- 7 Day Japan Rail Pass
- JPY 1,500 Pasmo Card to use on the non JR trains
- Ainokura & Shirakawago Tour
- Kyoto Guided Morning Tour
- 1 night at the Meitetsu Grand Hotel - Nagoya
- 2 nights at the Hida Hotel Plaza - Takayama
- 2 nights at the Hotel Granvia Hiroshima - Hiroshima
- 2 nights at the Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo - Kyoto
This tour is designed for those travellers who arrive into Nagoya. From here you can explore the majestic beauty of Takayama and be inspired by the rebirth of Hiroshima, the scenic beauty of Miyajima Island and the ancient capital cities of Kyoto and Nara.
Today visit Shirakawago and Ainokura on your guided tour operated by Nohi Bus. Make your way to the Nohi Bus Centre (next to Takayama Station) by 08:20 and present your tour voucher at the ticket office.
At 08:30, your tour will take you to the Mt Gokayama Ainokura Gassho Village. Here you will have 60 minutes of free time to explore this UNESCO-protected village and its steep, thatched roofed houses, some of which date back to the 17th century. Enjoy the beautiful scenery at your own pace. A local lunch is included on today’s program at a venue with beautiful scenery from the observatory.
After lunch, your next stop on the tour will be the traditional UNESCO World Heritage village Shirakawago. Located in a gorgeous mountain valley, the natural setting is divine. You will find more of the same traditional "gassho zukkuri" houses here as you did in Gokayama Ainokura, some which have been renovated into museums, shops and cafés. You will have two hours to spend in this peaceful village. Make sure you walk up to the viewpoint to admire the panoramic view over the area. Your tour will conclude upon arrival at the Takayama Nohi Bus Centre at 15:10.
For dinner tonight we recommend you walk in to town and try one of the many restaurants which specialise in the Japanese "hida beef" which is delicious in sukiyaki or grilled on a hotplate.
Stay: Hida Hotel Plaza - 2/2
Japan Package Tours will be happy to prepare you a personalised itinerary to suit your budget and preferences.
Contact us now for a no-obligation quotation.