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One-day tour to World Heritage Shirakawago from Kanazawa

This web page shows how to fully enjoy World Heritage Shirakawago in one day especially for people stay in Kanazawa.



Getting to Shirakawago from Kanazawa by highway bus

Visitors are required to make a reservation in advance to get to Shirakawago by highway bus.

Taking Nohi bus would be the best choice to get to Shirakawago from Kanazawa.

Here is the website of Nohi bus, and online reservation is available.


It takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes from Kanazawa to Shirakawago, and the round trip bus ticket for a person between them is 3600 yen.


Shirakawago Village Map

Enjoy walking around the old Japanese village full of thatched roof houses!


Shirakawago, surrounded by natural beauty

Deai Bridge Shirakawago


Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck

Shirakawago, Photo Spots

These are some of the many photo spots of Shirakawago.

Observatory Deck

Wada House

Kanda House

Myozenji Museum and temple


Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine

Souvenir Shops


View Points

Deai Bridge


Shirakawago and Parking lot is connected with this Deai Bridge.

However, this bridge is a bit far from Highway Bus terminal.


Tour Summary

Enjoy walking around Japanese old village of Shirakawago, World Heritage site, in one-day trip from Kanazawa.

Take a look around this town slowly, take many photos, and enter old thatched roof Gassho-Zukuri houses.


Some buildings are designated as important cultural assets, so you will definitely enjoy the atmosphere of old Japanese lives there.

You can also see the beautiful scenery of the village from the observatory on the hill.


You will learn how the people in the past spent their lives, and know more about Japanese old architecture.

There are also a shrine, cafes and plenty of souvenir shops.


Need an English-speaking Guide?

Shirakawago is a great place to visit by yourself, but in case you need a tour guide, I'm the one who can support your tour!

Here is some information. 

Please feel free to contact me from here!

Tour Guide's Profile is here

Itinerary & Tour Duration

7:50 Meet at JR Kanazawa Station
8:10 Leave Kanazawa by highway bus (reservation needed)

9:30 Arrive at Shirakawago
        Walking tour:
        Wada House, old thatched roof house
        Myozenji Museum and temple
        Shirakawa Hachiman shrine
        See the scenery of the village from observatory
        Lunch & shopping
        Depending upon the requests, we can visit some other facilities such as Kanda House and Shirakawago Onsen hot spring.

13:50 Leave Shirakawago for Kanazawa by highway bus (reservation needed)
15:00 Arrive at JR Kanazawa station

It takes about 7 hours from 8:00 to 15:00. 

Tour Price & Maximum Number of Travelers

26,000 JPY

One-day guiding services and the guide's transportation fee(3,600 yen+2,640 yen) are included.


Round trip bus ticket for a guide between Kanazawa to Shirakawago, 3600 yen

Guide's transportation fee to Kanazawa from Fukui, 2640 yen


Extra Cash Needed

Transportation fee of highway bus from Kanazawa to Shirakawago : Round trip ticket 3,600 yen per person

Admission fee for the museums and other facilities: Ex. Myozenji temple, Wada House, Kanda House: 300 yen


In addition, personal expenses such as lunch fee and souvenirs are not included.


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