Shirakawa-go and Ainokura Bus Tour 
Takayama Bus Center 8:30AM
Takayama Bus Center 3:50PM
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JPY 6,000
JPY 4,000

Notice: Fares will be revised from 1 October 2023. (Adults JPY 8,000 / Children JPY 6,000)

Visit two UNESCO world heritage sites!!
*Entrance fee for Gassho-zukuri Minkaen Outdoor Museum is included in the price. It will be closed on Thursday from December to March. 


There are approximately 100 thatched roof houses, both large and small preserved in Shirakawago, and some of them are still lived by local people. With untouched natural beauty and unique look to a roof of the village, Shirakawago was designated as Preservation Districts for Groups of Traditional Buildings in 1976. What is more, it has been chosen as World UNESCO heritage sites in 1995, together with Gokayama.

Gokayama Ainokura village

Most of the gassho style houses, traditional thatched roof houses were built about 100 to 200 years ago during the end of the Edo period and the Meiji period. Moreover the oldest one was built in 17th century.
With a combination of stunning natural scenery and unique village, Ainokura Gashho village offers you an unforgettable experience like no other.
8:30 Departure
Takayama Bus Terminal
Gokayama Ainokura village (stroll on your own)
Shirakawago(Outdoor Museum, Tenshukaku Observation deck, stroll on your own)
Shirakawago Bus Terminal
15:50 Return
Takayama Bus Terminal