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Shop-and-See Tour 2023

Nagoya + Takayama + Kyoto

Shop for unique gifts for the holidays and much more!

Prepare for your holiday season in style while enjoying gourmet meals and steaming onsen

Stroll the traditional streets of Takayama to find artisanal delights

Fully guided and including 15 delicious meals, a free pocket WiFi router, and much more, this pre-Christmas tour is the perfect way to surprise everyone on your gift list with truly unique treats.

Deliberately designed to feature destinations that allow you to both sightsee AND discover incredible local specialty goods, you’ll journey around Nagoya, gaze in wonder at the spectacular winter light-up illumination at Nabana no Sato, then head north into rural Gifu Prefecture to immerse yourself in the splendors of the Japanese countryside. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase hand-made metalworks like kitchen knives and nail clippers, renowned washi Japanese paper products, plus make multiple stops at regional Michi no Eki, fantastic hotspots for regional goods that you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll end in Kyoto, a fascinating city that blends the modern with the ancient, and you’ll have a full free day to shop and dine at your own pace!

A notable highlight of this tour is a visit to Shirakawa-go, a historical village inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Shirakawa-go and its environs is the only place in Japan that still has original dwellings built in the gassho-zukuri style, with thatched roofs that slant steeply to the ground to mitigate the region’s heavy snowfall. The local economy was traditionally driven by silkworm cultivation but now serves as one of the country’s best showcases of how village life was closely adapted to the area’s particular social and economic circumstances.

Featuring multiple nights at comfortable, relaxing onsen (hot springs) hotels, incredible meals at local restaurants, and with a strong focus on making sure you find extra-special gifts while bringing you to some of central Japan’s most striking landscapes, this tour will ensure your holidays are anything but ordinary. Leave it to us and celebrate with HIS Hawaii!

Destination Highlights

Nagoya – Nabana no Sato Park – Mino Old Town – Shirakawa-go Village – Hida-Takayama Onsen – Gifu City – Kyoto – and more!

Tour Includes

6 nights excellent accommodations – 15 memorable meals – Onsen (Hot Springs) – WiFi router – HNL Airport Lounge – Unique activities & experiences – and much more!


Full Package (airfare included) $3,290 (Adult) / Land Package $2,290 (Adult)

Tour Details


For a detailed look at the many activities and destinations you’ll visit, download our written itinerary (PDF file).

Or see the short summary below!

Itinerary Summary

Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination
Michi no Eki specialty regional goods
La Collina, Japan’s most famous Baumkuchen confectionary
Free day in Kyoto for shopping and dining at your own pace
112/8HNL Airport departure on Japan Airlines (direct flight)
212/9Arrive in Nagoya, dinner at local restaurant, rest at hotel in Nagoya
312/10Nagoya Castle sightseeing, Kinshachi Yokocho district shopping, Iga Ninja Museum + Ninja skills demonstration, Michi no Eki Seki Drive-In Oasis shopping, Nabana no Sato Winter Illumination
412/11Seki Sword Museum and katana performance (artisan metalworks), Mino Old Town (washi paper), Shirakawa-go UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hida-Takayama Onsen
512/12Takayama Morning Market shopping, Michi no Eki Pascal Kiyomi, Mt. Kinka ropeway and Gifu Castle, Gifu Great Buddha Statue, Gifu Nagara River Onsen
612/13La Collina Omi Hachiman (famous Baumkuchen confectionary), Byodo-in Temple sightseeing, shopping along Omotesando street (famous for tea), Tea break at Taihoan cafe, Nishiki Ichiba Market shopping
712/14Full free day in Kyoto for sightseeing, shopping, and dining, at your own pace
812/15Free time in the morning and afternoon, then depart from Kansai International Airport for Honolulu (direct flight

Tour Flyer (PDF Download)

Tour Itinerary (PDF Download)