[2020 Light-up] The guests who come to the event

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Thanks for visiting our 2020 Light up event page.
Continuously, up till 33rd events have held, coming 34th, will be reservation in advance only.

We have found many troubles and problems through this events.

Everywhere is full of people

Observation deck is full of people and dangerous

Excessive traffic jam

Unfriendly map for tourist

For coming 2020  light up event, we will solve these problems and make this event;
“the memorable events of your life” for our tourist.

For All Guests

Let’s enjoy an unforgettable event together!


・The floors in the hostels are all wet or being damaged
・Tourists can only visit the facilities that are marked on the map
・Please do not jostle or serious accidents will be caused
Let’s build the world most beautiful village together, shall we?

Recommended clothes


Q: Can I buy the observation deck ticket on the event day?
A: All the tickets are sold before the event, therefore no tickets will be sold on the event day.

Q: Are there other places for sight-seeing other than the observation deck?
A: Please refer to the information below.

[2020 light-up] Photo shooting spots and observation deck guide


Q: Is there any information about restaurant / street food etc during light-up event?
A: Please refer to the map you get at the event date.

Q: Can I enter the day-return parking lot again after I have left?
A: No, you cannot.

Q: What can I do if I need help or have any problems on the event day?
A: Please ask the staff nearby or seek help at the information center.

Q: Can I use a tripod on the observation deck?
A: As the space is limited on the observation deck, the use of tripod is forbidden in this event.

Q: Can I go to the observation deck on foot?
A: Yes, but only for the guest who purchased observation tickets.

Q: Is there any smoking area?
A: You can find the smoking area on the map that we distribute on the event day.

Suggested schedule for tourists using different reservation method

Staying at the village on light up event day

If you come by car, it’s necessary for permission certification from tourist association in order to go into the village.
Please contact : info-e@shirakawa-go.gr.jp

shuttle bus for observation deck
Departure time : 17:50 – 18:30
Departure place: In front of Wada House

How flows on light up event day

① Check-in (show your Invoice or Letter to the host)
② Receive observation ticket and Map

③ Sightseeing village, light up event

④ Dinner
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Please make a direct inquiry to accommodation!!
(Tourist who reserved by tourist association will be sent a email individually)

*There might be a clerk service before check-in time
*Dinner time will be depends on each accomodation

Booked an one-day ticket

Temporary Parking Lot is available from 12:00pm – 20:30pm.
The peak time is around 15:00 – 17:00, so we recommend you to come earlier.

shuttle bus for observation deck
Departure time : 17:00-17:40
Departure place: In front of Wada House 

Caution: cannot enter the parking lot

x No ticket

x Different car with the one on the ticket

x Normal tired are strictly prohibited:  Snow tires or with chains

Over 11 people (riding capacity) minibus is prohibited

Before Departing

Please check ticket of Peatix apps
*Any questions about Peatix Click
(We suggest you to print out QR code just in case)

 On the light up event day


①Check followings before departing
Peatix APP /  ID(Passport)

②Navigation setting:
The local staff guide you the Terao Parking lot for light-up visitor.
2495-3 Ogimachi Shirakawa, Ono District, Gifu Prefecture 501-5627

③After arriving to parking lot, show ticket
   Receiving maps and *1. observation ticket

④Sightseeing village, light up even

⑤last shuttle bus: 20:00pm
*1 Sold out

<Driving route from Shirakawa-go IC to Terao parking lot>

Tourists who made a reservation via travel agent

Ask for more information to travel agency

Booked “Nohhi bus”, “Kaetsunou bus”, and “Toyama chihou Tetsudou bus”

When entering village, in order to prevent illegal entering, you might ask to show return ticket.
If so, please show it to the staff.  Thank you for your cooperation.

For travel agency staff

Reservation of this year for bus has been already full. There are no more available.
Buses with no reservation are prohibited for entering village and parking.
From this year, enhancing cooperation with police and guard,
tourist who park on the road will be strictly punished.

Tourist who booked observation ticket in advance

Please come to shuttle bus station on time.
And then please read carefully notice in the ticket after you receive it on the day.

We hope you have a memorial event!!