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.
4.0in the last week
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! :)
5.0in the last week
A beautiful little town nestled among the hills particularly good if there has been fresh snow. Plenty of small coffee shops and places to eat and plenty of beautiful old buildings to photograph. A must see.
4.0a month 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 week ago
We got there at the first snow. There were a few tourists and it was busy. Beautiful place. There is a time of year all the lights come on at night. Id love to see it then in the snow
5.03 weeks ago
One of the most beautiful place I have ever visited! it is one of the UNESCO sites in Japan.. very very unique looking little village which looks very gorgeous from hill top, especially during winter night.. villagers are very friendly, old and young.. definitely will visit Shirakawa-go again in the future!