World Heritage Shirakawago Lightup – 6 days limited4.4
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
We guide this spot.
5.02 weeks ago
Beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site nestled 1000meter up in the Gifu Alps. Beautiful year round. Blooming cherry trees in spring, beautiful green forest and flowers in summer, autumn leaves in the Fall, and a snow wonderland in winter. Plenty of parking and free shuttle bus from parking lots. Great food, lots to see and do. Museums and Historical information in 6 languages. Walking touring delight! Clean and comfortable public toilet facilities. And most of all...Friendly people❣️
5.03 weeks ago
The traditional buildings at this village were very well preserved and one can easily took postcard photos at almost every corner of the village. We were impressed that no entrance fees charged and the village was not over commercialised. We could observed the village were flooded with large groups of tourist but yet the village is still very clean and well maintained. We were there in May, however the view in winter will be even spectacular.
2.02 weeks ago
Very touristy and overall disappointing place. Huge parking (1000 yen) with hundreds of tourists flocking to the village with historical straw roof houses. You will get a great pictures to show off but that's about it. Village look and feel very different to what you might expect seeing nice and polished photos beforehand and not in a good way different.
5.0in the last week
The place is beautiful, but be prepared that there's a reason why they limit the number of tourists coming to the light up event! They could limit it further as it's very busy, but you also can't blame them, as they just want to see what you'd want to see. I can highly recommend entering the houses, as it gives you more of an idea of how this village lived, gives you great views from since open windows upstairs, it's only 300 yen, and you can warm up inside. The village itself is stunning, don't forget to book ahead, and also book ahead of you'd like to go up to the observation point.
5.0a month ago
It takes a while to get here. We had to take a bus for several hours but it's worth it.
Wonderfully preserved. The work that goes into keeping this place pristine is remarkable. The view from the top is amazing. The walk up is a nice experience as well. Looks much better in person. And looking at the photographs across the different seasons it seems like it's that way all year round.
The disadvantage of taking the bus is that you only have a limited amount of time. There are supposedly some houses that you can stay in but it's quite expensive.