Shirakawago is a charming village in the mountains of Gifu, Japan. Its main attraction is the traditional thatched-roof houses called “gassho-zukuri”. The village is beautiful in winter with its snow-covered houses and nighttime illumination. The Snow Festival in January is a popular event. In spring, cherry blossoms offer picturesque views, while autumn showcases colorful maple leaves. Nature lovers can enjoy hiking in the surrounding areas, visiting waterfalls, and exploring the nearby valleys. Shirakawago is an authentic and captivating destination.

Classic tour

You want to visit the main points of interest of the village ?
We will propose you a circuit regrouping the inescapable ones of the village like:

  • Ogimachi village
  • Gasshō-zukuri Minkaen
  • Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine
  • Shiroyama Tenshukaku (observation deck)

And more….


According to the list of places you wish to visit, we will establish the visit program taking into account the travel time.

For more information, do not hesitate to contact us via our contact form.


A full day (8am-6pm) with a guide is as follows:

8amDepart from Kanazawa or Takayama.
The guide will meet you the lobby of your hotel or at your home.
9am / 9.30amArrival in Shirakawago
9.30am-12.30pmVisit of the village and lunch on site.
12.30pmDepart from Shirakawago towards Kanazawa or Takayama.
1.30pm / 2pmArrival in Takayama or Kanazawa.
2pm-6pm1/2 day tour in Takayama or Kanazawa


Full day
1 person¥50,000
(approx. $319.57)
2 people¥30,000
(approx. $191.74)
3 people¥23,000
(approx. $147.00)
4 people¥18,500
(approx. $118.24)
5 to 10 people¥90,000
(approx. $575.22)

* Prices shown are per person except for the 5 to 10 person line where the prices shown are for the group.

** Adult rate from 12 years old. 15% discount for children between 6 and 11 years old. Free for children under 6 years old.

*** For groups of more than 10 people, please contact us to know the applied rates.

These rates includeThese rates do not include

  • Fully privatized support

  • Planning and preparation of itineraries according to your desires and interests

  • Transportation costs for the guide to reach you and return to his home

  • Your personal expenses (transportation, meals, entrance fees, bike rental, etc.)

  • Any insurance (travel insurance, private insurance...)

  • The various entries of the guide (temples, museums, parks, etc.) as well as his transportation expenses during the day of visit

  • The lunch of your guide

-Additional transport costs will be charged if the guide is coming from another region (Kyoto, Matsumoto, Nagano, Nagoya or Tokyo)

Reservation and Contact

The payment and reservation process is as follows:

STEP 1: You make your reservation request via our reservation form.

STEP 2: We will respond within 48 hours and confirm your request.

STEP 3: Finalize the order. A secure payment link will be sent to you. The amount to be paid will represent 25% of the total amount.

* Please note that this deposit is not refundable in case of cancellation.

** Payment of the balance must be made in cash to the guide on the day of the tour.

*** Accepted currencies: only yen.


For all reservations, please fill in the reservation form – Visits


To reserve, please make your selection and complete the reservation form – Visits


For more information, do not hesitate to contact us