MEALS [ L ]
The first stop will be a Japanese papermaker’s atelier in Gokayama. Take some time to browse the products on display, and take a crash course in making traditional Japanese washi paper, which is made using local fibre and handcrafted using traditional artisanal techniques.
Next, learn about the local silk industry, which flourished during the Edo Period, and village life over a cup of tea at the irori, or sunken hearth – a key element of any gassho-zukuri farmhouse. Bask in the warmth of the hearth before enjoying the breathtaking views of the village framed by the mountains in the distance.
Take a break for a delightful meal before travelling to Shirakawago for one of the most iconic and most photogenic views in Japan. After taking plenty of photos at the viewpoint overlooking the village, visit one of the local homes. These houses are the private homes of the locals, but some are open to the public, such as Wada House - a legacy bequeathed by the Wada Family - who used to be the richest family in, and village leaders of, Ogimachi.
The guide will drive back to Kanazawa at the end of the tour for hotel drop-off. (L)
Our services include:
-speaking driving guide
– Private vehicle
Our services do not include:
– International and domestic flights (quoted separately)
– Meals and/or drinks other than mentioned above
– Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone, and other expenditures of a personal nature)
– Travel insurance
– Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above
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