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About the sale of Shirakawa-go Illumination Bus Tour for 2017

 Nohi Bus will offer the annually-popular limited-time “Shirakawa-go Illumination Bus Tour” this year too.

 Shirakawa-go is a settlement where “Gassho Zukuri” houses are built. It is registered as a world heritage site.

 The Shirakawa-go Illumination event is held for six (6) days only during the most beautiful season of the year

 when snow piles up to approximately 2 m.

 Please ride this bus and enjoy the fantastic scenery which emerges from the white snow.

 Please view the following information about the details and sales dates.

 

 ◆Scheduled dates of Shirakawa-go Illumination Bus Tour

 January 22 (Sun), 23 (Mon), 29 (Sun), 30 (Mon) and February 5 (Sun) and 6 (Mon) of 2017.

 The tour will be held for a total of six (6) days.

 ◆Details of regular sightseeing bus

 1.Shirakawa-go Illumination Bus Tour

 The Shirakwa-go Illumination Bus is very popular every year. This year, a Japanese speaking guide will accompany in the bus

 and talk about history, culture of Shirakawa-go and  Hida's local foods.

 The plan also comes with a ticket to enter the "Gassho Zukuri Minkaen".

 Fares:             Departure from Takayama:  Adults 5,000 yen  Children  2,500

                        Departure from Gero:            Adults 5,200 yen   Children 2,600

 Itinerary:       Gero-Takayama-Shirakawa-go Illumination-Takayama-Gero * Illumination hours are from 18:00 until 19:30

                         14:30  15:50            16:50 - 19:30                     20:30            21:40

 Tour included:Round trip bus seats and entry ticket into the "Gassho Zukuri Minkaen.

 Booking method: Bookings will be received by telephone from one (1) month before the tour.

                                *Only bookings via telephone will be accepted.

                                Nohi Bus Booking Center: Phone number 0577-32-1688  (Opening times: from 9:00   until 18:00)

 Sales dates: From 9 am of the day one (1) month before each scheduled date.

                       (Example) When the scheduled date is January 22 (Sun), the tour’s sales will commence   from 9 am of December 22.

                       Website  Shirakawa-go Illumination Bus Tour

 2.Shirakawa-go Illumination Bus Tour and “Traditional Dinner”

 This is a gorgeous tour by which you can see both the Gassho zukuri houses of the world heritage  Shirakwa-go in twilight and the

 illusionary Illumination show together.

 For dinner, you can enjoy local gourmet food at a Gassho Zukuri house, composed of “Gottsuo  (meaning “fancy meal” in the Hida dialect)” and

 warm “Suttate soup” (ground soybeans added to soup and flavored with soy sauce).

 Fares:             Adults   6,200 yen  Children 3,900 yen

 Itinerary:       Takayama-Shirakawa-go Illumination (dinner at a Gassho Zukuri restaurant)-Takayama

                          14:30                   15:30-19:30                                                                                       20:30

 * Dinner is served in two (2) sittings. You cannot choose the hour. * Illumination hour is from 18:00 until 19:30

 Tour included: Round trip bus seats, “Gottsuo Dinner ” and “Suttate Soup” (dinner).

                            We will also take you to the following hotels:

 Taking to hotels: Hida Hotel Plaza, Takayama Green Hotel, Ryokan Tanabe and Honjin Hiranoya

 Booking method: Bookable on the website from two (2) months beforehand.

                            * We only accept bookings via the Website. * Prior payment is required.

                                Booking website: Shirakawa-go Illumination Bus Tour and “Traditional Dinner”

 Sales dates: From 11 am of the day two (2) months before each scheduled date.

                      (Example) When the scheduled date is January 22 (Sun), the tour’s sales will commence from 11 am of November 22

 When the Shirakawa-go Illumination is held on Monday, the use of the route bus between “Takayama  and Shirakawa-go Line”

 will become possible and much congestion is expected.

 So, we will change the running method of some buses.

 Please be aware that some buses which do not normally need a reservation will require booking.

 

【Times when held on a Monday】January 23 (Mon), 30 (Mon) and February 6 (Mon) of 2017

 ◎Booking required: Departure at 19:43 from Shirakawa-go ⇒Arrival at Takayama at 20:48

  Booking method: Bookings will be received by telephone from one (1) month before the tour.

                           *Only bookings via telephone will be accepted.

 ◎ Booking required: Departure at 20:30 from Shirakawa-go ⇒Arrival at Takayama at 21:20

                           (The bus which departs from the front of Toyama Station at 18:55 will temporarily stop

                           at Shirakawa-go)

   Booking method: Bookings will be received by telephone or website from one (1) month before the tour.

      Booking website: Japan Bus Online   ※From 7:30 am of the day two (1) months before each scheduled date.

                            * The bus is in temporary response to the time on Monday when the Shirakawa-go Illumination is performed.

 

                           Nohi Bus Reservation Center: TEL 0577-32-1688 (Opening times: from 9:00 until 18:00)

 

【Times when held on a Sunday】(January 22 (Sun), 29 (Sun) and February 5 (Sun) of 2017).

                                                      We will operate the buses as usual.

 There is no route bus which will return to Takayama  after you have watched the Shirakawa-go Illumination.

 For customers who wish to watch the Shirakawa-go Illumination by bus, please use periodical sight-seeing buses departing from Takayama.

 [Attention] There is a limit for the seats to be sold. Please book early.