Shirakawa-go Half Day Bus Tour

  
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The tour is not operated on Wednesdays in June, July and September.

Budget Price

20JPY cheaper than the local bus. 500JPY discount for guests staying at J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guesthouse!

English Speaking Conductor

English speaking tour conductor comes with you and explain about Shirakawa-go from A to Z on the bus. After listening to the explanation, please enjoy exploring the beautiful village during free time.

2 Tours a Day

The morning and afternoon tour depart from Hida Takayama at 8:10 and 13:20 respectively.

Visiting Observation Point

We take you to the panoramic view point of the whole Ogimachi Village (Shirakawa-go). The free transfer is canceled in winter due to the snow and traffic condition. Shuttle bus is available for additional cost. Information will be provided on the bus.

International Bus

This tour is operated by J-Hoppers which runs backpackers hostel in Takayama. You will encounter international tourists during the tour.

Tour Charge

Adult (over 12 years old): 4,400
Child (3-12 years old): 4,000
Infant (under 2 years old, without seat): 100
* 500 discount for guests staying at J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guesthouse
* Please make your payment in cash or by credit card at the J-Hop Tour office before your tour. Payment on the bus is CASH only.

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Tour Schedule

The tour is not operated on Wednesdays in June, July and September.

Morning Tour

8:10 Depart from JR Takayama station west exit (map )
9:00-9:10 Arrive at Shirakawa-go
9:00-11:00 Staying time at the village is about 2 hours
Free transfer to observation point*
Free time
11:00-11:10 Depart from Shirakawa-go
12:00-12:10 Arrive at JR Takayama station
*All schedule is subject to change due to the snow and traffic condition. Free transfer to observation point will be canceled in winter. Shuttle bus is available (additional fee applies).

Afternoon Tour

13:20 Depart from JR Takayama station west exit (map )
14:10-14:20 Arrive Shirakawa-go
14:10-16:10 Staying time at the village is about 2 hours
Free transfer to observation point*
Free time
16:10-16:20 Depart from Shirakawa-go
17:10-17:20 Arrive at JR Takayama station
*All schedule is subject to change due to the snow and traffic condition. Free transfer to observation point will be canceled in winter. Shuttle bus is available (additional fee applies).

Cancellation and Modification

  • You can cancel/modify your reservation at any time with the following charges.
  • All charges are quoted in Japanese yen.
  • This policy does not apply for the party over 5 persons.
  • If you cancel 1 day before the tour date, +81-577-62-9545 by 18:00.
Date of Cancellation/Modification Charge (per person)
25 to 48 hours before 50% of the tour fee
Within 24 hours before your tour or no show 100% of the tour fee

Reservation

Domestic: 0577-62-9545 From overseas: +81-577-62-9545 (Business hour: from 8am to 10pm in Japan time)

The office is in J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House (how to access).

Send request form from the link below.

RESERVATION REQUEST

Click the below link for the seat availability in the coming two weeks.

SEAT AVAILABILITY