Since 2019, the regulations of the light-up event will have significant changes so please read this page very carefully.
The number of tourists entering Shirakawa-go will be limited in the up-coming events. Please make a reservation in advanced.
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.
The 2020 light-up events will be held six times.
|1st||Jan 13||17:30 - 19:30|
|2nd||Jan 19||17:30 - 19:30|
|3rd||Jan 26||17:30 - 19:30|
|4th||Feb 2||17:30 - 19:30|
|5th||Feb 9||17:30 - 19:30|
|6th||Feb 16||17:30 - 19:30|
How to make a reservation
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.
If you would like to join the light-up event, please reserve one of 3 options as below.
As for observation ticket, it is not selling individually. If you would like to access the observation desk, please consider following ways
|Accommodation||Transportation ||Observation tickets
(entrance fee / parking lot)
|Ｘ||Ｘ||○ / Ｘ|
|Package tours||○ / Ｘ||○||○ / Ｘ|
|Tour Bus||Ｘ||○||○ / Ｘ|
■ Guests who would like to stay overnight in the village
■ Day return self-driving guests using the parking lot
The booking opens from mid-September on the first-come, first-served basis.
Please note the tickets cannot be refunded after being purchased.
Entry fee + parking lot: 4,000 yen per car (1 – 10 people)
The observation desk: 1,000 yen per person
※We will check the valid personal ID on the event day, and it needs to be the same name with the register one.
※Reselling tickets, putting the ticket on auction websites, or all behaviors of reselling are prohibited.
※Once discovered the above behaviors, the tickets will be considered as invalid and the entrance will also be prohibited.
■ Guests who wish to visit the village by package tours
■ Guests who wish to visit the village by tour bus