Shirakawa-go Light Up 2019 Bus Tour

Shirakawago light up in 2019 is over.

Tour Fee

*800yen discount for guests staying at J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guesthouse

Tour Schedule

  • 15:30 Depart from Takayama
    Meeting point: In front of Washington Hotel Plaza (Opposite to JR Takayama East Exit)
  • 16:30 Arrive at Shirakawago
  • 16:30-19:30 Free time to explore Shirakawago (Illumination starts from 17:30-19:30)
  • 19:30 Depart from Shirakawago
  • 20:30 Arrive at Takayama Washington Hotel Plaza
  • All schedule is subject to change due to the snow and traffic condition.
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Our tour conductor will provide explanations on the bus regarding the information of Shirakawago, recommended picture spots and walking course. Upon arriving at Shirakawago, guests will have three hours free time to explore the village. Since our bus will arrive around 16:30 and illumination starts from 17:30, guests are able to enjoy both the day time and light up scenery in Shirakawago! Seats are limited! Please do not miss this chance to visit Shirakawago light up event to enjoy the stunning scenery in snowy wonderland! The package fee includes the followings:

  • Shirakawago light up bus tour
  • a hand warmer
  • a rice ball
  • travel insurance
Due to the influx of tourists during light up, the observation point cannot be accessed without special permission. Please note that walking to the observation point is not permitted during the light up event and our bus tour will NOT visit the observation point. The temperature in Takayma and Shirakawago is from -7 to 6 degree Celsius. The roads will be slippery. Please dress warm e.g. down jacket, gloves, beanie and neck warmer as well as wear waterproof shoes/boots if possible.

Cancellation and Modification

  • You can cancel/modify your reservation at any time with the following charges.
  • All charges are quoted in Japanese yen.
  • If you cancel 1 day before the tour date, +81-577-62-9545 by 18:00.
Date of Cancellation/Modification Charge (per person)
15 days before 0% of the tour fee
8-14 days before 50% of the tour fee
7 days before or no show 100% of the tour fee


Domestic: 0577-62-9545, From overseas: +81-577-62-9545 (Business hour: from 8am to 10pm in Japan time)

The office is in J-Hoppers Hida Takayama Guest House (how to access).

Send request form from the link below.