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I am an English guide
in charge of Shirakawa-go.
|Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.|
Shirakawa-go is located in the northwestern part of Gifu Prefecture. It is a historic district showcasing the traditional architectural style called “Gassho-zukuri. ”Gassho-zukuri means ”built like hands in prayer,” as the farmhouses’ steep thatched roofs resemble hands clasped in prayer. The gassho roof has a slope of about 60 degrees thus allowing snow to slide off the roof quickly. Listed as a World Heritage Site in 1995, this village is an excellent example of a traditional way of life to survive the harsh conditions in an area of heavy snowfall.
Shirakawa-go is one of the most popular destinations for foreign tourists. Ogimachi, Shirakawago’s largest village, and main attraction make a good day trip from Takayama or a stop on the bus journey between Takayama and Kanazawa. Special illumination events on selected Sunday and Monday evenings in January and February attract plenty of tourists.
Access: a 50-minute bus ride from Takayama / a bus from Kanazawa is available
|My personal information|
I have been a guide for foreign tourists for a couple of years. I have been focusing my service on areas in and around Nagano prefecture. I guided my guests to Zenkoji temple and Jigokudani Yaen-Koen ( Snow Monkey Park) about 20 times for the past year. They also enjoyed their trip to Matsumoto Castle, Daio Horse Radish Farm, Kamikochi, Narai-juku,Tsumago, Magome, Takayama, Shirakawago, Kanazawa.
I am a holder of the following licenses.
230 dollars per day (8 hours) for 5 people 120 dollars per half a day (4 hours) The price is negotiable. ★The avove does not include traveling, meals, and accommodation.
Please read my proposal carefully. I will make every effort to make your trip pleasant.
I will e-mail my proposal to you if you consider to request my service.
|How to request my service|
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