Jan/13 - Feb/16, 2020 World Heritage Shirakawago Lightup – 6 days limited4.4
from 1/13 '20 to 2/16 '20
Shirakawago famous for “Historic Villages of Shirakawago (Gassho-zukuri Shuraku)” listed as world heritage sites is crowded in the snowy season crowded with many tourists.
World heritage of Shirakawago → Ogimachi village of Gifu prefecture Shirakawago
World heritage of Gokayama → Aikura/Suganuma village in Toyama prefecture, Nanto city
As a whole, it is the “World Heritage - Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama".
The lighting up of Shirakawago (Shirakawa village of Gifu prefecture) will greatly change, where many tourists from domestic and foreign countries come visit as a winter celebration.
The light up of Shirakawago will greatly redesign the operation, and become a lottery-type complete reservation system event.
♦ Shirakawago light up
-Date: total 6 days on 2020 Jan.13th (Monday), 19th (Sunday), 26th (Sunday), and February 2nd (Sunday), 9th (Sunday), 16th (Sunday).
-Lighting hours: 17:30-19:30
Shirakawago light-up event will be held for only 6 days in the most beautiful season during the year when snow is overcast.
Enjoy the fantastic landscape emerges in the pure white snow.
About general sightseeing without the light up
※Those who are not booked for light up
[Private car · Rental car · Taxi (standard size car)]
Seseragi Park parking space is available until 14:00. After 14:00, parking and sightseeing is not available.
Also observation tower will be available until 15:00.
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Airport/Sta. Takayama Sta. (about 33.8km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.0a month ago
Decided to visit after all the great write up and recommendations. We made the trek from Tokyo. It was a 2D1N trip. Nice to see how the houses were built and still stand the test of time. Would have loved to see them snow covered but alas the weather was too kind on us. We had perfect sunny weather all throughout! :)
4.02 months ago
Loved the country and this village in particular. Interesting construction and history. Had the opportunity to dine with a local family. Family was here for 6 generations. Food was excellent. Dining is an art, many rules and rituals involved. All revere their and respect their elders.
5.0a month ago
Care to pack as much living history as possible into one visit? This is the place. All of the houses are lived in and everyone seems to know how to handcraft everything in their stores. I wish I had gotten more souvenirs here. It's hard to get to, so make sure you have enough time put on the side to enjoy the sites. Most places close at 5PM, so earlier is better.
4.02 months ago
A great place for a morning walk with a great view of mountains and traditional village houses. Stop by the little food stalls as you walked around the village and be surprise with the great taste they offer. Go up the observation deck for a top down view of the whole village.
5.02 weeks ago
The reason we came to Gifu Prefecture! It was absolutely adorable and so picturesque, even in the muddy season. I wish we had gotten snow but it was still lovely. I’m sure any season in this village is just magical. Lovely views on the drive and of the surrounding mountains. Highly recommend!