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Lake Biwa and Shirakawago Bus Tour with Pick-up From Osaka or Hida Takayama

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Set off conveniently from Osaka or Hida Takayama towards the natural wonders of the thatched roof houses of Shirakawago and Japan's biggest lake, Lake Biwa. With lunch included, hop on a bus with WiFi on board and head to these places comfortably!

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Gold Flake Phone Charm (until 2021/05/07)

Take home a small bottle filled with gold flakes used in traditional Japanese art.

Available for all participants taking part in the Takayama to Osaka-bound tour only.

Pro Tip!
Transfer from Osaka ↔ Takayama ↔ Tokyo easily. Book a one-way bus tour from/to Tokyo ↔ Takayama by clicking below:
One-Way Mt. Fuji 5th Station and Lake Suwa Bus Tour from Tokyo or Hida Takayama



VELTRA says:
Have a picturesque holiday in Japan with a visit to the historic thatched village of Shirakawago and Lake Biwa with a convenient transfer from/to Osaka and Hida Takayama.
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Price
Osaka to Takayama Station
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2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 132.90
USD 132.90
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 94.93
USD 94.93
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 132.90
USD 132.90
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 94.93
USD 94.93
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Infants (ages 0-2) can join for free but will not get a separate seat or meal.
  • Duration: 9.5 - 10 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Bus fare / English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking assistant / Food replica workshop experience
  • Schedule
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  • Check-in
    Time & Location
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  • Check-out
    Time & Location
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  • 07:20 Pick-up from Select Locations in Osaka
  • 07:30 Departure
  • 09:25 Lake Biwa Observatory (Approx. 15 minutes)
    Japan_Shiga_Biwa_Lake_Torii_Photolibrary_1163957 Explore the largest lake in Japan which is also considered to be one of the world's oldest lakes. Enjoy the scenic views of this massive lake from the observatory.
  • 10:50 Yoro Service Area (Approx. 20 minutes)
    Before heading to the next destination, you will stop by the Yoro service area for a short break. Purchase delicious sweets and local-made cutlery items to remind you of this trip.
  • 12:20 Gujo Hachiman and Lunch (Approx. 80 minutes)
    Visit a riverside town which is well known for its food replica production in Japan. Join in a fun workshop in which you will mold and create your very own tasty-looking plastic food designs. After this, you can enjoy the nature setting while having lunch.

    Halal-friendly lunch is also available.
  • 15:10 Shirakawago (Approx. 80 minutes)
    Japan_Toyama_Gokayama_Village_shutterstock_347467151 Take your time to tour around the village designated as a World Heritage Site and known for its traditional thatched roof farm houses that are over a hundred years old. Stroll through the and enjoy the scenic landscape of this exquisite village.
  • 17:20 Tour Ends at Takayama Station
Package detail / Schedule
Takayama Station to Osaka
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 132.90
USD 132.90
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 94.93
USD 94.93
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Instant Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
Total:
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult (Age 13 & over)
USD 132.90
USD 132.90
Child (Age 3-12)
USD 94.93
USD 94.93
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
Infants (ages 0-2) can join for free but will not get a separate seat or meal.
  • Duration: 10.5 hour(s)
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Lunch / Bus fare / English-speaking assistant / Japanese-speaking assistant / Kenrokuen Garden admission / Gold flake phone charm
  • Schedule
  •  
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  •  
  • Drop-off
    Time & Location
  •  

  • 09:15 Check-in at Takayama Station
  • 09:25 Departure
    Stop by the bustling morning market of Takayama to experience the life of the locals or even find some unique souvenirs or treats to take back home!

    The market is open from 7:00 am (8:00 am in the winter).
  • 10:20 Shirakawago (Approx. 80 minutes)
    Japan_Toyama_Gokayama_Village_shutterstock_347467151 Make your way up to the observation deck for a panoramic view of UNESCO World Heritage Site, Shirakawago's charming thatched roof houses and the surrounding mountains. Take your time for wonderful photo opportunities of the famous peaceful Japanese village.
  • 12:50 Kenrokuen Garden (Approx. 80 minutes)
    Japan_Kenrokuen-Garden_shutterstock_349825265 Ranked as one of beautiful landscape gardens in Japan, Kenrokuen Garden has been open to the public since 1871. Located just adjacent to Kanazawa Castle, visitors can enjoy the serene atmosphere and overlook the variety of flowers and greenery.
  • 15:30 Echizen Soba No Sato (Approx. 20 minutes)
    Sample authentic Echizen soba and bring home some special local products such as dried noodles to prepare and enjoy back at home.
  • 17:40 Lake Biwa Observatory (Approx. 10 minutes)
    Japan_Shiga_Biwa_Lake_Torii_Photolibrary_1163957 Located in the middle of Shiga prefecture, Lake Biwa is the largest freshwater lake in Japan. With it's massive size, visitors can enjoy various activities on this lake, such as stand by the shoreline and observe the floating torii gates of Shirahige Shrine from afar.
  • 19:20-19:40 Tour Ends at Nishi Umeda Hearton Hotel or Namba OCAT
Package detail / Schedule
Notes
Restriction(s)
  • All Packages
    • Infants (up to 2 years old) may join for free but will not have a seat on the bus. If you wish for your child to have a seat, please book them as a child (ages 3 - 1.
      Baby strollers are permitted on the bus, but must be folded in advance. Please note that the operating company will not be responsible if any damages occur to the baby stroller.
Additional Note(s)
  • All Packages
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • This is not a guided tour, however, a tour operator who can speak English will be on board.
    • This is a one-way tour and does not include accommodations or a trip back.
    • Halal-friendly meal is available upon request.
    • Vegetarian meal is available upon request.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 11 business days to 18:00 local time, 8 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 20% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 8 business days to 18:00 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 30% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 2 business days to 18:00 local time, 1 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 40% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made between 18:00 local time, 1 business days to 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
  • Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
Change policy
  • Any changes are subject to the same fees as outlined in the cancellation policy.
    If you wish to change the number of participants, the cancellation fees will apply per person.
USD 132.90
USD 132.90

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Language English, Japanese
Pick-up Not available
Duration 9.5 - 10.5 hour(s)
Availability Daily
Meal Lunch
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Lake Biwa and Shirakawago Bus Tour with Pick-up From Osaka or Hida Takayama
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