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Day Trip to Shirakawago and Hida Takayama from Nagoya

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    What to Expect
    Meet in the morning at ESCA, an underground shopping in Nagoya, to begin your excursion to the town of Hida Takayama.

    Spend time on your own wandering through the charming streets of this traditional-style Japanese town, an urban area known to many Japanese as “Little Kyoto” for its architectural similarities to the famous ancient capital. Following your Hida Takayama visit, you’ll head to an included lunch of Keichan chicken marinated in miso and soy sauce, grilled with cabbage, onions and other vegetables.

    Continue after lunch by coach to Shirakawago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its traditional Japanese architecture. Enjoy time to admire the area’s collection of historic Japanese-style farmhouses built using the “Gassho-zukuri” method, a roof technique that looks like two hands placed together in prayer.

    Then transfer back to the JR Nagoya station to finish your excursion.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Esca underground shopping center, 6-9 Tsubakichō, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya, Aichi 453-0015, Japan
    Duration
    11h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transportation by coach
    • English-speaking tour conductor
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch included (except for "no lunch" option)
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infant (0-2 years old) are free of charge with no tour inclusions.
    • Child (3-5 years old) price only includes a bus seat (i.e. no lunch).
    • Lunch may be served slightly earlier at 11:00 or later at 13:00 depending on the congestion of the restaurant on the tour day.
    • October 13 and November 4 departures don't include lunch and instead extend their time at Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go. If you choose these dates, please have lunch on your own or you can purchase a bento box for JPY800. If interested in the bento, please let us know around 7 days before the departure date and pay in cash on the day.
    • Wearing comfortable shoes and clothes is strongly recommended
    • This tour is operated for both Japanese and foreign customers. A Japanese tour conductor with an English-speaking staff will accompany the tour and will provide you with some necessary information during the trip, but he/she is not responsible for providing any detailed introduction of attractions.
    • Delays, shortenings of the tour or omissions made to the itinerary due to traffic, weather or other circumstances that are beyond the control of the tour operator are not subject to a refund.
    • Due to traffic conditions, the bus arrival may be delayed and the order of the itinerary may change.
    • If the tour operator has to cancel the tour because of a typhoon, heavy snow or other circumstances beyond their control, cancellation will be decided by 3pm the day before tour departure. You will be informed by e-mail and provided a new departure date or receive a full refund.
    • The end point of the tour might be different from the start point. Please ask a member of staff on the day.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 42 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Enjoyed this tour overall. Took the English tour which was really a combination Japanese/English tour.There was also one bus which was mostly Chinese visitors. The guide was average in English proficiency. Felt like much more information was given for Japanese speakers. It would
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    Response from YOKOSOJapanTour, お客様担当マネージャー at Day Trip to Shirakawago and Hida Takayama from Nagoya
    Responded 15 Jan 2019
    Dear MrsGTravel Thank you very much for your review. We are glad to know that you enjoyed the tour. The tour you joined was a mixture of Japanese and non-Japanese customers with English language support. Although our language support service does not cover guiding at sightseeing spots,​ we are sorry that we made you feel that you were less informed during the tour. We will take your review seriously for our future service and consider your suggestion of an information sheet for non-Japanese speakers. Also, thank you very much for your opinion that the time schedule at Takayama was tight and the situation at Shirakawago. We appreciate your honest review and it will be a great help for creating a better itinerary as we believe that the customer​s'​ honest voice​ is the most valuable resource for improving our service. Please keep in touch with YOKOSO Japan customer service and we look forward to serving you on your next journey. Sincerely,
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    The pick up point was easy to find due to the received discription. There were a lot of people to join different bustours, so you need to know your bus tour number to find the correct bustour. The trip was well organised and quite relaxing. First we went to Takayama and the trip
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    Response from YOKOSOJapanTour, お客様担当マネージャー at Day Trip to Shirakawago and Hida Takayama from Nagoya
    Responded 30 Oct 2018
    Thank you for taking your time to write about your experience. The tour is one of the most popular itineraries and we have been operating the tour for years. We are very happy to know you could have a good day trip! We are looking forward to exploring Japan with you again!
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    Key Details
    • Duration: 11h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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