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Shirakawa-go From Nagoya One day Bus Self-guided Tour
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Shirakawa-go From Nagoya One day Bus Self-guided Tour

By VIP Japan Tours
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On this tour, you can explore the historical and cultural landmarks of Shirakawa-go in just one day. As it is a self-guided tour, you can enjoy meals and sightseeing at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the special charm of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and learn about the history and architecture of its iconic gassho-zukuri houses. Enjoy a hassle-free journey from Nagoya to Shirakawa-go, with non-stop direct bus service. Please select an option with one-way or round trip bus tickets. Round trip ticket option schedule (One day): 7:15 AM from Nagoya 11:05 AM at Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal Enjoy leisure time for exploration. 2:15 PM from Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal 6:50 PM in Nagoya One-way ticket option - Schedule from Nagoya: 7:15 AM from Nagoya 11:05 AM at Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal Enjoy leisure time for exploration. One-way ticket option - Schedule from Shirakawa-go: 2:15 PM from Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal 6:50 PM in Nagoya
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Ages 0-99, max of 40 per group
Duration: 11h 45m
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  • Bus tickets - Round trip or One-way, depending on the option you booked
  • Restroom on board
  • Luggage space in the trunk room
  • Charging spot on board
  • Blanket on board
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Guide
  • Other personal expenses
  • Entry/Admission - Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
  • Entry/Admission - Nagase house
  • Entry/Admission - Wada House
  • Entry/Admission - Kanda house


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    VIPLINER Nagoya bus stop, 20-20 Tsubakichō, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 453-0015, Japan
    Meeting point for Roundway and Oneway tour : Depart from Nagoya Station VIP LINER Bus stop at 7:15 am 20-1 Tsubakichō, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 453-0015 about 1 minute on foot from/Nagoya VIP Lounge about 5 minutes on foot from the Nagoya Station Taikotori south exit
  • Option 2
    Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal, 1086 Ogimachi, Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu 501-5627, Japan
    Meeting point for Oneway tour: 2:15 PM from Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal, 1086 Ogimachi, Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu 501-5627, Japan
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  • Option 1
    VIPLINER Nagoya bus stop, 20-20 Tsubakichō, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 453-0015, Japan
    End point for Roundway and Oneway tour : Arrival at Nagoya Station VIP Liner bus stop 6:50 PM
  • Option 2
    Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal, 1086 Ogimachi, Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu 501-5627, Japan
    End point for Oneway tour from nagoya: Arrival at Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal bus stop 11:05 AM

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85581P83

  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please check VIP LINER official website for the operation status of the bus on the day of departure.
  • The tour schedule may be slightly changed depending on traffic
  • To prevent travel delays, please arrive at the designated location 10 minutes early.
  • Smoking, including electronic and smokeless cigarettes, is prohibited in the vehicle.
  • Pets are not allowed in the passenger area or the trunk.
  • Expenses incurred during personal free time are at your own cost.
  • You can leave your luggage in the trunk.
  • Round trip tickets are valid for one day only. If you are planning to stay over the Sirakawa-go area, please book one-way tickets.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 85581P83

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  • VIP Japan Tours
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  • JanaCapri
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value for money - 3 Kamakura stops and Enoshima island sights
    This tour was the best value for money tour which I took in Japan. During the day we saw a lot! The tour was very well organized and our English speaking guide (lady) was very knowledgeable. On the way there there was an accident which delayed us by 1 hour and we spent a little bit less time on each place. Nevertheless we visited many places: 1) Tsuruoka Hachiman Shrine - shrine in little village with shopping 2 shopping streets, 2) Kamakura Hasedara Temple - which were about 4 - 5 temples with various size of Buddha and other religious statues (including hundreds of little gods). On top there were beautiful hydrangeas in this place. 3) Kamakura Buddha - big Buddha statue tall 11 meters which is 2nd biggest in Japan and last, but not least 4) Enoshima Island - with shopping streets and many stairs to view tower Enoshima Sea Candle (you can take also elevators on the way up for a fee). Except for nice view there were also beautiful flowers close to the tower. Overall very full and satisfying trip. I recommend.
    Written 15 June 2024
  • amirhm2021
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    worth doing a tour
    Very well organised tour with friendly staff. We visited several shrines and temples and the perk was the island at the end.
    Written 30 May 2024
  • h2htravel
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best castles in Japan
    This castle was not an shore excursion option on out crusie. But we were able to find a local guide to pick us up in Kobe and take us to this Amazing castle. There is ecen a Lego model of this castle. We only spent about 3 hours there but easy you could spend the entire day. Sadly we ahd to get back to the ship and only go to see a small part of the gardens.
    Written 14 May 2024
  • jakapetek
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Waste of money
    Do not choose this company. Terrible tour guide. All he cared about was that we come back in time. So we were back in Tokyo at 4:45 PM (plan was at 6PM). The weather conditions were not perfect and we were waiting to see Mt. Fuji for the whole day. It started to clear and Mt. Fuji started to show. The guide decided we need to hurry home and so we saw Mt. Fuji from the bus for 10 seconds instead of enjoying the view from the viewpoint. Guys it’s called Mt.Fuji tour for a reason. It is worth the wait!
    Written 4 May 2024
  • 134nadjac
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would not reccommend.
    Sadly, this tour was a day wasted in the worst way for us. The weather forecast was not perfect, mostly cloudy, and we went on the tour with that knowledge, yet even then we came back dissapointed and angry even. There was one moment in a whole day when mt Fuji was visible, but the tour guide insisted that we leave the last scenic spot 5 minutes before that "big clearing of clouds" that the whole group saw coming. I am adding the photo of the upcoming clearing. Many of us were even asking the guide if we could wait for a few more minutes to see it, but the guide was strict with sticking to the schedule. Well, 5 min later on the bus driving through the forrest, we saw a perfect glimpse of mt Fuji through the trees, peaking out in the middle of the sky. And we saw it for literally two seconds, as we were in the middle of the forrest. Of course we did not stop or turn around, even though the whole bus wanted to take the only chance to see what they paid for. The tour is called Scenic view of mt Fuji, after all. For the cherry on top, we returned one hour and 15min early. So yes, that 5 minutes would really put us off schedule, right? Not to mention that most of the time, our guide was just selling us strawberries. Barely any interesting and relevant information. So no additional value of the tour itself, with or without mt Fuji.
    Written 2 May 2024
  • elliottl740
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bus Tour Kyoto--Nara--Kyoto then Osaka!
    The tour was very nice. I thought the tour guide was very nice and cool, the way he spoke English and Mandarin one after the other! The bus was also very comfy because I fell asleep twice 😴😴. We went to Nara Park and fed at least 38 deer 🦌! I thought the tour was very nice 🙂🙂🙂🙂.
    Written 22 April 2024
  • Olga S
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience with Japan VIP travel
    It was amazing experience. Highly recommended. Very good guide, perfect organisation,comfortable bus. It was my second time there. Just check weather before
    Written 21 April 2024
  • SallyY474
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do not pick this one
    Terrible guide. The guide doesn’t really speak English but most of the group can only understand English. Didn’t understand what the guide was saying 90% of the time so didn’t really get proper information of the places visited.
    Written 6 April 2024
  • 214kassandraj
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent
    This trip was amazing, we had a big group and had plenty of time to visit each stop on the trip. The bus was clean and comfortable.
    Written 1 April 2024
  • renatoh353
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Views Amazing and Excelent Guide
    The views were amazing! Great photos! And we had the most amazing and an excellent funny guide (Yuji “Jay” Miyagi) that told us a lot a good stories
    Written 31 March 2024
  • heartinnature
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing day tour from Tokyo
    We were specially lucky because we had spectacular views of Mt Fuji from the time we got out of Yokohoma, till the time we turned back in the evening. We were fortunate to have George as our guide - a very caring and engaging individual. He gave us tips on options for meals, helped us book a Vegetarian Hato lunch since we hadn't reserved it when we made our booking, where to buy fruits and ice creams. He was well-versed in the geography and history of the places. Lake Kawagichi was very beautiful too. We liked it very much because it wasn't a rush-rush tour and we had ample time to explore the spots where we were dropped off.
    Written 31 March 2024
  • Erinn G
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect for all Day around My. Fuji! Highly recommend!
    Loved the little Saiko Village! Also such a good tour if you want to be surrounded by My. Fuji for the whole day! We got tons of photos from all angles and all the lakes! We were so pleasantly surprised from the Saiko Village!
    Written 24 March 2024
  • M8298FFlc
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Please reply for your consideration
    We missed our scenic tour on 6th of March 2024 due to bad weather. We travelled from Narita to Shinyuku and arrived at the meeting point at about 9:00am. I would like to know if you can be considerate to issue me a voucher to South Korea for 16 -19 March 2024? My husband and I are very upset that we missed this very special tour. We we’re looking forward to it and we’re sure we could have enjoyed it.
    Written 7 March 2024
  • AlisonMcC41
    0 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Not recommended
    Rubbish. Rude tour guide, terrible food and not good stop offs. Wish I had read the reviews before going, will not use them again
    Written 5 March 2024
  • U6725OAmaryh
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great value, good service and good day trip from Kyoto. Definitely recommended!
    Our guide, Tracy was engaging and interesting. He was fluent in both English and Chinese and gave clear, precise information. A good day trip from Kyoto visiting multiple locations dropping guests at sites for self directed tours. We had a really good day at a reasonable price.
    Written 5 January 2024
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Naing N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Beautiful scenery. Totally worth a visit. Value wise, we went around and had an incredible experience even without a guide. The driver was also friendly and pretty good at driving. It was a safe trip. Totally recommended.
Written 7 February 2024
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丁羽飞
Taito, Japan6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
The pick-up point is very close to Nagoya Station and is easy to find by following the navigation (it's just opposite the Lawson convenience store).
The snow scenery in Shirakawa-go is so beautiful. When I arrived in the morning, there were not many people and it was very quiet. The snow on the road was still white, just like a fairy tale town.
I really recommend taking the early bus to take pictures. There will be more people when the tour groups arrive later. .
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Written 8 February 2024
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