Depart from Nagoya together with an English-speaking National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter who will tell you all about the post towns of Tsumago and Magome on this full-day tour!
You can also experience a relaxing walk along approximately 3.3 kilometers of the Nakasendo Trail. The guide will lead you along roads that were once tread by samurai, so you don't need to worry about getting lost. Take a slip through time to the Japan from 400 years ago.
Visit an area that is one of Japan's first Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings and which has been gathering attention as an international sightseeing spot.
Place your mobile phone in your bag and say goodbye to the everyday. Experience the traditional rural atmosphere of Japan!!
Easy and special way to travel between Nagoya and Kanazawa via Takayama ans Shirakawago. This private tour will be a unique experience to enhance your treasured memories in Japan. You will be taken to the Japan's most beautiful places, guided by a local English-speaking professional photographer. During the tour I will capture your magical moments, leaving you free to take in the sights without worrying about the best angles and light, or asking a stranger to take your picture! I am experienced in portrait and travel street photography, and my work has been published in many magazines, guidebooks including Lonely Planet and the city guides of tourism boards. A day out with me ensure you will have a knowledgeable, funny, local professional photographer, and Insta-worthy travel photos will be guaranteed!
For those wanting a taste of traditional, mountainous Japan, this tour to Hida-Takayama and Shirakawa-go is perfect. It's a one day, private tour from Nagoya and includes pick-up and drop-off at your hotel. You will see the nostalgic old town of Hida-Takayama, with the original architecture still intact and dating back over 300 years. You will have the chance to explore the nearby Folk Village or try your hand at some traditional crafts of the area. You will then be transported even deeper into the mountains to the isolated villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, famous for their centuries-old farmhouses built with slanting thatched roofs to prevent snow build up. Explore Japan's countryside, it has so much to offer!
(Note: We include a private driver, however they may not speak English. In this case you can communicate using a "pocket talk" interpreter device. The tour does not include a guide)
Visit the best parts of Japan with a English speaking guide. You will be taken to the Magome-juku, where you'll see a scene that very much resembles how the post town looked in the Edo period hundreds of years ago. Walk along a well preserved trail as a part of the historical Nakasendo Road between Kyoto and Edo (the old name for Tokyo) where Daimyo lords traveled about 200-300 years ago.The tour will also go to Tsumago-juku which has row of historic buildings that should not be missed. Take a photos of the traditional Japanese scenary, then your tour will end at your hotel.
This is the ultimate comprehensive tour of Nagoya. Traveling on foot means you’ll access places that you couldn’t get to by train or bus.
You’ll be in a small-group tour, so your tour experience will feel more personalized. Make the most of limited time, by seeing multiple highlights in one tour such as Nagoya Castle, the Sakae downtown area, and the Osu district, including Osu Kannon Temple.
On this tour, you can explore Shirakawa-go, a village with beautiful scenery reminiscent of the past.
Shirakawago is the village with beautiful scenery that is reminiscent of olden times. The village contains 114 thatched roofed gassho style houses and was designated as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1995, as the houses are still used in real life. They are called gassho style houses because the steep triangular roof, unique to the heavy snowfall area, resembles "gassho" (hands meeting in prayer). Throughout the year the highly picturesque landscape, as the representative tourist spot of Japan, attracts many tourists from Japan and abroad.
You can also take a walk through the castle town of Takayama City.
As an alpine castle town, Mimachi-dori is designated as a national important building of traditional buildings and is a popular tourist spot.
Take part in a shibori tie-dye workshop in Arimatsu and learn all about this ancient Japanese art from a local guide. The experience starts with a walking tour around the old city, so you can admire its original Edo-era buildings, shop for souvenir shibori art, and visit the Tie-Dyeing Museum. Afterward, you'll head to your workshop to create your very own shibori tie-dye masterpiece. Choose from two options when you book online.
Explore Nagoya your own way on this private and personalized walking tour. Your guide will create a customized itinerary that is entirely tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you want to discover the ancient history of Nagoya, experience its contemporary culture, or enjoy the best of both worlds. Your itinerary is flexible and can be adjusted as you explore.
Nagoya is a city of must-sees and, with a local host by your side, you will be able to explore the highlights that truly define Nagoya (as well as some hidden gems your host will reveal just for you). Take in the breathtaking sights of Osu Kannon Temple or the famous Nagoya Castle, where you can learn more about Nagoya's history and, if you are lucky, catch a ninja demonstration.
See the city from atop the Sky Promenade, or you could visit1900-year-old Atsuta Shrine, one of the most significant in Japan.
After booking, you'll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you'll be assigned a like-minded host who will suggest a bespoke itinerary based on your requests and interests to explore Nagoya your way.
Experience rural Japan as you explore the Shirakawa-go, Gokayama, and Takayama regions on this full-day tour from Nagoya. With a private guide, discover the Japanese villages known for their traditional farmhouses, some of which are more than 250 years old. Learn about the architectural style that has developed over the years and is made to withstand challenging weather conditions. Then, head to the mountainous Takayama region to explore its old town.
This private and customizable tour for Nagoya 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.
Discover the best that Nagoya has to offer on a private tour through the city. Visit key landmarks such as the Nagoya Castle, the Noritake Garden, the Toyota Commemorative Museum, and the Atsuta Shrine. Learn about the background of each location and why they are important to Japanese culture from your tour guide. This tour is inclusive of entrance fees and a delicious lunch.
Capture the breathtaking beauty of sakura in Nagoya with stunning photos of Nagoya Castle and Shiratori Park. ideal for those who have the desire to witness sakura trees amidst traditional Japanese gardens and castles. Nagoya Castle and Shiratori Park are among the most sought-after locations for viewing sakura landscapes. Stroll along a river lined with cherry blossom trees and capture the moment with a photo. A nationally licensed English-speaking guide will accompany you on this captivating tour, providing in-depth explanations.
Explore the best of Nagoya in a day with this action-packed tour. Take the stress out of figuring out public transport by having a guide to accompany you on the train to Nagoya Castle. You’ll also explore Toyota Commemorative Museum of Industry and Technology, and SCMAGLEV and Railway Park. Travel efficiently by taxi or train between attractions with a guide, and enjoy the convenience of having all transport costs included.
Although Nagoya is usually overlooked by travelers, there are many interesting activities and sights to enjoy here. Get insider knowledge from a local guide, who will show you corners of the city that you probably wouldn’t have found otherwise. On this tour you’ll see that there is much more to Nagoya than meets the eye, and you can leave feeling pleased that you’ve discovered things that most travelers miss.
Join the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament watching tour from 10th to 21st July, and get the unforgettable experience of watching the Sumo matches on Masu B Seat (box seat) while an English speaking guide helps you understand the unique tradition and history of Sumo, and also enjoy Nagoya food, Miso-katsu, at Yabaton after the matches.
Visit both the Naiku and Geku of Ise Jingu, a shrine loved by Japanese people. Ise Jingu is said to be the most sacred spot in the Shinto religion. Here, learn about Japanese mythology, culture, and more with easy-to-follow explanations from an English-speaking National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter.
Enjoy comfortable transportation with reserved seats on the limited express train for the round trip from Nagoya. With a National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter by your side there's no worry about getting lost, so enjoy worry-free sightseeing. Participants who plan to stay in Ise, Shima, or Toba on the day following the tour may leave the tour midway.
Also enjoy a walk around Okage Yokocho, the side street area at the gate to the Naiku where over 60 shops recreate an old fashioned atmosphere. Try some of the local food such as Ise udon noodles.
The Nakasendo is one of the five ancient highways that were built by Edo Government about 400 years ago. It connected Tokyo and Kyoto. Villages called post towns sprung up along the route as places for travelers to stop to eat, restock, and stay overnight. On this one-day tour you will visit two of these post towns: Magome and Tsumago. Both have retained the atmosphere of the Edo Period, due to conscientious efforts by locals and officials to preserve their special wood and plaster architecture, wood craftsmanship, traditions, and food.
Struggle no longer with the train timetables and local buses which don’t run often, with your own knowledgeable tour guide taxi driver who will both show you around the area and provide easy point to point travelling. Our driver will assist you on planning your day at these two sites so you can make the most of your time.
Travel to the scenic Hida Takayama area from Nagoya by Highway bus. Takayama is known as little Kyoto city of Gifu Prefecture and see the World Cultural Heritage, village of Shirakawago.
Your own English speaking guide will wait for you in Shirakawago and Takayama!
Nice experience to make mini sized scissor in Seki City which is known as a town of Japanese sword and blacksmithing since the Kamakura period.
You can assemble mini sized scissor that is sharp but safe and convenient to carry and you can take it home.
Mino City is a town proud of the traditional techniques of UNESCO intangible cultural heritage, Hon Mino Paper In Mino City which has a long history as a Japanese paper town for 1300 years.
We will bring you to the The Imai Family House, Mino Museum and Mino Washi Akari Art Museum while strolling through Udatsu no Agaru Machi Nami which is the Edo style town with many traditional houses.
You will visit National treasure Inuyama Castle and castle town. Enjoy the magnificent view from the oldest existing wooden castle tower in Japan. You can use special coupon of Wanmaru kun Tegata while walking around the castle town.
Travel to the scenic Hida Takayama area from Nagoya by highway bus. Takayama is known as the "little Kyoto city of Gifu Prefecture and see the World Cultural Heritage site, village of Shirakawago.
Your own English-speaking guide will wait for you in Shirakawago and Takayama!
Embark on a beautiful and lively spring experience at Inuyama Castle, a National Treasure and Intangible Cultural Property in Japan. Marvel at the gorgeous combination of sakura trees and the castle as you take pictures. Be mesmerized by the Inuyama Festival, featuring shows of mechanical dolls on floats, and be amazed by the impressive sight of Donden, a powerful display of men lifting a three-ton float. Take a stroll along Shiromi Promenade, lined with cherry blossom trees, for a breathtaking view.
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