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The Little Village of Gokayama (Half Day Itinerary)

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13,000 JPY - 23,500 JPY

*Charge per one Adult

Tour code : 0053G

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Gokayama is a district in Toyama Prefecture that includes the villages of Suganuma and Ainokura. This district is home to gasssho-zukuri houses. These houses have a unique style of architecture with very steep thatched rooves. They can only be found in Gokayama and Shirakawago and were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. The name gassho-zukuri refers to the shape of the rooves. Gassho means hands clasped together in prayer. A total of 32 of these gassho-zukuri houses remain in Gokayama. With Authentrip, you can view these unique houses which were built between 300 and 400 years ago. You can even enter the roof space and take a look at the roof structure up close! The contrast between the gassho-zukuri houses and the rice paddies, fields, and surrounding mountains make a beautiful picture and it will feel like you have traveled back in time.

Available period Throughout the year

13,000 JPY - 23,500 JPY
Tour date
Minimum number of participants
1 Persons
Departure point
JR Toyama Station

* Price for one Adult
(prices as seen on our booking sites. If you book through other services, the price may vary)

*Included in the tour price
・Small gift

Reservation deadline
10 days before the tour starts
Cancelation charge
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* Depending on weather and road conditions changes to the tour without prior notice can be possible.

Assembly Point
JR Toyama Station
JR Toyama Station South Entrance
・From Tokyo -approx 2hrs by Shinkansen
・From Kanazawa -approx 20mins by Shinkansen
・From Kyoto -approx 3hrs by Train
・From Osaka -approx 3.5hrs by Train
Assembling time
Ending place
JR Toyama Station
Time required
4 hrs


Private Tour Plan
Shared-ride Plan

Private Tour Plan

Day 1
10:00 Meet at JR Toyama Station A taxi driver holding a white Authentrip flag will be waiting for you.
11:15 World Heritage Site of Gokayama Visit Suganuma village
12:00 Lunch Enjoy the local cuisine inside of Gossho style house
12:45 Depart the Gokayama
14:00 JR Toyama Station Drop off at JR Toyama Station

※Please make sure to read 【terms & policies】.
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Shared-ride Plan

Day 1
10:00 Meet at JR Toyama Station A taxi driver holding a white Authentrip flag will be waiting for you.
11:15 World Heritage Site of Gokayama Visit Suganuma village
12:00 Lunch Enjoy the local cuisine inside of Gossho style house
12:45 Depart the Gokayama
14:00 JR Toyama Station Drop off at JR Toyama Station

※Please make sure to read 【terms & policies】.
↑Schedule Top
Cancellation and Modifications
If you would like to modify details, such as your traveling dates or the number of participants, please cancel your current reservation and make a new one. Cancellations can be made online through “My Page”. Please be aware that a cancellation fee may apply depending on the time of year.

■Cancellation period
[1)Within 60 days of receipt of payment. 2)Up to 8 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:None (free of charge)

[3 days before departure]
Cancellation fee:30% of the total tour fee

[the day before departure 1 day before departure]
Cancellation fee:40% of the total tour fee

[On the departure day On the day]
Cancellation fee:50% of the total tour fee

[After departure or in case of no-show]
Cancellation fee:100% of the total tour fee

About taxi drivers and sightseeing・Concerning your luggage
・For your convenience, we have arranged for taxis and mini-vans to allow you the comfort of traveling without being preoccupied about handling your luggage. Taxis will be available regardless of the number of participants however, due to space limitations, we ask you to inform us should you be traveling with more than 3 pieces per person (additional costs may incur). To respect your privacy, we work exclusively with experienced drivers who can only speak Japanese. For necessary information, we have prepared a separate document with useful phrases in English and other foreign languages.

・During the tour, large items such as suitcases and duffle bags will be kept in the trunk of the taxis. When getting on and off, please feel free to request access to your belongings from the driver at any time. However, we ask that you keep any valuable and fragile items as well as perishable food items with you at all times. Please acknowledge that we are not liable for any damages to your luggage in the event of an accident during transportation. We do not take responsibility for the damage, loss or theft of items due to negligence of the transportation company or its employees.
For customers joining tours during the winter period
Over the winter season (December to March), it is not uncommon to see snow in Japan. Please understand that weather-related changes in the road conditions will also impact the tour schedule. If you need to catch a train or a flight to another city at the end of the tour, we advise you to give yourself extra time to work around any potential delays.
Itinerary Changes
・Customers may make changes to their tour itineraries, such as length of stay, etc. if they so wish.
・Please note that any extensions to the length of stay will incur additional charges.
・Additional charges are generally paid on the day, in cash, to the taxi driver.
・Tourist spots may sometimes need to be changed, or the length of travel time required may be different due to traffic conditions, etc. Please note that additional charges may be applicable if the arrival time is later than the end time specified in the itinerary.]
Tour operation: regarding the minimum number of participants
・Tours may be canceled if the minimum number of travelers is not reached. In that case, an e-mail notifying customers to this effect will be sent up to 12 days before the start of the tour. Full refunds shall be issued for any canceled tours.

Our Expert on This Area

Ms. Akiko Shimizu Taxi Driver from Daiwa Kotsu

I am a taxi driver who loves to sightsee. I lived for a long time in Peru, and so I can speak conversational level Spanish. In addition to myself, we have several other taxi drivers on our roster who speak English, and we are all working to improve our English-speaking abilities. I will do my best to guide you through my favorite city, Toyama, and I look forward to welcoming you and your family, your friends, and work associates to Toyama. This photo was taken at Toyama Castle, which is located in the center of Toyama City. I hope all of you will enjoy taking commemorative pictures here as well!!

The Little Village of Gokayama (Half Day Itinerary)

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Number of persons
Infant (0-2 years old, no meals)
Child (ages under 10 years old)
*If your child would like the same meal options as adults, please register them as an adult.

Number of participants (2-4) persons
・You will have a taxi entirely at your disposal, allowing you to enjoy your trip in full privacy.

Number of participants (1-8) persons
・Tours available starting from one guest.
・If less than 6 participants are booked, the tour may not operate.
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