We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (262)
All photos (262)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“day trip”(12 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
59°
44°
Apr
66°
53°
May
72°
61°
Jun
Contact
517 Hatogaya, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5629, Gifu Prefecture
Website
+81 5769-6-1311
Call
Improve This Listing
Ways to Experience Shirakawago
from $358.10
More Info
from $776.95
More Info
Reviews (117)
Filter reviews
54 results
Traveler rating
41
9
3
1
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
41
9
3
1
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews an overnight stay day trip mountain stream the bus unesco world heritage words cannot describe cold winter leave early beautiful village observation deck walk around beautiful view few hours old village observation point souvenir shops worth a visit
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there in a very poor weather, rain an snow, but still enjoyed it. The Gacsho houses are unique. It is recommended to visit at list one house from the inside. Very touristic but still a lovely place. It is nice for half a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yossir2015
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this by bus from Takayama bus station. First some comments about the bus: while wandering around Shirakawago is free, the cost of the return bus ride is quite substantial (4420 yen) and the service is quite infrequent, especially as many services are reservation...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mixed-up-infoman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with our guide Hisa who gave us a lot of the history of this village and informed us on their way of life. There was a lot of tourists during the day while we visited, but I imagine it would be quite...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Susan G
Reviewed March 16, 2019 via mobile

We came here twice during our recent trip to Japan. The first day without snow and the second day after some snow. The village looked so different after a night of snow. At the beginning, we drove through the village because the parking lot looked...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank moumou199
Reviewed March 16, 2019

We went here by bus from Nagoya for about 3 hours. We took the first bus to avoid crowd and after arrived we immidiately walk to the bus station to the observation deck but there has been long enough queue there. Unfortunately the snow fall...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Samuelpas
Reviewed March 7, 2019

This place is simply breathtaking! The views along the way... a small village with a lot of charm. The winter snow makes it so romantic to be in this village. Going up the peak to get a full view of the village in snow made...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fqtravellernd
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

We planned a day trip from Kanazawa but found the busses quite booked up in advance and so took the only day we could get. Bad choice. In February there seems to be a bit of ‘winter closure’ (e. g. Silk Centre) and Thursday seems...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Lynda Y
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

It took us 3 hours to get here from Nagoya via Bus but going there was like going up the mountains of the Swiss alps .. such a beautiful view since i come from a tropikal Country , i truly enjoyed coming here and would...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank tyler_27
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

We booked a ticket in Takayama to go in Shirakawa Village.It was a small traditional village located in Gifu Prefecture.It was nice. Very clean surroundings. You must visit this also.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank galaforrefreshments
Reviewed February 6, 2019 via mobile

This is a must do journey. Take yourself back in time with the fairytale like backdrop of Shirakawago folk village. It is worth it.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kitty L
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 nearby hotels
Kanjiya
41 reviews
.04 miles away
Shirakawago no Yu
136 reviews
.36 miles away
Shiroyamakan
47 reviews
.37 miles away
Toyota Shirakawago Shizengakko
70 reviews
1.37 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 57 nearby restaurants
Ochiudo
79 reviews
.05 miles away
Irori
56 reviews
.28 miles away
Cafe Karyudo
15 reviews
.07 miles away
Konjaku
19 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 40 nearby attractions
Tenshukakau Observatory
762 reviews
.44 miles away
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go Gassho Style Houses
1,973 reviews
.04 miles away
Shirakawago Gassho Culture Hall (Old Matsui Family House)
7 reviews
.26 miles away
Shirakawago Gassho Zukuri Minkaen
386 reviews
.25 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Taniamarselia
January 19, 2019|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jaylowe | Reviewed this property |
Most snow should've melted by mid April. So, the chances that you'd see snow aren't very high. There may be some remaining snow on the field, but it doesn't look nice.
1
Vote
Distant_Dreams
January 4, 2019|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from chinyenkim | Reviewed this property |
It’s no entrance fee, free.
2
Votes
ChunChunMaru
December 6, 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from KianKhiang | Reviewed this property |
You still can change the bus timing subject to seat availability and it is free of charge.
0
Votes