Shirakawa-go

No more tours available during 22nd Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

We have no more cars for the period 22nd Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020. So we do not conduct more tours during this period. Sorry for your inconvenience.

Contact us at least 2 weeks before your tour

Please contact us at least 2 weeks before the scheduled date of your tour. Otherwise, it is not possible to make necessary arrangement for your tour. If you plan a trip to Japan in high seasons (December-January, late March-early April, late April-early May), please contact us at least ONE MONTH before, or preferably TWO MONTHS before the tour date. The number of cars and drivers is very limited.

Year end and new year

Please note that during year-end and new-year holiday period (28 Dec - 5 Jan), high season price are to be applied. Typically, 10,000-15,000 yen per a car will be added to ordinary prices. Please also note that availability of cars and guides is alredy limited during this period.

Shirakawago light-up event 2020

On the days of Shirakawago light-up events, only registered cars are allowed to have access to the area on the days of events. So we are not going to offer private light-up tours in 2020 . Some group tours are available from Nagoya and Takayama (see here).

Kanazawa to Takayama and Shirakawago Private tour

Do you like to visit Takayama and Shirakawago from Kanazawa? We offer private tours to Takayama and Shirakawago from Kanazawa with or without a guide. Currently, guides from Kanazawa are available in English only.

Packaged Shirakawago tours from Kanazawa

If you are looking for a packaged tour, then try these.

Our Private Tours to Shirakawago

We have following tours. You may customize these tours.

Trains to/from Kanazawa

If you like you can take tours below from Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, Nagano and Toyama. Schedule of some trains to/from Kanazawa are indicated below.

Express trains from Osaka/Kyoto to Kanazawa

Train
name
Dept
Osaka
Dept
Kyoto
Arrive
Kanazawa
Thunderbird 3 07:00 07:29 09:38
Thunderbird 5 07:40 08:10 10:25
Thunderbird 9 08:40 09:09 11:14

Shinkansen from Tokyo/Nagano/Toyama to Kanazawa

Train
name
Dept
Tokyo
Dept
Nagano
Dept
Toyama
Arrive
Kanazawa
Kagayaki 501 06:16 07:40 08:27 08:46
Kagayaki 503 07:20 08:45 09:32 09:51
Kagayaki 521 08:12 09:41 10:28 10:47

The last train departing from Kanazawa to Tokyo is Kagayaki 518 21:00-23:32. For Osaka and Kyoto, the last train is Thunderbird 48 departing from Kanazawa at 20:48.

KNZ-1: Typical itinerary
from Kanazawa to Shirakawago quick tour for 5 hours
by a private car

Sample itinerary

Schedule is subject to change especially in winter due to snow. Starting time can be flexible.

9:00 leave from Kanazawa Station or your hotel
10:15 arrive at Shirakawago
Shirakawago View Point
walking tour in Shirakawago
Lunch (at your own expenses)
12:45 leave from Shirakawago
14:00 Arrive at Kanazawa

Size of group
(person)
Car type Estimated price
(yen)
1-3 Sedan (hired taxi)
60,000
1-6 Toyota Alphard
70,000
1-9 Toyota Hiace Wagon
70,000
up to 13 Nissan Caravan
90,000
up to 18 Mini-bus
90,000

Prices include a private car with driver for 5 hours, highway tolls, parking fees and tax. Meals and entrance fees are not included.

An English-speaking guide can be included upon request.

Buses are also available for larger groups. In the case of private bus tour, an English-speaking guide is always required (bus drivers do not speak English). Please ask us for the quotation.

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KNZ-2: from Kanazawa to Shirakawago and Gokayama tour for 6 hours
by a private car

Schedule is subject to change. In winter time, Ainokura Village in Gokayama is not accessible. So the itinerary is for Suganuma Village.

10:00 am: depart from Kanazawa Station or your hotel
11:00 am: arrive at Suganuma Village, walking tour
12:00 am: depart from Suganuma
12:35 pm: arrive at Shirakawago, lunch, walking tour
14:45 pm: leave from Shirakawago
16:00 pm: arrive at Kanazawa Station or your hotel in Kanazawa

Size of group
(person)
Car type Estimated price
(yen)
1-3 Sedan (hired taxi)
68,000
1-6 Toyota Alphard
78,000
1-9 Toyota Hiace Wagon
78,000
up to 13 Nissan Caravan
98,000
up to 18 Mini-bus
98,000

Prices include a private car with driver for 6 hours, highway tolls, parking fees and tax.

Meals, admissions (entrance fees), and an English-speaking guide can be included upon request.

Buses are also available for larger groups. In the case of private bus tour, an English-speaking guide is always required (bus drivers do not speak English). Please ask us for the quotation.

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KNZ-3: from Kanazawa to Shirakawago and Takayama tour for 9 hours
by a private car

Schedule is subject to change. If you like to visit Takayama Morning Market, you should leave from Kanazawa at 8:00 AM.

9:00 leave from Kanazawa Station or your hotel
11:05 arrive at Takayama
Takayama old town, etc. and lunch
13:45 leave from Takayama
14:35 arrive at Shirakawago view point
walking tour in Shirakawago
16:50 leave from Shirakawago
18:00 Arrive at Kanazawa

Size of group
(person)
Car type Estimated price
(yen)
1-3 Sedan (hired taxi)
85,000
1-6 Toyota Alphard
102,000
1-9 Toyota Hiace Wagon
102,000
up to 13 Nissan Caravan
122,000
up to 18 Mini-bus
122,000

Prices include a private car with driver for 9 hours, highway tolls, parking fees and tax.

English-speaking guide can be included upon request.

Buses are also available for larger groups. In the case of private bus tour, an English-speaking guide is always required (bus drivers do not speak English). Please ask us for the quotation.

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Our private tours

To go from Kanazawa to Shirakawa-go directly, there are choices of tours by car and bus. To Takayama, there are choices of by car, bus, or train and bus either directly or via Shirakawa-go. However, we currently do not run tours by public-bus due to the difficulty to get the seat reservation.

In the case of tours by car, it is also possible to include Gokayama (Suganuma or Ainokura), another world heritage sight, in your itinerary, in addition to or instead of Takayama.

Arrangement of meals is also available. In addition to popular food such as Hida beef, soba noodle and Takayama ramen, there are Muslim and vegetarian lunches available.

If you like to consult us about your itinerary, special requirements, budget, etc. please

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Takayama and Shirakawa-go Private Tours