3 Day Takayama Holiday

From Takayama: Visiting Takayama, Shirakawago & Kanazawa

Takayama 3 days holiday

Takayama, known as “little Kyoto” is a beautiful little township not far from Tokyo with its preserved historical structures and environment. Mingle with the locals at the thatched roofed village of Shirakawago, a World Heritage site then visit Kanazawa, home of Kenroku Garden, one of the three most beautiful gardens in Japan. This tour is a combination of day tours which also includes your accommodation in each city and transportation. English speaking guides are included during site seeing and assistants at points of transfers (except while on board bullet trains). 


Yatai Kaikan (Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall)
This popular facility displays some of the colorfully decorated festival floats used in the famous Takayama Festival. Enjoy seeing the many intricately made floats.

Kusakabe Heritage House
Enjoy a visit to this historical Japanese-style townhouse and view a range of exquisite folk art and traditional handicrafts.

Located in Takayama’s old quarter, this street is lined with Edo period buildings, and provides visitors a glimpse into the past.


Takayama Morning Market
Enjoy walking around the bustling Takayama Morning Market, where a wide array of local specialties and other products are available.

Shirakawago Observatory
Enjoy an elevated view of the World Heritage-registered thatch-roofed village of Shirakawago. Great for photography!

Lunch at a Thatched Roof House
Taste delicious regional cuisine dishes you can only enjoy in the countryside.

Wada Residence (traditional thatch-roofed farmhouse)
This is one of the thatch-roofed houses, also registered as a World Heritage Site. Look around and be fascinated by the culture and history of the village.

Shirakawago to Kanazawa (Drive-by sightseeing of Miboro Dam)
On the way from Shirakawago to Kanazawa, enjoy seeing rural Japanese scenery such as the manmade Miboro Dam and the Hakusan Mountains. Enjoy sightseeing from the vehicle windows.


Nomura Residence, Nagamachi Samurai District – Visit a former residence of a samurai family from the Kaga Domain. Admire the traditional architecture and gaze at the beautiful Japanese garden.

Kenrokuen Garden
This beautiful garden is considered one of the top three Japanese gardens.
It offers amazing seasonal views all year round.

Higashi Chayagai
Wooden-latticed exteriors of teahouses line both sides of the stone-paved street here where something from the Edo period (1603-1868) still lingers in the air. This area is an Important Traditional Building Preservation District.

Hakuza Honten
Feel free to purchase handicrafts, accessories, cosmetics and other items made with gold leaf.

Travel from Kanazawa to Kyoto by train.

Price: From $1,781 Per Person Twin Share
*Please note prices are from prices based on low season
2019 Departure Date:
05 Jan-27 Feb: Wed, Sat
02 Mar-28 Dec: Mon, Wed, Sat
Excludes: 13, 15 Apr, 04 May, 09 Oct, 25 Dec.
Guide Service: English speaking guide service available on all days excluding on board bullet trains.
Comments: Meals included: 1 lunch
Luggage transport available/one way trip (Tokyo – Kyoto)
Return tour trip – finishing in Tokyo city option also available Upgrade – Meal options also available
Accommodation – Upgrade options available
Itinerary is subject to change, contact JTB directly for a quote