Do you like to visit Takayama and Shirakawa-go from Nagoya in a day with a private licensed guide? We, Hitonomori Co. Ltd. and Fun Lead International Co., Ltd., one of our partner travel agency registered in Gifu Prefecture, jointly provide you with a fully attended customizable day tour to Takayama and Shirakawa-go. If you are interested, please contact us.

For the details of Takayama and Shirakawa-go, please see respective pages.

If you are interested in Shirakawago Light Up tours, see here.

Departure points (meeting place with guide) of the tour

The tour itself starts from Takayama Station. You can meet with our guide at your hotel in Takayama, Nagoya Station, hotels in Nagoya, etc. Please tell us your needs.



You can choose public transportation (trains and buses), private hired cars (bus, taxi and jumbo taxi), or their combination.


You can add lunch in Takayama. We recommend menus with Hida beef. Other options are soba noodle and Takayama ramen. Vegetarian and Halal dishes are also available.

Itinerary and Destinations

You can add other destinations such as Gero Hot spring, Ainokura Gassho Village, Kanazawa-city, etc. If you like to stay overnight in Takayama or Shirakawa-go, please ask us.

An example of itinerary of a day trip to Takayama and Shirakawa-go

Early in the morning, our guide will pick you up at the front of your hotel in Nagoya or meet at Nagoya Station.


7:45 Depart from Nagoya Station, JR Tokai Express Hida No.1
10:02 Arrive at Takayama Station
Looking around Takayama (morning market, old streets, sake tasting, etc.)
11:50 Depart from Takayama Bus Center
12:57 Arrive at Shirakawago Bus Stop


Visit World Heritage Shirakawago Village
16:15 Depart from Shirakawago Bus Stop
17:20 Arrive at Takayama Bus Center
Shopping and early dinner if you like
18:45 Depart from Takayama Station by JR Tokai Express Hida No. 20
21:02 Arrive at Nagoya Station

An example of the price of a day trip to Takayama and Shirakawa-go

Typical low season price for two adult passengers: about 72,000 yen for above itinerary. Please see here for other numbers of the passengers.

This includes:

  • Round-trip train fares between Nagoya and Takayama (Reserved seats of JR Super Express Wide view Hida)
  • Round-trip bus fares between Takayama and Shirakawago
  • Full attendance of an English-speaking guide from Nagoya Station (for about 14 hours including overtime). Guides in other languages may be available upon request.
  • VAT (currently 8%)

Hotel pick up in central Nagoya area is available with transportaion fees. Lunch can be included in the price.

Mode of payment

Payment can be made by online credit card payment system. Customers are requested to pay no later than 30 days prior to the day of the tour.

Customer shall pay total amount upon booking to secure the reservation. Delaying of the payment may cause the loss of reservation. The Company cannot guarantee any reservation without the timely payment of the tour fees.

If you like to book this Takayama and Shirakawago tour from Nagoya by train and bus, please proceed here

Customize tour for you

Above itinerary and price are just an example. You can customize your tour for your particular needs and interests. For example, taking taxi instead of bus between Takayama and Shirakawa-go give you more flexibility. You can stay overnight either at an onsen (hot spa) hotel in Takayama or at a farmer's inn in Shirakawa-go. If you are already fed up with Japanese dishes, then we can take you to a Thai Restaurant in Takayama City.

If you hire a car, your trip will be more flexible and take less time. Please consider to hire a car.

Please tell us your needs and interests. We can provide you with a customized itinerary and quotation.

If you are interested in this tour, please contact us.

Please also visit the site of Takayama and Shirakawa-go Private Tour.

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