Receive a pickup from your group’s accommodations in Takayama the morning, after which you’ll be transferred by private vehicle to Shirakawa-go to begin your personalized exploration. Depending on whether or not you’ve selected a “guided” trip, your excursion may also include a bilingual guide.
Spend the rest of your day exploring this historic area however you see fit. Your driver can bring you to any number of city highlights. You might check out the lovingly-preserved "gassho-zukuri" farmhouses in Shirakawa-go village, some of which date back more than 250 years. Another option is Shiroyama Observatory, offering great views of the entire Shirakawa-go area and an on-site restaurant. There’s also Matsuri no Mori, a site which showcases artifacts like “taiko” drums, floats, and “karakuri” dolls from the Takayama Festival.
You’ll be dropped off back in Takayama at your accommodations at the end of your adventure.