Shirakawago & Gokayama Tour


Shirakawago & Gokayama Tour

Check out the historic World Heritage listed villages of Shirakawago and Gokayama which are known for its “gassho-zukuri” structures. Gassho-zukuri is a house built of wooden beams combined to form a steep thatched roof that resembles two hands clasped together in prayer.

Located in a mountain region with considerable snowfall, the houses are designed in such way so that it can easily shed snow from its roof. This is to prevent the house from being crushed under the weight.

Throughout the years, the villages have been well preserved along with a unique way of life untouched for centuries. Enjoy the beautiful landscape of the historic villages which have retained the traditional life and culture of Japan.

Tour length
1 Day
Shirakawago, Gokayama
Tour guide
Experienced Guide
From JPY 9,000 /pax

Day 1 xLx

Kanazawa - Shirakawago - Gokayama - Kanazawa

0800       – Pick up at JR Kanazawa station

– Hakusan Shirakawago White Road, Fukube no Otaki Waterfall and Toganokidai

– Shirakawago, Lunch

– Ainokura Village of Gokayama

– Senbei Baking Experience

1650       – Drop off at JR Kanazawa station             

Without Lunch: 

Adult (12 years and above): JPY 9,000

Child (6-11 years): JPY 8,000

Child (2-5 years): JYP 2,000


With Lunch: 

Adult (12 years and above): JPY 10,000

Child (6-11 years): JPY 9,000

Child (2-5 years): JYP 2,000 (no meal)


  • The tour includes round-trip bus fare, lunch charge (tour with lunch), hand-made senbei experience, and associated taxes.
  • The drive along Hakusan Shirakawago White Road is subject to change depending on conditions on the day as well as road conditions.
  • This tour is not accompanied by a guide. If the number of participants is 10 or more, a Japanese or English-speaking tour conductor will accompany the tour.
  • Vegetarian meals or special meals for those with dietary restrictions are not available.
  • The senbei rice cracker baking experience may not be available on days when the shop is closed. In this case, the time spent for strolling around Gokayama will be extended. No refunds will be issued in such cases.