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Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

Nakasendo self-guided walking tour 2 days

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Over the course of two days of an easy walk (self-guided tour) along the Nakasendo road and one overnight stay at a Minshuku (family run lodging), immerse yourself in Japan's folkloric landscapes between the villages of Nakatsugawa and Tsumago. During Japan's feudal period (1603-1868), the Nakasendo road was one of the five routes that linked the economic hub, Tokyo, to the imperial capital, Kyoto. Unlike the Tokaido road, which was replaced by today's Shinkansen train, the Nakasendo was saved from rampant modernization and still upholds an old-fashioned charm. Created by general Tokugawa in order to assert his political domination, the route spans a distance of 534 kilometers and includes 69 rest stops. Its name literally means "mountain road" and is a means of communication in case of a large flood on the Tokaido: the coastal road. Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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  • 2 days
From
$196.27
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$196.27

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

Magome & Tsumago Nakasendo Full-Day Private Trip with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way toexplore both of the ancient post towns! You can travel between Magome and Tsumago by infrequent direct bus. Nakasendo was one of the two highways during the Edo period connecting Tokyo with Kyoto, running through the Kiso Valley. Travelers at that time walked along the highway, stopping at "post towns" for rest. Some of those post towns have been well preserved and show tourists today exactly what Japan was like hundreds of years ago. Stunning forests, beautiful villages and traditions, we would love to recommend it to everyone interested in Japanese nature and history. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$122.83
Price varies by group size
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$122.83
Price varies by group size
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Kanazawa, Fukui, Shirakawa-go Tour: Itinerary and Item Planning Ticket

Kanazawa, Fukui, Shirakawa-go Tour: Itinerary and Item Planning Ticket

This is a flexible itinerary to meet your needs. It can be private or shared. All items are options.
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  • 3 days
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$39.30
per group
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$39.30
per group

Private Tour - An Old Battlefield Tour! Experience the Battle of Sekigahara

Private Tour - An Old Battlefield Tour! Experience the Battle of Sekigahara

In 1600, the battle of Sekigahara, known to all Japanese, occurred in Sekigahara-Cho, Gifu Prefecture today. This battle marks the end of the Sengoku era, and the winner, Ieyasu Tokugawa, will unify the whole country, creating a peaceful era without war. Therefore, it was a very important battle, called "World Battle". This plan traces the battlefield around Sekigahara. First, at the Sekigahara History and Museum, you can learn about the history of the battle through exhibits and commentary. Then rent an armor and go to the place where General Mitsunari Ishida and General Ieyasu Tokugawa have set up! Also, visit the post town where the cityscape after the battle of Sekigahara remains.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.17
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$103.17
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the Maze Satoyama Museum

the Maze Satoyama Museum

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A tour that gives you an opportunity to walk through the area through conversations and contact with villagers, and to learn about the differences between modern and urban people. I will provide it. Why don't you go around Maze Satoyama with us in search of many discoveries? After completing the "Maze Satoyama Museum" experience, you can experience the optional "Masuda-style old private house over 200 years old" starting from March 16. This old house is a family residence. Guide from outside storehouse to main residence. The course is a sliding door with an unusual swallow's doorway, sliding doors with bird pictures, with flower picture and with scenery pictures in the guest room, a chain mail and armor of unknown age, a gorgeous Buddhist altar. You are also able to have Gohei Mochi and Matcha tea services in the living room.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.13
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$49.13

Gero Peaceful Town Walking Tour

Gero Peaceful Town Walking Tour

It is a deeply localized walking tour held at Hagiwara town. Compared to Gero Hot Spring area, Hagiwara is smaller and non-crowded but has some historical spots to visit. Enjoy this activity to get to know more about Gero! Starting at JR Hida-Hagiwara station, you will visit a local shrine, sake brewery, sweet shop and some other great spots. Through the 3 hours gentle walking, you will be like a local person who knows the country town so much.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$83.52
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$83.52

Explore Kiso Valley : Magome - Tsumago Mountain Trail Walk

Explore Kiso Valley : Magome - Tsumago Mountain Trail Walk

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Nakasendo was formerly known as the Higashisendo and connects Kyoto and the eastern provinces including present day Tokyo. It was one of five highways created within a 7 year period from 1601 along with the Tokaido, Nikko, Oshu, and Koshu. This tour is a 5 hour mountain trail walk that traverses along a 9km trail that connects the two most beautiful post towns along the Nakasendo - Magome-Juku and Tsumago-Juku. Both towns still retain their medieval flare. Your guide will show you the commercial town in the Tono region that flourished when the highway was active. From cobbled roads going through Magome-Juku, the view of Mt. Ena, a quaint teahouse on a mountain pass, and beautiful mountain village scenery around Tsumago-Juku, there is no doubt that you will feel like you've been transported back to medieval Japan.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.11
Price varies by group size
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$135.11
Price varies by group size
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Gero Sake Brewery Tour

Gero Sake Brewery Tour

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This tour is held at the tranquil town named Hagiwara, close to Gero Onsen. Through the 1.5-hour tour, you will get to know more about Japanese sake (Nihonshu). The enthusiastic brewer will show you how to make it step by step. Finally, you will enjoy tasting their special sake!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$39.30
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$39.30

Gujo Odori town Walking Tour

Gujo Odori town Walking Tour

【OUTLINE】 Gujo Hachiman in Gifu hosts Japan’s famous Bon Odori "Gujo Odori" one of the longest dance from July to September. This tour features a guided walk around town while enjoying the dance. Arriving at the Gujo Hachiman Museum, you will not only have the chance of witnessing the actual stage but alsoto experience traditional dance, visiting the tower where BGM is housed as well as the golden opportunity of exploring a specialized geta shop. This tour will be guided by a local guide. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Guided walking tour to Gujo Odori, the longest bon-odori folk dance festival in Japan. ・Experience the rich history of Gujo dance, which has been passed down for 400 years. ・Listen and talk with local residents in Gujo. ・Visit the dance venue, the traditional house structures, and specialized geta shop, etc. ・Take in the scenery of the water town also known as the Venice of Japan and get your camera snapping away!
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.76
Price varies by group size
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$143.76
Price varies by group size
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Oze-Ukai, Japan's Oldest Cormorant Fishing & Purveyor to the Imperial Household

Oze-Ukai, Japan's Oldest Cormorant Fishing & Purveyor to the Imperial Household

On this English guided tour you will get an up-close look at a Japanese traditional fishing method with more than 1300 years of tradition. ・Observe the traditional Japanese fishing method with a history of more than 1,300 years ・One of the few cormorant fishing in Japan that has been used by the Imperial Household Agency for over 120 years ・Watch how the master fishermen feed the cormorants and live with them like a family ・Enjoy the sounds of nature created by traditional fishing, selected as oneof 100 soundscapes of Japan ・Cormorant fishermen themselves teach you how to fish cormorants in English
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  • 2 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.39
From
$65.39
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Sakaori Terraced Rice Fields Walking and Onigiri Making Tour in Ena

Sakaori Terraced Rice Fields Walking and Onigiri Making Tour in Ena

Located in Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Sakaori Tanada Terraced Rice Fields is one of Japan's Top 100 Rice Terraces. This walking tour will introduce you the beautiful scenery of the Japan terraced rice fields, a truly incredible engineering feat from 400 years ago. Our local guide will guide you through the history and nature of the place, the rice cultivation techniques, as well as the water transport systems used in these terraces. After the walk, you will have the experience of making onigiri (rice balls) with local people, using the rice that is collected from the terraced rice field. ・Explore the countryside area of Ena city ・Visit one of Japan's 100 best terraced rice fields ・Discover the legend of the mysterious mountain Gongenyama ・Learn how to make onigiri (rice balls) ・Enjoy the hands-on experience with local people ・Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. It is also helpful to have a change of clothes. ・The rice ball fillings will change depending on the season.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.90
Price varies by group size
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$78.90
Price varies by group size
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Private Tour - Hike to Yoro Falls: Japan's top Waterfall/Spring Water Site!

Private Tour - Hike to Yoro Falls: Japan's top Waterfall/Spring Water Site!

An hour away by train from Nagoya is a city called Yorocho famous for its beautiful waterfall and tasty spring water. You can hike to Yoro Falls and experience some unique Japanese culture. You will forget to breathe, once you reach the majestic Yoro Falls. The high-quality spring water is chosen as one of the 100 Best Spring Waters in Japan; there is even a legend that the water can rejuvenate. You should not miss out on the 100-year historic soda pop made using this spring water, and Nagashi somen (noodles flowing in running water). Experience unique modern art, and visit a shop with more than 120 gourd art items. A perfect plan for getting refreshed in the forest along beautiful streams!
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$108.09
From
$108.09
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Shirakawago & Gokayama Charter Car Tour (Takayama departure) with Private Driver

Shirakawago & Gokayama Charter Car Tour (Takayama departure) with Private Driver

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Explore the beautiful mountain settlement of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama via chartered vehicle exclusively for you and your travelmates. Our English-speaking driver will take you first to the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale village. Shirakawa-go and Gokayama is a remote settlement designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. As the region receives considerable snowfall in the winter, the farmhouses are well-known for their distinctive architecture featuring steep roofs to easily shed snow. Learn more about this unique village on a full-day chartered vehicle tour with English-speaking driver. On this day trip departing from Takayama, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to wander around a unique village, stroll through historic streets, take in stunning mountain landscapes, and enjoy a lunch made of authentic local ingredients. Your driver will customize your four-hour tour according to your interests and requests!
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  • 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$351.22
Price varies by group size
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$351.22
Price varies by group size
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Shirakawa-go Charter Car Tour (Kanazawa departure) with English-speaking Driver

Shirakawa-go Charter Car Tour (Kanazawa departure) with English-speaking Driver

Explore the beautiful mountain settlement of Shirakawa-go via chartered vehicle exclusively for you and your travelmates. Our English-speaking driver will take you first to the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale village Shirakawa-go. Shirakawa-go is a remote settlement designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. As the region receives considerable snowfall in the winter, the farmhouses are well-known for their distinctive architecture featuring steep roofs to easily shed snow. Learn more about this unique village on a full-day chartered vehicle tour with English-speaking driver. On this day trip departing from Takayama, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to wander around a unique village, stroll through historic streets, take in stunning mountain landscapes, and enjoy a lunch made of authentic local ingredients. Your driver will customize your four-hour tour according to your interests and requests!
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$309.90
Price varies by group size
From
$309.90
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Shirakawago Charter Car Tour (Takayama departure) with English-speaking Driver

Shirakawago Charter Car Tour (Takayama departure) with English-speaking Driver

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Explore the beautiful mountain settlement of Shirakawa-go via chartered vehicle exclusively for you and your travelmates. Our English-speaking driver will take you first to the World Heritage Site of fairy-tale village Shirakawa-go. Shirakawa-go is a remote settlement designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture. As the region receives considerable snowfall in the winter, the farmhouses are well-known for their distinctive architecture featuring steep roofs to easily shed snow. Learn more about this unique village on a full-day chartered vehicle tour with English-speaking driver. On this day trip departing from Takayama, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind to wander around a unique village, stroll through historic streets, take in stunning mountain landscapes, and enjoy a lunch made of authentic local ingredients. Your driver will customize your four-hour tour according to your interests and requests!
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$258.25
Price varies by group size
From
$258.25
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Takayama Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Takayama Half-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

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This value-packed trip with a nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Takayama! Takayama features an atmospheric townscape, with Meiji-era inns and hillside shrines in a riverside setting. In addition, many museums, galleries and temples make their home in the city's 17th century layout. Be sure to come see the Takayama Festival, held once in spring and once in autumn, but be prepared for the crowds as the festivals attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
$98.26
Price varies by group size
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$98.26
Price varies by group size
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Takayama Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

Takayama Full-Day Private Tour with Government Licensed Guide

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This value-packed trip with a nationally/state licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Takayama! Takayama features an atmospheric townscape, with Meiji-era inns and hillside shrines in a riverside setting. In addition, many museums, galleries and temples make their home in the city's 17th century layout. Be sure to come see the Takayama Festival, held once in spring and once in autumn, but be prepared for the crowds as the festivals attract hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.12
Price varies by group size
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$129.12
Price varies by group size
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Takayama Full Day Tour (Private Guide)

Takayama Full Day Tour (Private Guide)

Experience the highlights of Takayama on our private, award-winning, one day tour. Our professional guide will take you on a memorable tour of Takayama's unforgettable sights. We have been awarded the renowned tripadvisor certificate of excellence in Takayama. Your personal guide will take you to the highlights of Takayama and customize the tour to your desire. Professional guides will tailor the tour to your needs and ensure you are satisfied. Collection and drop off at your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$180.78
Price varies by group size
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$180.78
Price varies by group size
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Takayama ⇒ Kanazawa (one way) Including Shirakawago

Takayama ⇒ Kanazawa (one way) Including Shirakawago

Our exceptional tour service will transport you in style and comfort from Takayama to Kanazawa. Take in the beautiful UNESCO village of Shirakawago on your way and at your leisure. Our professional English speaking driver guide will take you through the fairytale village on your way to Kanazawa.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$404.99
Price varies by group size
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$404.99
Price varies by group size
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Takayama Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

Takayama Half Day Tour (Private Guide)

Pickup at your hotel by your private certified Takayama guide. Enjoy your day with an itinerary that you can discuss and customize from the moment you meet your guide, with their advice on local festivals and weather. Get the most of your time in Takayama and get the experience you want with your personal local guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$167.04
Price varies by group size
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$167.04
Price varies by group size
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Half-Day Private Guided Historical and Cultural Tour of Gofu

Half-Day Private Guided Historical and Cultural Tour of Gofu

On this tour, you can learn and enjoy the history, culture, and everything that around Nagara River in Gofu! The town was grown with many traditional activites such as Minowashi paper craft, manufacturing skills, and fishing culture. Especially, the method of fishing in the river "Ukai" has been a traditional performing art of Japan since 1300 years, and it tells you how to fish by cormonants. You will also visit a museum where you can learn about such cormorants. Also, you can not miss the old samurai battle at Gifu Castle and the superb view of the Nagara River area overlooking Mount Kinka! If you have a chance to visit Gifu city, this is the one you should try!!
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.65
From
$132.65
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Private Tour - A Tour to Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site

Private Tour - A Tour to Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site "Shirakawago"!

1 hour by bus from Takayama City, there is a village called "Shirakawa-go", which has such a traditional Japanese atmosphere. Shirakawa-go, which was registered as a World Cultural Heritage in 1995 and nominated 3 Michelin stars, is now a very popular area for tourists. On this tour, the otomo guide will introduce the highlights of each spot that usually tourists will miss! If you have a chance to visit Shirakawa-go, you will be able to overlook the entire village and the mansion boasting the best history in the village ♪ If you want to enjoy 100% of the charm of Shirakawa-go, this is the plan you would recommend!!
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.56
Price varies by group size
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$137.56
Price varies by group size
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Sake Brewery Visit and Tasting Tour in Hida

Sake Brewery Visit and Tasting Tour in Hida

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If you’re interested in learning how sake is made, this is the tour for you. A guide meets you at the station and take you to the brewery, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost. Visit the historic Tenryo Sake Brewery, which is one of the oldest sake breweries in Hida region. A sake brewer shows you the step-by-step process of making sake. A highlight is being able to taste different sakes, and conveniently, tastings are included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$42.83
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$42.83
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Takayama Custom Half Day Tour

Takayama Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Takayama is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.60
Price varies by group size
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$135.60
Price varies by group size
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