Shirakawago Gassho-zukuri Village, which is registered as a The World Heritage Site, has over 100 large and small-size of Gassho-zukuri building, and it is known as a village where people are live their lives and continuing existence the traditional way of life.
In addition, there are many hidden gem and sightseeing spots around where you can experience the traditional wisdom and skills , and the magnificent nature that you should visit, such as "Hirase Onsen"
See Shirakawa-go attraction
You can choose variety inns near Shirakawago. Please enjoy your stay.
You can enjoy the local dishes using local ingredients, including Hida style crafts and products.
You can thoroughly enjoy the culture of Shirakawa-go by visitting the historical buildings.
Shirakawago is surrounded by nature, mountains and river. Come to refresh yourself here.
Supporting each other, Hometown of people's hearts
Shirakawago (ogimachi village) in Gifu Prefecture is known as a village of Gassho style house. More than 100 large and small-size of Gassho style building are remain and people are still live in there . In 1995 it was registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's said that not only for its buildings and landscapes which was registered but also the activities of mutual assistance rooted among the residents as well.
It is a place where you can feel Japan's traditional scenery back in the good old days of Japan, and a place where you can deeply feel the ural culture way of life.
STAY Spend quietly times in unexplored areas Hirase Onsen/World Heritage Site stay You can relax in Shirakawa-go, where you can feel the traditional's atmosphere. Variety choices of accommodation, including the traditional Gassho-style house and the popular inns.
EXPERIENCE An experience which is possible in Shirakawa-go Feel the nature in spring, summer, autumn and winter You can experience the magnificent nature of Shirakawa-go in four seasons. We have a wide variety of activities and tours, please come to enjoy the nature experience.
WHAT'S’ NEW News from tourist association
[Important Notice] Please wear face mask when visiting Shirakawago (from Shirakawa Village Hall)
Since Gifu Prefecture received the "designation of priority measures area for preventing the spread of Corona virus" on May 7. "emergency measures" are being promoted in the prefecture, even though the number of newly infected people is still at the highest level ever. Based on this, at the request of Gifu Prefecture, we ask that you "must wear a face mask" when sightseeing in our village, regardless of whether it is indoors or outdoors. Those who do not wear masks are not allowed to enter the village. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. In addition, please be sure to disinfect your hands when entering a tour facility, restaurant, or souvenir shop. Click here for details：[Important Notice] Please wear face mask when visiting Shirakawago