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Shirakawa-go Adventure
One-day trip in a comfortable wagon to a World Heritage Village that also became a reference for an anime

Want to feel the atmosphere of a Japanese World Heritage village? We will bring you there in a luxurious Hiace wagon to provide a comfortable trip to its fullest.

Shirakawa-go is well-known as a place to enjoy traditional Japanese rural views. Located in a very snowy mountain area, this village consists of Gassho style houses that are designed to endure big amounts of snow. These traditional houses made Shirakawa-go a World Heritage village in 1995.



Besides traditional cultural background, the village is also popular with anime lovers as it became a reference for the anime called When Cicadas Cry (“Higurashi ga naku koro ni”), so you can find pictures of the main characters in different places there and even write your wish on ema (wooden board for wishes in Japanese Shinto shrines) with the favorite character from this anime.


The tour price includes:

Transportation from Kanazawa to Shirakawa-go and back by comfortable Hiace with a capacity up to 7 people.
※ Lunch and entrance fees are not provided

※Tour doesn’t include tour guide. Explanations will be delivered through automatically triggered GPS narrations.

We can also provide disposable earphones, but feel free to bring yours for more comfort.

Reservation details

Please apply for the tour at least 5 days before.
If the tour day is already set in the company schedule, we can accept the requests for that day until 17:00 JPT of the prior day.

Please check the tour calendar (“Reserve your Adventure” button on the right side of the page) or contact us for details.

Tour schedule:

09:40 Departure from Sainoniwa Hotel

10:00 Departure from JR Kanazawa Station West Exit Group Bus Parking Area

11:30〜15:00 Free time at Shirakawa-go

※Lunch is not provided, so you can choose the place you prefer

16:30 Arrival at JR Kanazawa Station West Exit Group Bus Parking Area

16:50 Arrival at Sainoniwa Hotel

How to get to the bus boarding area

Tour Information

  • Price
  • Tour schedule
    In general, the tour is scheduled on weekdays.
    Please contact us to check availability.
  • Departure time
    10:00 from JR Kanazawa Station West Exit Group Bus Parking Area
  • Arrival
    16:30 at JR Kanazawa Station West Exit Group Bus Parking Area
  • Cancel Policy
    For changes or cancellations, a fee may be charged as follows:
    10 to 8 days before the tour ・・・ 20%
    7 to 2 days before the tour ・・・ 30%
    Day before the tour ・・・ 40%
    The day of the tour・・・50%
    After the tour starts or cancellation without contact・・・ 100%
  • Minimum number of participants
    2 people