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


4.0in the last week

Very scenic destination. A real community living there but some buildings are open for touring. Good for strolling around and gift shops. Some people had audio toys but unclear where they got them. They would be worthwhile in a place like this.

5.03 weeks ago

One of the Japanese Experiences!
Definitely stay in a Ryokan (traditional Japanese Hostel) for the full experience. At daytime the streets are busy filled with tourists. Nevertheless the atmosphere of this old village is unique. Nature lovers will like it and urban people will relax.

5.02 months ago

Coming in from Osaka, this place was a bit of a challenge to get to but then again we managed to pull it off. Thankfully we got to visit it on a good weather. The place is truly fantastic. Something that we really wanted to see and experience in our life. Thank God we managed to experience it. Make sure to go up the viewing deck to see the beauty of the town.

2.03 weeks ago

Although it is listed as an UNESCO World Heritage site, it is getting too commercial and some house owners converted their places to an admission fee exhibits. In fact, thatched roof houses are scattered around the village with other uncharacterized houses that is quite different from my expectation to be a well preserved village. My visit was mid August summer time, perhaps the scenery in winter might look different.

5.02 weeks ago

This is an awesome place! Quiant neighborhood and amazing view. Recommend to visit during fall or winter, the view is breathtaking! Try some hida beef set menu and skewers!

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