The lunch served during our tour to Ainokura and Shirakawa-go
The tour price includes a traditional lunch called Tenshukaku at a restaurant close to Shirakawa-go village. After this, the greater portion of the tour is allocated to exploring Shirakawa-go. Tourists are given a couple of hours to freely roam the bigger village, with has Gassho homes converted into tourism and commercial establishments.
By far the most popular way for tourists to get all the way up to Takayama is by using the Japan Rail Pass. We recommend purchasing one well in advance because you have to order it from abroad before you activate it at a rail station in Japan.
Where did we stay during this trip?
Since we visited these UNESCO sites as part of a day trip from Takayama, we stayed right in the vicinity of Takayama’s main bus and train stations. We really scored with a great place to stay – Ryokan Seiryu Hotel. We don’t have a direct affiliation with this property, but we will still recommend it due to the excellent stay we had. It was very clean, well managed and it provided the local, authentic Japanese experience we were looking for. The super clean onsen is also a bonus. At the time of writing it had a score of 8.5/10 based on 87 verified guest reviews.
How to get the cheapest rooms in Takayama?
Takayama is without question the most convenient place to stay if you wish to take a day tour to see these Gassho-style homes. You’re best shot at finding the cheapest room will most likely be with a large hotel provider such as www.agoda.com and/or www.booking.com. Alternatively, many of our readers prefer to do a price comparison before they book their room(s). I personally use www.hotelscombined.com because of the top quality providers that they compare between. To save you some time, I have created links to their property lists for Takayama:
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