UNESCO World Heritage Site Shirakawa-go Half-Day Food Tour

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
2 - 9 guests
Language
Japanese, English
Enjoy a guided tour through picturesque Shirakawa-go with several food stops, and then have lunch in one of the many beautiful thatch-roofed buildings!
Highlights
Spend half a day strolling Shirakawa-go learning about the history of the area with a local guide
Eat at several food stops on the tour
Have lunch inside a traditional Japanese gassho-zukuri thatch-roofed building
Enjoy local specialties like Hida beef
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Step into a village straight out of a fairytale when you visit Gifu Prefecture’s Shirakawa-go! This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known worldwide for its postcard perfect scenery in every season, all thanks to the village’s breathtaking gassho-zukuri thatched-roof buildings. Your guide will explain to you all about why the triangular, thatched roof buildings are called gassho-zukuri, as well as other interesting historical and spiritual tidbits as you explore. But the roofs aren’t the only special things in Shirakawa-go! The food is also just as amazing. Regional delicacies include Hida Wagyu Beef and a miso paste topped magnolia leaf grilling method known as Hoba Miso - some restaurants even combine the two. Plus, snack vendors along the streets of Shirakawa-go sell anything from dango to pudding to raw beef “niku” sushi and so much more. As you stroll the streets of Shirakawa-go on your way to lunch inside one of the famous buildings, snag a few snacks on this half-day food tour.
Inclusions
A local, English speaking tour guide
Lunch meal
A 2-4 hour long guided tour of Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Exclusions
Museum and other facility entry fees
Food stop purchases
Transportation to the tour meeting point
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Shirakawa-go bus terminal. Details are shared upon booking.
Remarks
Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Reschedulable or refundable if minimum participant numbers are not met
This tour is not recommended for pregnant guests, or those with heart disease or other serious medical conditions
Cancellation Policy
Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Gifu Prefecture is home to well-preserved historic villages, mountainous landscapes, and scenic open-air hot springs, with a proud culinary heritage spanning centuries.
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Earliest available date: June 19, 2024
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Please note that the time is in Japan Standard Time.
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals