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About the sale of Shirakawago Illumination Bus Tour for 2018

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

 Shirakawago 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 four (4) 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 Shirakawago Illumination Bus Tour

 January 21 (Sun), 28 (Sun) and February 4 (Sun) and 12 (Mon) of 2018.

 The tour will be held for a total of four (4) days.

 ◆Details of regular sightseeing bus

 1.Shirakawago 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 Shirakawago 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 6,000 yen   Children 3,000

 Itinerary:       Gero-Takayama-Shirakawago Illumination-Takayama-Gero * Illumination hours are from 17:30 until 19:30

                         14:10  16:30            16:30 - 19:40                     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 21 (Sun), the tour’s sales will commence   from 9 am of December 21.

                       Website  Shirakawago Illumination Bus Tour

Notes

・Please reserve your seat as soon as possible as there is a limit on sales.
・Shirakawa-go illumination display event cannot be observed on the fixed-route bus. Please use the above sightseeing bus from Takayama.

 

 2.Shirakawago 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   6,500 yen  Children 4,100 yen

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

                          14:30                   15:30-19:40                                                                                   20:30

 * Dinner is served in two (2) sittings. You cannot choose the hour. * Illumination hour is from 17:30 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: Shirakawago 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 21 (Sun), the tour’s sales will commence from 11 am of November 21

Notes

・Please reserve your seat as soon as possible as there is a limit on sales.
・Shirakawa-go illumination display event cannot be observed on the fixed-route bus. Please use the above sightseeing bus from Takayama.

 

Information

・Shirakawago illumination display event cannot be observed on the fixed-route bus. Please use the above sightseeing bus from Takayama.

・The entrance to the Tenshukaku Observatory is restricted in order to ensure your safety. A paid shuttle bus (500 yen per person) runs to the observatory, and it is prohibited to go on foot.
Although the shuttle bus ticket is scheduled to be distributed from 16:30 on the day, not everyone can visit the Observatory as there is a limited number of tickets.
Not only will you be able to see the Shirakawa-go illumination display from the view from the observatory but you will also be able to see the lights closely from within the village.
Please make your application after kindly understanding that the above measures are for your security.

 

3.Only the lottery winners can participate!Experience the magical world! Shirakawago Illumination Display Special Tour

You can enjoy the fantastic illumination display of Shirakawago from various places on this special bus tour.
Local cuisine such as skewers and croquettes of Hida beef will be served.

 ※ Only the lottery winners can participate in this bus tour.

    Price  Adult ¥8,900 Child ¥6,600

    Schedule  Takayama==Strolling in Ogimachi Village==Tenshukaku Observatory (enjoy the local cuisine)====Shirakawa-go illumination display (Strolling in Ogimachi) ===Takayama           14:00        15:00 - 16:30    16:45-  Shirakawa-go illumination display starts 17:30-              18:40 - 19:45          20:35

    Tour included: Round trip bus seats,  Dinner

                         We will also take you to the following hotels:

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

    Application  As many applications are expected, we will conduct a lottery among the applicants. Only the winners will be able to participate.
          Participants will not be chosen based on order of application arrival. Lottery will not be conducted if there are not enouogh applications.

           ※We will accept applications from the website only.

       Entry: Please fill in the the page of the following website with the necessary information before entry.

       Qualifications: Anyone who can participate in the bus tour on the day of the tour can apply.
         The number of people who can enter together on a single entry is limited to 5 people.

       Entry deadline: 18:00 on Friday, October 20, 2017(The entry application process is closed. Thank you very much for your application.)

       Entry website: Shirakawago Illumination Display Special Tour

       Announcement of winners: The lottery result will be announced by e-mail around the end of October. Please be sure to register an e-mail address capable of receiving e-mails.

       Others:     ・After notification of the lottery result, payment should be made by credit card within 10 days.
           ・If payment is not confirmed, or e-mails cannot be sent and received between our Company and you, the lottery result will be invalid.
           ・Entry is limited to once per person. We will not accept an application with a name or an e-mail address which does not match the applicant’s name or e-mail address.
           ・If there are any cancellations after the entry application is closed, we will sell them on the website as usual. Details will be announced later.

 

4.Shirakawa-go Illumination Display Taxi Plan

 You can enjoy the illumination display of the world heritage site Shirakawago by taxi with this plan.We will pick you up at the place of your choice in Takayama City. During the roughly six hour stay, you can enjoy both strolling through Shirakawa-go in the daytime and the illumination display surrounded by fantastic lights in the evening.

    Fare Medium size taxi (up to 4 people/car) ¥62,000
       Jumbo taxi   (up to 8 people/car) ¥81,000

    Schedule:Takayama City (picked up at the place of your choice) === Dedicated parking lot for passengers ... Shirakawago Ogimachi Village (stay for about six hours!)
           Around 12:30            13:30 * You will go to the village from the parking lot by free shuttle bus.
        ...Dedicated parking lot===Takayama City
          19:30         20:30  

    What’s included Taxi fare · parking fee · toll road fee

    Reservation  Make a reservation on the website 2 months in advance.  * Advance payment is required.

             Reservation Site  Go to Shirakawago Illumination Display by Taxi!