The regulations of the light-up event will have great changes starting from 2019.
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We appreciate your love of the Shirakawa-go scenery and the light-up event. Thanks for everyone’s support; we can continue.
Starting from 2019, the regulations of the light-up event will have great changes. Please read this page very carefully.
The number of tourists entering Shirakawa-go will be limited in the up-coming events.
＊General sight-seeing without joining the light-up event
【For the guest who come here by car for a daytrip, not for the light-up event】
*It takes about 3 hours to visit the village.
*Shuttle bus to the viewpoint is available from 9:00 am to 2:40 pm.
We accept daytrip vehicles from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Without the reservation, the parking on a first come first serve basis.
The parking lots are as follows:
・Terao Temporary Parking
All vehicles must leave the parking lot and village before 3:00pm. To the day trip visitor during the light up event days, we recommend you arrive before 12:00
For daytrip visitors, the viewpoint will be closed at 3:00 pm.
Be advised, based on previous years, the traffic during the event days is heavy. You may have to wait for available parking space for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
【For travel agencies which want to make tour bus parking reservation during the light-up event days】
For a day trip (tour bus) Seseragi Parking is available until 5:00 pm.
For the Light-up tour bus, reservations is required.
【For the guest who come to Shirakawa-go for a day trip by public buses】
Public buses operate as usual; however, public buses do not operate after 5:30 pm during the light-up event days. Please check your bus schedule and reservation properly. For more details and booking, please ask the bus company directly. We cannot assist you for a bus reservation.
The village is the residential area. Using drone is strictly forbidden. Offenders will be penalized.
When you come to Shirakawa-go by car, please equip your car with snow tires.
4-wheel cars are strongly suggested. The road is covered by ice, so please drive carefully.