Light-up event in Shirakawago in 2019

■Index
1. Change of important information
2. Event Dates
3. Participation methods
4. Frequently Asked Questions
5. Enquiry Form

1. Change of important information

The regulations of the light-up event will have great changes starting from 2019.

Thank you for visiting our website.
We appreciate for your love to the Shirakawa-go scenery and the light-up event. Thanks for everyone’s support; we are able to last till today.

Starting from this year, 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.

If the amount of applications exceeds the availability, random selection will be used.
Only the elected ones will be given parking permits/ shuttle bus tickets.

2. Event Dates

The 2019 light-up events will be held six times.

Times Event Dates Light-up Time
1st 1/14(Mon)
17:30 – 19:30
2nd 1/20 (Sun)
3rd 1/27 (Sun)
4th 2/3 (Sun)
5th 2/11(Mon)
6th 2/17 (Sun)

*1/14, 2/11 are public holidays.

3. Participation methods

As mentioned above, reservation system will be used on all the activities starting from 2019.
All tourist need to be booked in advance. Without reservation, guests will be restricted to access the village. Please pay special attention to this rule.

Please refer to the form below about how to register the following 4 activities.

The light-up event will be held in a total of 5 venues in the village. Tourists can join the event in places other than the observation deck.

Please refer to the form below for the whole schedule.
For tourists who wish to stay overnight or use the parking lot, you can select both of them.

■Guests who would like to spend a night in the village

a. Register through the tourists association
Registration period: 15th Aug – 30th Aug

・Accomodation (inside the event venue・gassho style house) / with observation deck ticket:https://shirakawago2019-2.peatix.com/view
・Accomodation (outside the event venue・hostel・motel) / with observation deck ticket:https://shirakawago2019-3.peatix.com/view

 

The following form indicates that the accommodation can be booked through the tourist association.
Please do not contact the accommodation on your own.Reservation can only be made through the association.
This event will not be on a first come first serve base, elected ones will be selected randomly.


* All the guests who stay overnight are allowed to park their cars at specific parking lots.

b. Booking an independent hostel
There is no accommodation for listing up to accept the booking individually.

 

■ Day return self-driving guests using the parking lot

Registration period: 15th Aug – 30th Aug

・Day return parking lot / with observation deck ticket: https://shirakawago2019-1.peatix.com/view

This event will not be on a first come first serve base, elected ones will be selected randomly.

 

■ Guests who wish to visit the village by tour bus

Please join the tours organized by travel agencies.
We are not able to know the booking situation of different travel agencies,
Please check the keywords: “Shirakawa-go Light-up Tours”, etc. on your own.

■ Guests who wish to visit the village by bus

(Night bus after the light-up event)
The details are not confirmed yet. For the time being, the reservation will start on 1st Oct. Moreover, the number of tickets, destinations and other details are not confirmed yet. Once we have a decision, we will release the result on the website.

4. Frequently Asked Questions

2019 Shirakawago light-up event Q&A

2018.05.14

 

5. Any questions or opinions?