Suganuma Village in Gokayama and Shirakawa-go Tour from Takayama

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.

Tour Itinerary:

  • 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

For more information about Takayama Tours please contact us!

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