Shirakawa-go (Shirakawa Village) is a Japanese mountain settlement in what was once considered a wild and unexplored region. Because of the area’s natural environment, with high mountains and heavy snowfall, interaction with neighboring regions was limited. However, this also created the conditions for the development of unique cultural practices and lifestyles. Now registered as a World Cultural Heritage site, we hope that you will enjoy experiencing the culture and traditions that live on in Shirakawa-go today.
The rich nature of Shirakawa-go can be enjoyed across the four seasons. Allow us to introduce some recommended sightseeing spots for each season.
For the benefit of your sightseeing experience in Takayama City, Hida City, Gero City and Shirakawa Village we’re conducting a survey based on the experiences of our guests! Those who take the time to answer our survey will be entered in a raffle (lottery) to win one of the following: High quality Sarubobo, Japanese Sake, Japanese Lacquerware “Shunkeinuri” and other wonderful items that are exclusive to Hida! Please click the link below to access our survey. We’d greatly appreciate your cooperation!!