Kanazawa to Shirakawago

Hotel Pickup



Up to 7 Hours

Explore the hamlets of Gokayama and Shirakawa-go on our 7-hour package tour with access to a private vehicle exclusively for you and your fellow travelers. Our English-speaking driver will take you first to the World Heritage site of Gokayama followed by Shirakawa-go

What to Expect

We will collect you from your Hotel or chosen location in Kanazawa at 09:00 in the morning (This is open to change if you wish to go earlier or later)

Our English speaking driver will take you directly to the hamlet of Gokayama, a beautiful Alpine village along the Sho river where you can walk among the Gasho zukuri style(Hands in prayer) thatched roofs. You will spend 90 minutes here exploring the village and houses. Gokayama is more remote than Shirakawago and so receives less than half of visitors. This UNESCO and Michelin rated location is one not to be missed.

Next onto the adjacent valley where the UNESCO village of Shirakawa-go is nestled. You will spend 2 and half hours here, exploring the town and taking in lunch. Crossing the spectacular pedestrian bridge across the Sho river, your senses will be filled with the sounds and smells of authentic rural life. This fairy-tale village is bound to inspire you as one of Japans most picturesque sites.

Our English-speaking driver will bring you back to Kanazawa for 16:00

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What Our Customers Say

Our driver/guide (Mai) spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable. She recommended our first stop to be Suganuma in the Gokayama region. There was a light dusting of snow on top of the thatched roof homes when we arrived. It was quiet and beautiful, especially along the Shokawa River. Our next stop was Shirakawago and we entered an old large thatched roof home that had once belonged to a prominent local family. The home was over 200 years old and had lots of history. We spent a couple of hours walking around the cute town and had grilled mochi (a local specialty). A fantastic trip.

Departure Point

The driver will collect you from your Hotel lobby or stated location within Kanazawa.

Departure Time

  • Days Available: Monday to Sunday
  • Starting times: 08:00 / 09:00 / 10:00
  • Return Details
  • Back to your Hotel or desired location in Kanazawa


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Private Car
  • Parking
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private vehicle


  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Professional Tour Guide

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