Standing in the old city of Takayama

Takayama Street

Located in northern Gifu Prefecture, Takayama is most famous for the Sanno-machi Historic District and the biannual Takayama Festival, which has been designated as one of Japan’s most beautiful festivals. During the festival, you will be fascinated by the intricately crafted festival floats which are displayed in the city. The Takayama Festival is held in the spring and fall every year and is attended by thousands of visitors from all over Japan and the world.

The World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go is just a 50 minute bus ride away


Experience Traditional Rice Cooking & Lunch

Traditional Rice Cooking Experience & Lunch

Traditional Japanese Lunch Experience

Traditional Rice Cooking Experience & Lunch-5

Kimono Experience

Kimono Rental and Walk in Hida Furukawa-2

Tanabe Ryokan – A Long Established Hotel

A long established Hotel

Tanabe Ryokan - Gentle Warm of Wood

Takayama Cuisine

Enjoy Hot spring Bath

Tanabe Ryokan Cypress Bath

Takayama ~ One of the most picturesque town in Japan

Some sights not to be missed include Takayama Jinya (the only remaining office of its kind in Japan built by the central government in the 17th century; open daily for tour),  Hida Takayama Matsuri no Mori and the Yatai Kaikan museums (for tourists keen on Takayama Festival and local artistry).

Every morning a farmer’s market is held along the Miya River and in front of Takayama Jinya. Local farmers and craftsmen sell everything from vegetables and pickles to carvings and clothes.

There are many skiing resorts in the Takayama area, which are open during the winter months. The nearby mountains, such as Mt. Norikura are popular for sightseeing and trekking. Additionally the World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go is just a 50 minute bus ride away. You can experience traditional rice cooking and lunch; and also experience wearing Kimono to have a walk in Hida Furukawa.

Getting There

From Tokyo:
[Rail] 2h to Nagoya Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line, and 2h 10 min from Nagoya to Takayama Station by JR Takayama Line (limited express).
From Osaka:
[Rail] 1h from Shin-Osaka to Nagoya Station by Shinkansen Line, and 2h 10 min from Nagoya to Takayama Station by JR Takayama Line (limited express).
From Nagoya:
[Rail] 2h 10 min to Takayama Station by JR Takayama Line (limited express).


3 Days Explore Takayama, Shirakwa Go – Unesco World Heritage Spot


Day 1 Takayama [D]
Arrive in Takayama Station and walk to hotel (about 7mins). Check in and free at leisure.
Overnight: Takayama Tanabe Ryokan or Similar/ Japanese Room

Day 2 Shirakawago – Hida Furukawa [B/Optional Lunch/D]
0700  Breakfast at Tanabe Ryokan
0900  Pickup by Jumbo Taxi at Hotel and transfer to Shirakawago
1000  Sightseeing in Shirakawago ~ enjoy free Cafe tickets at Ochiudo
1200  Lunch in Shirakawago ~ You can enjoy an optional traditional rice cooking & lunch experience
1400  Continue journey by Jumbo Taxi to Hida Furukawa
1500  Sightseeing in Hida Furukawa ~ You can enjoy an optional rental of Kimono to walk in the street
1630  Return journey to Hotel by Jumbo Taxi for rest & relax
Overnight: Takayama Tanabe Ryokan or Similar/ Japanese Room

Day 3 Depart Takayama [B]
0700  Breakfast in Tanabe Ryokan
1000 Check out and proceed to your next destination

Above hotels are subjected to availability upon reservation and might be changed to similar range hotel.

3 Days Explore Takayama, Shirakwa Go – Unesco World Heritage Spot

Tour Code: JPN-TYE_3

Adult Per Person Price in SGD

No of persons 
Non Muslim 1308 1128 1048 1028 988 958 938
Muslim 1350 1170 1090 1070 1030 1000 980

Optional Traditional Lunch Experience: +$ 108 per person

Optional Kimono Rental and walk Experience:+ $ 68 per person

Please contact us for child price.

LAND Price includes

  • 2 Nights Accommodation in Tanabe Ryokan or similar traditional Japanese Room
  • Daily Breakfast + 2 Dinners
  • 1 Day transport (Pick-up at Tanabe Ryokan & drop-off at Tanabe Ryokan to Shirakawago and Hida Furukawa) by normal taxi (2-4 pax) or Jumbo Taxi (5-9 pax)
  • Bathing Tax (150 Yen)
  • Briefing before departure

Price excludes

  • All airfare + taxes
  • All Rail Pass
  • Other transport not mentioned
  • All other meals not mentioned
  • All entrance fees
  • Travel insurance

3 Days Explore Takayama, Shirakwa Go - Unesco World Heritage Spot

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Hotel Information

Takayama Tanabe Ryokan

“Tanabe Hotel” is located just 5 minutes walk from “Takayama Station.” This is a place to relax and enjoy the warm hospitality.

Minimalist rooms with a Zen-like vibe feature tatami floors, futons and chabudai dining tables. All have TVs, fridges, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add terraces, and deep soaking wood tubs with geothermal water. Complimentary breakfast and dinner are served in the room.

Amenities include a lounge, and a bathhouse offering 3 soaking tubs with natural hot spring water. The Stone Bath with natural hot spring water (HIDATAKAYAMA hot spring) gives you the sense of being one with nature. The Japanese Cypress Bath is comforting to the touch and fragrant with an “open spa”.

Address: 58 Aioimachi, Takayama, Gifu Prefecture 506-0014, Japan
Tanabe Ryokan Map

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