Experience being in two World Heritage Sites, Shirakawa-go and the Suganuma village in Gokayama! Both villages lie in the secluded mountains of Japan, offering an unparalleled combination of scenic beauty and locally-preserved culture. Nestled deep in the heart of Japan the ancient town of Shirakawa-go is an intimate, leisurely town with a quiet, rustic charm. The remoteness and inaccessibility of Shirakawa-go, has kept the village unspoiled and well-preserved for centuries. This area of steep thatched-roved farmhouses gained UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 1995.
The people of these gassho-style, or “praying hands” style farmhouses were cut off from the rest of the world for a long period of time and survived the harsh winters through the cultivation of mulberry trees and the rearing of silkworms. With its old Japan atmosphere, Shirakawa-go is beautiful anytime of year but particularly so in autumn and winter. Enjoy a day tour visiting both these ancient must see attractions. While Suganuma may be a small village, it offers unparalleled scenic views of Gokayama which have barely changed for hundreds of years.
- Assemble at the Takayama Bus Center
- Arrive at the Suganuma Village in Gokayama
- Arrive at World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go Gassho Village
- Japanese Style Lunch (local cuisine)
- Shiroyama Observation Deck Walk around the Shirakawa-go Gassho Village
- Return to Takayama Bus Center
Tour Includes the following:
- English-speaking guide
- Return Bus transfer to/from Takayama
- Visiting Suganuma and Shirakawa-go
- Japanese Style Lunch
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