Jan/13 - Feb/16, 2020 World Heritage Shirakawago Lightup – 6 days limited

Sightseeing information about Jan/13 - Feb/16, 2020 World Heritage Shirakawago Lightup – 6 days limited in Japan.

Jan/13 - Feb/16, 2020 World Heritage Shirakawago Lightup – 6 days limited4.4

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 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.

Purposeshould go,world heritage,experience,night view,Japanese resort,winter in Japan,major,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta. Takayama Sta. (about 33.8km) Google Transit


5.0a week ago

Beautiful world heritage village. They built it in very particular way just so the house can take on heavy snow. If you come visit during winter you will see why it built the way it is. The while town will also be covered in snow, also the whole mountain. You can walk up the top of the hill then the best view there is the whole village itself. If travel from takayama it's about an hour on buses if you don't drive. If travel from Nagoya which most people do. It's 2-3 hours on train then another hour bus so it's quite a trip. Better if you book a reserve bus seat so you know you will get on a bus, sometime the like is long, and the next bus not coming till the next half an hour.

4.04 months 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! :)

5.02 months ago

Beautiful landscape and extremely picturesque. Never intend to visit but was swayed by a friend who has been here. The houses were very historical and they did not use any nails in the structure of the houses. Great engineering!

5.03 months 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!

4.05 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.