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Hidden Treasures Of Hida-Takayama
From $520 Per Person Double Occupancy
Number Of Nights: 3
Operates: Daily*
Starts / Ends: Takayama
Type Of Tour: City Package - Land Only
Visits: Takayama and Shirakawago
Meals: 3 Breakfasts
Minimum: 2 People

*Exceptions Apply Please Indicate Your Travel Dates In Your Email.
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Hida-Takayama also known as Takayama, is located in Gifu prefecture with the Northern Alps as a background. It's a classic city surrounded by natural beauty and boasting many sights and activities for the foreign tourist. The morning farmers market is one of the best in all of Japan, with local artisans selling local snacks and handicrafts. Walk through the old town with preserved shop houses that will take you back in time to the 1800s.

Also visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Shirakawago, famous for their traditional gassho-zukuri farmhouses many of which are over 200 years old. Gassho-zukuri means "praying hands" because the thatched roof tops are woven together, resembling hands in prayer.

This tour module is designed to be added to your custom designed Ampac Tours tour itinerary.

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Day 1: Arrive Takayama On Your Own Arrangements
Depending on where you are coming from, Takayama is accessible by train and bus. Our hotel is located within easy walking distance of both Takayama Train Station and Takayama Bus Station.
Three nights' accommodations at the
Standard Program:
Best Western Hotel Takayama
Superior Program: Hida Hotel Plaza Takayama
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sakura Day 2: Morning Takayama Private Walking Tour / Afternoon At Leisure
This morning meet your personal guide in the hotel lobby and embark on a walking tour of old Takayama. Our first stop will be the Morning Market where local vendors sell farm products, snacks and local crafts. Continue to Kusakabe Heritage House, one of Takayama's oldest merchant homes that is now a heritage museum. Visit the old town with buildings dating back to the Edo Period (1800s) have been preserved and renovated.
Afternoon and evening at leisure.

Optional: Afternoon Discover Sake Walking Tour (Tuesday-Friday Only) is available at additional cost.
Please inquire at time of booking.

Day 3: Morning Shirakawago Tour (Bus Tour - Join In Basis)
This morning join in on a bus tour to the mountain village of Shirakawago. Your English speaking tour conductor will accompany you and explain the significance of the thatched roof architecture of the Gassho Farmhouses. Your tour will take you to the observation point where the photo to the right was taken. You will have around 2 hours to explore this quaint little village on your own. Return bus ride to Takayama.
Afternoon and evening at leisure to plan your own activities.
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Shinkansen Day 4: Depart Takayama On Your Own Arrangements
Please check out of your hotel room by the posted time this morning.

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Please send us an email for the current price for this tour itinerary. For an accurate price quote, please advise your tentative dates of travel along with the total number of people in your party and your rooming requirement. For instance, 3 people traveling together, 2 people sharing 1 room and the 3rd person in a single room.

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Visa: Not required for U.S. citizens for stay up to 90 days. A valid passport is required for international travel. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after your intended stay.

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Most photos of Takayama are used courtesy of the Takayama City Hall Tourist Information Office.
Some photos on this page are used with permission from JNTO. All images ©JTA/©JNTO.