TOUR
CHUBU

1-Day World Heritage Shirakawago & Gokayama Thatched Roof Village Tour (With Lunch) (From Kanazawa)

Tour Code :

TP0002C7B

Departs from :

Kanazawa

Tour Brand :

Chubu (Nagoya, Kanazawa, Takayama, etc.) 1-Day Bus Tour

change(s) from the previous year :

Price(Lowest) :

¥11,000 ~

Overview :

1. Efficiently visit 2 World Heritage sites, Gokayama and Shirakawago, all in 1 day! Enjoy seeing how these treasured 'gassho-zukuri' structures differ from more common traditional Japanese houses.
2. This plan offers sightseeing that is efficient and trouble-free compared to public transportation. Also, those with lots of luggage have nothing to worry about, as this tour uses a charter bus.
3. The Hokuriku Shinkansen can whisk you from Tokyo to Kanazawa in as little as 150 minutes. Kanazawa is conveniently located for access from both Osaka and Kyoto, and after reaching Kanazawa, you're just 1 step away from Shirakawago and Gokayama!
4. Tours departing on July 1 to Oct. 31 will take a drive along Hakusan Shirakawago White Road, a scenic toll road which passes through Hakusan National Park. Look forward to sightseeing at stop-offs along the way and enjoy the seasonal scenery of this area.
5. Along the way also enjoy a senbei (rice cracker) baking experience, as well as shopping for local souvenirs.

Itinerary

day1

08:00-08:00 Depart from JR Kanazawa Station Kanazawa Port Gate (West Gate) Group Bus Platform Please arrive by 7:50.
Access: A short walk from JR Kanazawa Station Kanazawa Port Gate.
09:30-11:00 90(min) Hakusan Shirakawago White Road Fukube no Otaki Waterfall and Toganokidai The Hakusan Shirakawago White Road is a 33.3 km long paved toll road with sections between 600 and 1,450 meters above sea level which connects World Heritage site Shirakawago and Ishikawa Prefecture's Hakusan city, ideal for sightseeing in the area. Attractive in any season with spring greenery, cooler temperatures in summer, colored leaves in autumn, and views of snow-capped peaks in winter, this area is blessed with many natural treasures including waterfalls of all sizes, beautiful valley scenery and a virgin forest of beech trees. Enjoy a wonderful drive through the mountains on the White Road.
11:20-11:35 15(min) Shirakawago Ogimachi Castle Ruins Observatory Look out on the gassho-zukuri thatched roof village of Shirakawago from the observation deck as it spreads out below your eyes.
11:45-13:30 105(min) Sightseeing at Shirakawago and Lunch Stroll around freely at the World Heritage site of Shirakawago, a traditional village of 'gassho-zukuri' thatched roof houses surrounded by the idyllic scenery of rice paddies.
Shirakawa Village Office website: http://shirakawa-go.org/en/ (other languages available)
Enjoy a Japanese-style lunch featuring a menu of mountain delicacies.
14:15-15:05 50(min) World Heritage Gokayama Ainokura Village Enjoy free time to walk around. The 23 gassho-style thatched-roof houses and the beautiful, nostalgic surroundings of Gokayama Ainokura Village are sure to steal your heart.
15:40-16:10 30(min) Senbei (Rice Cracker) Baking Experience Senbei (Rice Cracker) Baking Experience at Fukumitsu Sasaraya
Senbei crackers, a popular Japanese snack, can be baked in less than a minute by laying them on a wire grill and flipping carefully with bamboo tongs. The shiroebi senbei soft-serve ice cream - vanilla ice cream mixed with finely ground broad velvet shrimp senbei (rice crackers) - is quite popular! Buy a cone to enjoy as a souvenir at the end of your trip.
17:00-17:00 JR Kanazawa Station Kanazawa Port Gate (West Gate) Group Bus Platform Tour ends upon arrival.
*This may be delayed due to traffic congestion along the way.

TP0002C7B

Remarks:Planning Company: White Ring Co.
 Address: De 65-1 Kinameri, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa Prefecture
 Ishikawa Prefecture Governor-Registered Travel Agency (No. 3-284)
 Terms & Conditions: https://whitering.co.jp/policies_jp.html
[Reception Method]
At reception, please show your reservation confirmation sheet, a printout of the reservation confirmation e-mail, or show the e-mail on your mobile device screen to staff.
[Operation Conditions/Tour Conditions]
- If no bookings have been received 5 days before the scheduled date, the tour on that date will be canceled.
- Please inform us of your accommodation and contact details for the day prior to the tour.
[Exemptions/Itinerary Guarantee: Itinerary/Destinations]
- The tour will spend about 130 minutes at Shirakawago including the Ogimachi Castle Ruins Observatory and lunch, and about 50 minutes at Gokayama. Please note that times listed on the itinerary are estimates.
They may be subject to changes due to unavoidable circumstances. Also, if the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway is used the tour will spend 205 minutes in Shirakawago and 60 minutes in Gokayama. Thank you for your understanding.
- This tour will travel along the Hakusan Shirakawago White Road during the limited period of July 1 to October 31.
 As Hakusan Shirakawago White Road is a mountain road, those prone to carsickness are recommended to bring the necessary medication.
 Hakusan Shirakawago White Road Website: http://hs-whiteroad.jp/ (English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Korean)
- Outside of July 1 - Oct. 31, the tour will use the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway. Congestion is expected during Japan’s long holidays (end of April to early May, and mid-August), and during the Hakusan Shirakawago White Road autumn leaf season (mid to late September and on). If there is not enough time in the itinerary, Fukube no Otaki Waterfall and Toganokidai may not be visited. Thank you for your understanding. Sightseeing spots along Hakusan Shirakawago White Road may vary depending on weather and road conditions. Furthermore, if Hakusan Shirakawago White Road is closed due to weather conditions, the tour will pass through the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway.
- The order of the tour itinerary may vary or be suspended depending on road conditions outside of Hakusan Shirakawago White Road, congestion at destinations, weather conditions, etc. There may be changes to the arrival time(s).
- From mid-November through March, the Ogimachi Castle Ruins Observatory may not be visited depending on road conditions such as in case of heavy snowfall, etc. Please note that even outside this period, visiting may not be possible due to road conditions, etc. Refunds will not be issued in such cases. Also, the view may be obstructed depending on weather conditions on the day such as snowfall, thick fog, etc. This tour does not guarantee that participants will be able to enjoy a view at this spot. Thank you for your understanding.
- If the senbei rice cracker baking experience falls on one of the venue's regular closed days, it may not be available. In such a case, there will be free time sightseeing in the Gokayama Suganuma area, and refunds resulting from this will not be issued. Additionally, regular closed days are subject to sudden changes.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Meeting/Pick-up/Pick-up Location]
JR Kanazawa Station Kanazawa Port Gate (West Gate) Group Bus Platform / Meet at 7:50
[Important Notes/Supplements: Guide/Tour Conductor]
- This tour is not accompanied by a tour guide. A Japanese- or English-speaking staff member will accompany the tour if there are 10 or more participants.
 In the event there is only a Japanese-speaking staff member, guidance will be provided via an English guidebook.
- A Japanese- and English-speaking staff member will accompany the tour for support. Please be aware that sightseeing information will not be provided.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Children/Infants]
- Infants age 2-5 will be provided with bus seats only; lunch and the hand-made senbei experience are not included. Additionally, while only 1 infant up to 1 year old per adult may join for free, they will not be provided with a bus seat, lunch, or the hand-made senbei experience. For infants age 1 and younger that require a bus seat, please make a booking under the age 2-5 category. Ages are determined based on how old the participant will be on the day of the tour.
[Important Notes/Supplements: Regarding Meals]
- The lunch menu is subject to availability and may change due to unavoidable circumstances. Vegetarian meals or special menus for those with dietary restrictions are not available. No refunds will be issued even if the lunch is not eaten. The lunch venue may be changed to Gokayama. If the lunch venue is changed to Gokayama, the tour will spend 75 minutes in Shirakawago and 95 minutes in Gokayama.