World Heritage Shirakawago Lightup – 6 days limited

Sightseeing information about World Heritage Shirakawago Lightup – 6 days limited in Japan.

World Heritage Shirakawago Lightup – 6 days limited4.4

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 from 1/14 '19 to 2/17 '19


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 that will celebrate the 33rd year in 2019 next year, will greatly redesign the operation, and become a lottery-type complete reservation system event.

♦ Shirakawago light up
-Date: total 6 days on 2019 Jan.14th (Monday), 20th (Sunday), 27th (Sunday), and February 3rd (Sunday), 11th (Sunday), 17th (Monday).
-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


5.0a week ago

Top notch destination if you are looking for a traditional rural feel of Japan while still reasonably being a tourist. Beautiful scenery for postcard picturesque photography. We came in the summer but they say it's even better in the winter, harsh cold notwithstanding.

4.0a month ago

Nice opportunity to see some old style buildings that are still being actively used and lived in. It’s too bad that some other more modern architecture is also mixed in.

It can be fairly crowded with tours, so you may be unlikely to get pristine views of the area without tourists.

There’s a nice footbridge to cross from the main parking lot into the small community.

4.0a month ago

Zen place, and quite nice to walk around if you are interested in Japanese architecture. Wouldn't recommend spending more than a couple of hours. Make sure you have your travel plans sorted out as there are only s few buses to and fro and may be fully booked. There are some first come first serve buses ( we were able to get on them fairly easily ).

5.0a week ago

Traditional village and associated museum where one gets to know about the olden and still in use ways of usage of things and lifestyle. There are many fields and farm houses nearby. One can get a rental house of such traditional flavour of life. There is also a farm house museum where their vessels dress and other traditional attairs are displayed. It would be a great feel for the visitors of all ages and backgrounds.

5.0a week ago

For some a scary walk over a large pedestrian suspension bridge will bring you to this small town. This town is full of historical build homes with lovely small gardens and rivers in between them. We had a lot of fun visiting this place. A bit tourism is present but luckily not that many.