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517 Hatogaya, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5629, Gifu Prefecture
+81 5769-6-1311
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All reviews day trip an overnight stay mountain stream unesco world heritage the bus words cannot describe cold winter leave early observation deck small village walk around beautiful view few hours old village observation point souvenir shops worth a visit
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed January 12, 2019

Great experience for the Winter snowing at Shirakawago. Advised to go early and up to the Ogimachi Castle Observation Deck to enjoy the beautiful scenery before walk into the village. Most of the restaurant is only open until around 3pm so is better stop for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rickylhc
Reviewed January 9, 2019

The nest houses in Japan are not founmd in the Metro; they are in the verdant fields of Shirakawago. They have stood the test of time.

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 19, 2019|
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.
January 4, 2019|
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Response from chinyenkim | Reviewed this property |
It’s no entrance fee, free.
December 6, 2018|
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Response from KianKhiang | Reviewed this property |
You still can change the bus timing subject to seat availability and it is free of charge.