Historical & Heritage Tours in Shirakawa-mura

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Historical & Heritage Tours in Shirakawa-mura

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  • Mondgoose
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was a well organised and scheduled tour. Very knowledgeable guide and great driver. Guide gave a good rundown of where to get good photos, which houses were less busy and what products were authentic to the region. Highly recommend.
    Written 6 June 2024
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  • alelie
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I took their Takayama to Shirakawa go tour for first day. And then for 2nd day is the Kanazawa Tour. The tours they offer are good value for money. I strongly recommend to join their tours to maximize your travel time. Their tour guides are very good also. What I like about them (so far) are their English speaking guides. You can actually understand them (their accent) because its really their first language. But I hope in the future they would accept more solo travelers.
    Written 5 April 2024
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  • Alison K
    Lodi, NJ2,583 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day trip to Shirakawa-go. The bus stop was easy to find - we checked in with the bus company and they directed us to the bus (2 were running that day). We rode to the village, stopping once to do some shopping at a local shop then continued on.

    The ticket includes a traditional meal. Ours was at Hakusuien. The meal was pre-set with a variety of small dishes - seated on the floor. Overall, it was satisfying, though a few dishes weren't our "cup of tea". The beef was very good and we wished there was more of it. We ate at our own pace and then were free to explore on our own.

    After lunch, we went up to the observatory then visited one of the gassho houses recommended by the guide. During the bus ride, the guide provided suggestions to visit and tips to avoid the crowds. He passed around printed maps to everyone.

    We met back at the location of the bus (outside the restaurant) at the designated time and returned to Kanazawa on time. The guide was very knowledgeable and made the bus ride fun, pointing out cool things along the way.

    See my separate reviews for the restaurant and village.
    Written 20 July 2024
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  • Ashu T
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful experience with Junpei and Kanazawa tours !
    We asked Junpei to include Gokoyama in the tour if possible although it was not listed in the itinerary, he happily obliged.
    We ended up covering all the locations and he also gave us recommendation on which points to not miss etc!
    Highly recommend Kanazawa tours !
    Written 16 July 2024
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  • Naing N
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • RayBeazy
    Pleasanton, CA7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    TK is a great photographer and guide. We were comfortable traveling in his van. He made it easy for us, parking strategically to minimize walking on a hot day! We only walked downhill unlike the other tourists :). We were able to take some great photos away from other people, and were able to find a spot to eat some Hida beef on the way home. Great second day with TK.
    Written 7 July 2024
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  • markfromflorida2018
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide was great. He was friendly and helpful and made sure we had a great experience. Not having to worry about managing bus schedules to get from Kanazawa to Shirakawago really took a lot of stress out of the visit. Shirakawago was definitely worth the time to visit. The light rain and mist really gave the mountain village a unique and beautiful dimension.
    Written 9 January 2024
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  • heather
    Austin, TX16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a fantastic experience. Not only were we picked up at our Airbnb but our tour guide took us to shirakawago to tour but then took us to a less crowded gasho style home where we got to have tea and learn about the home history from the family who has owned it, 19th gen. The drive was smooth and relaxing. Highly recommend.
    Written 26 May 2024
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  • Lim C
    Singapore, Singapore19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our guide Garrett is an approachable person, he is friendly and is Excellent in his work, giving clear explanation on facts of sites that we visited, sharing his knowledge on nice places to visit and eateries in Kanazawa in our conversation.
    We will not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone looking for day trip from Kanazawa.
    Written 27 April 2024
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  • Amelie T
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easy booking, no complication.
    Very nice and helpful guide. The car ride was very confortable and smooth.
    All the family appreciated the tour.
    Written 11 July 2024
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  • Passport02824251326
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an exceptional afternoon exploring Shirakawa-go with Mai, our driver/guide (who was excellent, by the way). She epitomized kindness, punctuality, and helpfulness. Mai's extensive knowledge and willingness to address our inquiries made our experience even more enriching. She went above and beyond to accommodate our needs, not only by taking us to our hotel and helping with our luggage but also by dropping us off at the car rental office. This private transfer to Takayama and visit to Shirakawa-go will undoubtedly become one of the most cherished memories of our Japanese journey.
    Written 3 June 2024
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  • Lina P
    San Jose, CA6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We’re pickup promptly as soon as our train arrive.
    Our Driver, Mr Takayama Hato held a sign by the gate and greeted us.

    The car was parked at the curb side and no need waiting.
    The car was clean and very comfortable. Mr. Hato is a good driver.

    At the destination, he even offered to walk us to the shuttle station so we wouldn’t get lost.

    Very happy with the service!
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • minnboulder
    Jakarta, Indonesia296 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The driver that picked me up was not Koshida. It was Yuta. I'm not sure if he was the same person, but anyway. He picked me up from the hotel. He explained to me the itinerary. He told me that we would first visit morning market in Takayama. Since I've just been to other markets in Tokyo and Kanazawa, I asked if instead we went on Hakusan White Road, since I read reviews online that it's got beautiful scenery. He was okay with it. The Hakusan White Road lived up to its promise. It was marvelous! It's got beautiful scenery of valleys, mountains, waterfalls. We stopped several times to enjoy the view and take pictures. Yuta was always gracious and hospitable and really tried to explain things (in English!). He always made sure I was comfortable. He drove well. The car was clean and comfortable.
    Then we went to Takayama for a nice lunch. We headed back to Shirakawa-go to visit the UNESCO World Heritage village. In the village we walked around which was delightful. Again, Yuta explained things that I wouldn't have known otherwise.
    All in all, I definitely truly recommended this tour.
    Written 13 August 2022
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  • Adrian C
    Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Snow Monkey Resorts was great to work with to arrange this excursion for us. We were a family of 8 with children between the age of 3 and 9 and had seniors amongst us as well. Our guide and driver accommodated our needs and adjusted the itinerary to our needs. The vehicle was comfortable and equipped with a child seat for the youngest child. Enjoyed the narratives provided by our guide and all the additional tips he provided about dining options around Takayama was very helpful too. Would definitely recommend to others wanting. To arrange a private tour of the area.
    Written 13 June 2024
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