shirakawago winter illumination 2016

Bored to stay in big city like Tokyo r Osaka?

Have you ever seen this picture at any of your Japanese guide book?


World heritage ,Shirakawago

This place is called “Shirakawa-go”, and its located in Gifu prefecture.

Don’ know Gifu?

It is located almost center of Japanese map in Honshu island.

Gifu is one of the quiet prefecture, Japanese people think it is very nice to place to live after their retirement because it is full of nature with clear water.

You can enjoy river fishing, rafting, rock climbing, trekking, camping and more!

There are not many foreigners visiting Gifu except this place Shirakawa-go.

So If you have enough time to stay and feel the real Japanese local atmosphere, Gifu can the one of the best place to stay or to live.

About Shirakawago

Shirakawa-go is a small village with several traditional Japanese house.

This type of Traditional house is build by Thatched roof and woods only, it is actually not allowed to build a new one like this anywhere in Japan anymore because of Japanese law.

So the people in this village are trying every year to maintain this limited houses.

You can actually stay there and experience the old days in Japan.

They have fire inside the house, people gather together to have dinner. I am sure you will have unforgettable memories and feel the real Japanese life.

In winter, Shirakawa-go have illumination event, so that you can see fantastic houses in white snow and its small light on them.

That is looks like this!

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Which day is good

If you are going to stay in Japan on Today on Januray 16th,or these days below in year 2016, you will have a chance to see the winter illumination at Shirakawa-go.

January 16, 23, 24, 30, 31
February 7 and 14

More detail, please visit “shirakawa-go winter illumination detail” by clicking here.

Joining tour is one of the best choice to see this winter illumination without any trouble.

Shirakawa-go area is mostly snow a lot about more than 2m, so joining tour can avoid any transportation problem.

For Tour detail, please click the link.

There are not much seat available, so we recommend you to submit as soon as possible if you would like to join.

Shirakawago Illumination Bus Tour (Round-trip from Takayama) (With Meal)

2-Day World Heritage Shirakawago Illumination & Hida Takayama in Winter Package

Would you like to join tour for your holiday in Japan?

Maybe these below are can be fit for you!

Tours that includes Gifu Visit!