Meet in the morning at ESCA, an underground shopping in Nagoya, to begin your excursion. You’ll travel for approximately 2.5 hours to reach the town of Hida Takayama.
Spend 90 minutes on your own wandering through the charming streets of this traditional-style Japanese town, an urban area known to many Japanese as “Little Kyoto” for its architectural similarities to the famous ancient capital. Following your Hida Takayama visit, you’ll head to an included lunch at 1pm.
Depending on the season, the lunch menu will be different:
- For departures in April and May, lunch will be a set meal of Japanese-style hot pot called "Shabu-shabu" made with local ingredients like the Hida-Beef.
- From June to 15 October, lunch will be Hida-Beef Sukiyaki set meal.
- From 21 October to the end of March, lunch will be "Shabu-shabu" set meal with Keichan chiken marinated in miso and soy sauce, grilled with cabbage, onions and other vegetables.
Continue after lunch by coach to Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage site that’s known for its traditional Japanese architecture. You’ll have around 90 minutes to admire the area’s collection of historic Japanese-style farmhouses built using the “Gassho-zukuri” method, a roof technique that looks like two hands placed together in prayer. You’ll then transfer back to the JR Nagoya station to finish your excursion.