Hida” for this scenery. The town is very popular among tourists as a nostalgic town. Sanmachi Street is registered in the list of Preservation Districts for Groups of Important Historic Buildings. Takayama Jin-ya was a government office in the Edo era and is the only place across Japan. When you see the traditional sake breweries and historic buildings in an old-fashioned townscape, you will feel as if you had been transported through time to the Edo period. You can enjoy a variety of delicious foods in the town: local specialties such as tasty Hida beef steak and a rice ball are recommended.

Sarubobo of Hida, a Japanese amulet, is very popular as a good luck charm for pregnancy and a safe delivery. We recommend it for one of your souvenirs.

Information

Organizer
West Japan JR Bus Company
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Price
Round Trip Plan:Kanazawa ⇒ Takayama ⇒ Kanazawa 6,200yen (Child 3,100 yen)
One Way Plan:Kanazawa ⇒ Takayama 5,200 yen (Child 2,600 yen)
Inclusions
※The price includes the admission fee to the KOKIRIKO dance performance at the Murakami family.
Date
From April 2, 2022, to March 26, 2023, Operate every Saturday, Sunday, and holiday.
Notes
※Don't operate from December 24, 2022, to January 2, 2023..
※From July 16 to August 29, 2022, Operate every Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and holiday.
Duration
About 9 hours and 30 minutes.
Departure Point
Kanazawa Sta. [Kenrokuen gate (East Gate), Bus stop No.4] 9:10
Ending Point
Kanazawa Sta. 18:40
By Public Transportation
From Kanazawa Sta. [Kenrokuen gate (East Gate) walk about 1 minute
Cancellation
100yen charge will be incurred when receiving a refund before the departure time.
100% charge will be incurred when receiving a refund after the departure time.
Website
「Kanazawaya~Shirakawago/Gokayama/Takayama」(PR video)

Organizer

Address
〒554-8510
1-3-23, Hokuko, Konohana-ku, Osaka, Japan
Business Day
Saturday, Sunday, and holiday.
※Closed: The year-end and New Year holidays(12/31~1/3)
Business Hours
9:00~18:00
Phone
06-4256-5115
Website
https://www.nishinihonjrbus.co.jp/en/

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Phone Operator Hours
West Japan JR Bus Telephone Reservation(10:00~19:00)
0570-00-2424
Online Booking Page
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