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Reviews of Gokayama Suganuma & Shirakawago Regular Sightseeing Bus (From Takayama)
These reviews are written by JAPANiCAN.com customers after joining this tour.
Ms. / 40-49 / Singapore
We went in late June and the weather was clear and not too hot. The Gassho houses, communal life and the history and role of the architecture form a rich and beautiful heritage backdrop for the visit. The local English language guide - Ms. Mayumi - is very fluent, well-prepared and knowledgeable in the geographical, historical and cultural knowledge of the Gokayama, Shirakawago and Takayama areas. Thumbs up for her excellent service and commentary! Lunch at Teishoku was rustic but delicious no less. :)
Ms. / 30-39 / Japan
We had a wonderful time visiting Gokayama Suganuma and Shirakawago because of this tour. Our English guide, Ms Chinami, is simply wonderful. She's very energetic, funny, and highly knowledgeable. Aside from the photos she brought with her, she also shared lots of trivia about the two destinations. Being part of the tour also has its perks, like getting a discount from one of the shops and having access to a better and less crowded spot to take pictures of the beautiful scenery. The only down side for us is that we found the time given to roam around Gokayama Suganuma rather short. Fortunately, for Shirakawago, we were allowed to board another Takayama-bound bus so that we could have more time to explore the place.
Mr. / 60+ / United Kingdom
Third time I have done this tour and always enjoy it thoroughly. It is a MUST for anyone visiting Hida Takayama.
Ms. / 30-39 / Macau
Our Guide, Miss CHINAMI, she is very professional and nice, she brought many pictures to explain our trip in the bus. It's a best choice to join this trip. We can visit two place in a short time. The time was very abundant, we can choose the return time. Thank you Miss CHINAMI. I am so recommend everybody to join the trip.
Mr. / 30-39 / Singapore
Family with Young Children
Tour was good, nice and friendly guide. The pace of the tour was good. Maybe could extend 30 min for the suganuma and shirakawago part would be excellent. Only downside was the food. But the location of the restaurant was excellent to take picture of Shirakawago
Mr. / 50-59 / Singapore
Family with Older Children
The English guide was very professional and passionate about her job. She explained very clearly with map and illustrations.
It had been snowing heavily the day before and continued, though lighter on the day of the trip. I feared they would cancel but the roads had been cleared and they fitted snow chains. An wonderful day, beautiful scenery and highly recommended
Ms. / 40-49 / Thailand
The best choice for traveler who stay in Takayama and would like to visit Shirakawago. It's easily just make booking via internet or via travel agent in Thailand. Just show your voucher at counter inside Takayama Bus Station before leaving time. Bus departure on time, Guide is very nice and speak English well. Many information from Guide on Bus, including the maps which highlight the color for more easily understand. Lunch is local food, better than I expected and highlight dish is Hoba Miso- mushroom grilled with fermented soybean paste on magnolia leaves. The driver is nice and bus is clean.
Excellent excursion enhanced by recent snowfalls. Very good guide.
Ms. / 30-39 / Hong Kong
The guide is nice, the lunch was better than expectation , overall the local tour was perfect