Please read the following list first before raising a question.
Please refer to these page.
We can assist you for reservation only 4 months in advance.
You may find / contact to private reservation agency for more longer than 4 months advance.
Base on previously years, first snow were arriving in beginning of December and heavy snow were from late of December till late of Feburary.
But weather is unstable, we advise you to check the forecast at link here
It’s mandatory as regulation that you must equip your car with studless tire as the road will become slippery when it snows.
Base on previously years, the cherry blossom in Shirakawa-go was start from around 15 April.
The tree starting change color in Autumn from late of Octurber to middle of November.
It may take 2-3 hours for roughly sightseeing the whole village.
To go to Observatory: 10 minutes by shuttle bus and 20 minutes by foot from bus terminal. Walking to the observatory is forbidden in winter. Shuttle bus departs every 20 minutes (00,20,40 on the clock) from 09:00 to 15:40. The fare is ¥200/person, payable in the bus.
More details, please click here.
To walk around the village is free of charge. To entre some houses or musuem is ¥600 for for The heritage Musuem. ¥300 for other Musuem and house.
More details are here
You may only walk for sigthseeing, everything is withiin walking distance. Shuttle bus are only available for Observatory only.
See more details on shuttle bus, please click here.
We are so sorry that there are no rubbish bins in the village due to environmental concerns. Please take away the trash on your own.
We do have coins lockers at Shirakawago bus terminal that could store all type of travelling bag/suitcase.
Also the place to storing them if lockers are all occupied.
The biggest size is JPY800 and medium size is JPY500/Each from 08:30 to 17:00 (not available for overnight).
It’s available only in Winter.
Price: from 08:30 ~ 17:00 is JPY800/pair/time. JPY1,500/pair for overnight.
Size: (JP size as below)
23.0 / 24.0 / 25.0 / 26.0 / 27.0
3 pairs for each size
We do have Umbrella and raincoat for sell. JPY500 per each for both Umbrella and raincoat.
We do have wheelchair for free of charge.
2 Wheelchairs at Shirakawa-go bus terminal and 4 Wheelchairs at Seseragi parking lot.
We do have Money Exchange machine at Shirakawa-go bus terminal which available for 12 foreign currency below:
Below all currency can exchange to Japanese Yen.
US Dollar / Euro / British Pound / Australian Dollar / Chinese Yuan / Hong Kong Dollar /
Korean Won / Taiwan Dollar / Indonesian Rupiah / Thai Baht / Singapore Dollar /