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Cultural Tours

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2-Day Takayama to Nagano Tour: Snow Monkeys & Highlights of Central Japan

Situated between the popular destinations of Tokyo and Kyoto, the mountainous of region of Nagano is the literal heart of Japan and a road less travelled by many international visitors. This tour transports you to the alpine oasis of Kamikochi in the spectacular Hida Mountains and Matsumoto Castle before reaching Nagano on Day 1, and visits to Zenko-ji – one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan – and the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey park on Day 2. All led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide this immersive 2-day tour captures the essence of Central Japan by combining its most unique and stunning destinations in one convenient package.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 520.00
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Half-Day Morning Bus Tour to Shirakawa-go from Takayama

With the charming mountain village of Shirakawa-go within easy reach of Takayama, there’s no reason to miss it. Travel by comfortable coach, leaving a driver to navigate the windy roads through the Japanese Alps. A brief stop is made at the observation point for views overlooking the rooftops, followed by free time to stroll around town, with a guide to orient you to the unique Gassho-style houses.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 43.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

Sake Brewery Visit and Tasting Tour in Hida

If you’re interested in learning how sake is made, this is the tour for you. A guide will meet 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 will show you the step-by-step process of making sake. A highlight is being able to taste 5 or more different sakes, and conveniently, tastings are included.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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US$ 28.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Bus & Minivan Tours

Half-day Afternoon Bus Tour to Shirakawa-go from Takayama

This is an excellent choice for time-tight travelers interested in seeing highlights of Shirakawa-go in a short space of time. Avoid the stress and confusion of language barriers when booking public transport, by having round-trip bus fares included. Travel with ease to Shirakawa-go with an English-speaking guide to provide commentary and tips about local sights. Enjoy seeing the Gassho-style houses, and photo stops at observation points too. You’ll also have free time to explore Shirakawa-go independently.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 43.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Takayama City Bike Tour

See the main highlights of Takayama and cover more ground than possible on foot on this guided bicycle tour. In a small group of no more than six people, pedal through the city while learning about its history, culture, and local legends from your guide. As well as the main landmarks and old district, see where locals go out at night, hidden cafes, the local food market, and panoramic views of the city and Alps. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 47.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

1-Day Rural E-Bike Tour in Hida

Explore the rural and historic town of Hida on a small-group e-bike tour. Pedal around the village with ease on your electric bike and enjoy the passing views of the Japanese countryside. Learn about the history, culture, and daily life of residents in Hida and sit down to a delectable lunch at a local restaurant to complete your rural tour.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 113.00
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Historical & Heritage Tours

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3-Day Takayama to Tokyo: Snow Monkeys & Highlights of Central Japan

Situated between the popular destinations of Tokyo and Kyoto, the mountainous of region of Nagano is the literal heart of Japan. This tour transports you from Takayama to the alpine oasis of Kamikochi in the spectacular Hida Mountains and then onto Matsumoto Castle before reaching Nagano on Day 1, visits to Zenko-ji – one of the oldest and most important Buddhist temples in Japan – and the world-famous Jigokudani Snow Monkey park on Day 2, before heading south to Mt Fuji, stopping at the Suntory Hakushu Distillery and Itchiku Kubota and onto Tokyo on Day 3. Including accommodation on Day 1 and Day 2 in Nagano City, and all led by a locally-based, English-speaking guide this immersive 3-day tour captures the essence of Central Japan by combining its most unique and stunning destinations in one convenient package.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 949.00
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

Private Custom Full-Day Tour of Shirakawa-go from Takayama

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Shirakawa-go at your own pace during this customizable, private, full-day group trip from Takayama. Pick the sights that suit your group’s interests, selecting among attractions like Shirakawa-go village, Shiroyama Observatory, and Matsuri no Mori. Private vehicle transport and driver are included, and an optional guided tour upgrade is also available.
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  • 7 hours
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US$ 751.00
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  • 7 hours

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Takayama to Kanazawa (one way) Including Shirakawago

Our exceptional tour service will transport you in style and comfort to Kanazawa from Takayama. 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 these fairytale villages on your way to Kanazawa.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 690.00
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Heartwarming Foodie Walk in the Peaceful Town of Hida

Escape tourist hotspots and spend a day exploring the local culinary scene in Hida. As it’s a guided tour, you won’t have to worry about getting lost, and can concentrate on the delicious food. Try multiple local specialties such as miso, beef croquettes, Japanese sweets, and tea. A highlight is visiting a sake brewery to learn about sake production and enjoy sake tastings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 57.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

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Hida Private E-Bike Tour with Premium Lunch and Farm Experience

Explore the magnificent scenery of Hida by going on this premium day tour. Traveling on an e-bike requires less effort, so you’ll tackle the hills with ease, and save tired legs. Discover scenic rural sights that you likely wouldn’t find alone, and enjoy visiting a local farm to get ingredients for a traditional Kaiseki multi-course lunch.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 187.00
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Walking Tour of Takayama

You will observe the layout of the town and the architecture, and learn about how they relate to the unique history of the town. You will also have the opportunity to sample the local sake, with an experienced brewery worker as your guide.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
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US$ 123.00
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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HIDA HIDDEN GEMS E-BIKE TOUR

Our friendly and knowledgeable guides will take you to the neighbors around the town, and you will get into the secret farmers area, visit farmer's villa and have tea time with fresh water. You may have a chance to talk with friendly locals. Also magnificent landscape will wait for you there.You will make our way to the town, and cycle through the old preserved town, which you find the contrast between farmers area and town area.All this experience is the one you would never know on your own.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 57.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Shirakawago World Heritage Private Tour Chartered Car from Takayama

Explore the beautiful villages and towns of Shirakawa-go with access to a private vehicle exclusively for you and your fellow travelers. Our English-speaking driver will take you first to the World Heritage site of Shirakawa-go, the fairy-tale village.On this day trip departing from Takayama, leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and look forward to wandering around a unique village, strolling through historic streets, stunning mountain landscapes and lunch using authentic local ingredients.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 74.00
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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Night tour of Takayama

You can enjoy the old streets of the night that you cannot experience in the daytime.Through the explanation of the guide, you can understand why Takayama people's lifestyle, religion, and townscape are so.The gathering gathers in front of Takayama Jinya, and finally it dissolves at the red Nakabashi,This is a walking tour.You can see wonderful scenery that you can not experience in the daytime.Through the explanation of the guide, you can understand why Takayama people's lifestyle, religion, and townscape are so.The gathering gathers in front of Takayama Jinya, and finally it dissolves at the red Nakabashi,This is walking tour.
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 61.00
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  • 40 to 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation


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