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Nagoya: Shirakawa-go Village and Takayama UNESCO 1-Day Trip

1. Nagoya: Shirakawa-go Village and Takayama UNESCO 1-Day Trip

Discover the mountainous city of Takayama and the village of Shiragawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this full-day trip from Nagoya. Explore the markets and try local specialties in Takayama, then admire the picturesque landscapes in Shiragawa-go. To begin the tour, make your way to the meeting point, meet your guide, and board your transportation. Then, drive to the mountainous Hida region in the Gifu Prefecture to reach the beautifully preserved city of Takayama. Upon arrival, take a walk along Sannomachi Street, taste local delicacies like Hida beef and Takayama ramen, and see the work of local craftsmen. Head to one of the morning markets — Miyagawa Market or Jinya-Mae Market — and get a taste of local life. You will also receive recommendations for the best spots to have lunch (not included). After lunch, head to Gasyomura in Shiragawa-go and take in the scenery of mountains, paddy fields, and trickling rivers. Come to understand why Shiragawa-go is known as the kingdom of forests and streams, and see why the origin of the name Shirokawa-go means "the white river." Head to the Ogimachi Castle Site Observatory to enjoy the beautiful views of Gassho-mura village and Mount Hakusan. Have some time to pop into the Ochiudo cafe, famous for its big dogs, decorative coffee cups, and snacks. Afterward, the tour returns to Nagoya.

Round Way Bus from Nagoya to Shirakawa-go

2. Round Way Bus from Nagoya to Shirakawa-go

Travel between Nagoya, and Shiragawa-go with speed and comfortable bus transfer service offered by VIP Liner. Discover the History of World Heritage Shirakawa-go Unveil the allure of the UNESCO-listed Shirakawa-go, a destination that deserves a spot on your must-visit list. With this tour option, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in the historical ambiance of this captivating village, all while enjoying the freedom to explore at your own pace. -Tour Schedule- 7:15 AM depart from Nagoya 11:05 AM arrive at Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal Explore the Shirakawa-go Village by yourself. 2:15 PM depart from Shirakawa-go Bus Terminal 6:50 PM arrive in Nagoya Station area Suggested Self-Guided Itinerary for Shirakawa-go: Stroll through the UNESCO-listed Gassho-style village. Visit the gassho-zukuri that is open to the public [Wada family, Kanda family, Nagase family] Ogimachi Observatory Shirakawa-go Gassho-zukuri Minkaen Stroll around the Gassho-zukuri again Experience the historical charm of either Shirakawa-go's World Heritage site or Hida Takayama's Edo period streets. Travel conveniently with direct non-stop bus service from Nagoya. Enjoy onboard restroom bus for a comfortable journey. No need for redemption! Present your voucher upon boarding for easy access.

Nagoya: Private and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour

3. Nagoya: Private and Personalized Eat Like a Local Tour

Food, glorious food! Find out why the food culture in Nagoya has gone from small-town sensation to a source of pride in the city with a local expert foodie. Visit a neighborhood of your choice and try local specialties hand-picked for you by your private host. Benefit from a private and flexible itinerary you can change on the go. You'll be paired with a foodie local passionate about their city (and its food!) for a culinary adventure. You will be able to share your preferences ahead of the tour, to make sure it suits your needs and requests. In Nagoya, ancient history collides with modern innovation, and this can be tasted in its cuisine, with modern twists being spun on dishes dating back to ancient times. With your host, eat your way through Nagoya and sample the city’s specialties, like grilled eel (hitsumbishi) and shrimp tempura rice balls (tenmusu). Nagoya’s style of miso paste is rich, salty, and extra-umami, so miso soup and miso katsu (deep-fried pork cutlets served with earthy miso sauce) are must-tries. At one of the city’s cozy, wood-built izakayas, you could sample small plates of takoyaki – fried octopus balls under a blanket of unfurling bonito flakes – or test an old Nagoya trick: ask the chef for “today’s best”, and that’s what you’ll get. And don't leave without trying the city’s famous chicken wings! Important: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences. At the end of your tour, get recommendations from your host about other dishes to eat and the best places to find them.

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