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Gifu Shirakawa-go Tours

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Gifu Shirakawa-go Tours

How to get to Shirakawa-go from Tokyo? Shirakawa-go is at the top of the list for visitors to see in Central Japan located in the northwestern part of the Gifu Prefecture. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site providing a picturesque view of the traditional houses with thatched, steep roofs, which are called Gassho-Zukuri. The scenery provides a reminiscent of Japan's long history.


Shirakawa-go Tours

Looking for a tour to Shirakawa-go from Tokyo? It is the most famous village in the mountain in the area. The main area of Shirakawa-go is Ogimachi, the largest and easily accessible village full of traditionally styled houses. The roofs are a necessity for the heavy snowfalls during the winter. Each house is built without nails, with each wooden beam slot placed neatly into the next. These houses have been standing since the 1800s. The many buildings have been transformed into museums to explain the history of the region and features. Other buildings have been transformed into shops and restaurants. There is the Tajima House Museum of Silk Culture that is dedicated to the traditional silk farming industry as silk farming was one of the main industries. If you want to see a view of the village from above, with a short climb or a shuttle bus ride, you can stand at the Shiroyama Viewpoint.

Best Time to Visit Shirakawa-go
You can visit Shirakawa-go year-round since each season offers different scenery, with cherry blossoms in the spring, bright green rice fields in the summer, autumn leaves in the fall and snow in the winter. Shirakawa-go can be explored within a couple of hours, but to get a feel for the atmosphere and imagine the life in rural Japan, there is also an opportunity to stay overnight at one of the lodging houses. What is the best way to get to Shirakawa-go?The best way to access Shirakawa-go is by bus from JR Takayama or hire a private car with driver from Tokyo.

Opening Hours: Whole Day
Entrance Ticket: Free
Address: 501-5692 Hatogaya-517 Shirakawa Village Ohno-District Gifu Pref.
Duration: 4-6 hours


Transfer to Gifu Shirakawa-go from Tokyo

As a reliable Japan tour operator in Tokyo, we provide private car/limousine to Gifu Shirakawa-go for international travelers. Whether you are looking for a short Shirakawa-go tour or a private chauffeur, you can easily find the most suitable one at an affordable price. Contact our representatives to book our Japan small group tours and Tokyo Private Chauffeurs.

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