Traditional Japan - Takayama and Kanazawa

Traditional Japan - Takayama and Kanazawa

Takayama . Shirakawago . Kanazawa
Private locally guided - 4 days from $2,799 per person based on double occupancy*

Traditional Japan - Takayama and Kanazawa


4 Days, 3 Nights

Japan Endless DiscoveryThese traditionally beautiful towns, have much to offer the visitor. Only recently linked to other parts of Japan by bullet train, travel there is suddenly both easy and fast. Only a couple of hours apart, combining the two makes sense.

Kanazawa, with its geisha and samurai districts, majestic 17th century castle and one of Japan’s finest gardens, rivals Kyoto for the title ‘Jewel of Japan’.  As in Kyoto, an overnight Japanese Inn stay is a must.  Kanazawa’s Omi Cho market is a shoppers dream and those who love folk crafts will be equally enthralled. Kenroku-en is always listed as being one of Japan’s top three gardens – many visitors think it is number one.

Takayama (officially known as Hida Takayama) is not only host to two of Japan’s favorite festivals – one in autumn and one in spring – but is both picturesque and pleasingly atmospheric.  Located on a river and compact in size, it nevertheless houses many museums, galleries and temples. Meiji-era ryokan (Japanese Inns), offer accommodation that ties in perfectly with the surroundings.  Convenient infrastructure and friendly, welcoming locals seal the deal. Takayama is small enough to be explored on foot and is the perfect gateway to hiking trips in the Japan Alps.


  • Kenroku-en,  one of Japan's most beautiful gardesn
  • Kanazawa Castle
  • Geisha and Samurai district
  • Markets
  • Festival Float Museum
  • Gassho Farmhouses

Additional Details

  • Three nights accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Two lunches
  • Private touring with English speaking guide

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge


Departs daily, year round.


From $2,799 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates and surcharges may apply Thu-Sat and during special events and Holidays. All pricing is strictly subject to availability and based on stays Sun-Wed. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Prices are current at time of posting (6/5/18) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed.  CA CST: 2076233-40, WA ID 601684531

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