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Shirakawa-go Travel Blog

Where to go in Shirakawa-go and Gifu? Achieve your travel goals with this list of beautiful destinations, things to do, best places to visit, Shirakawa-go tourist spots, attractions & more.
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Shirakawa-go Travel Guide

Where to go in Japan during winter? Shirakawa-go is Japan’s winter wonderland! This traditional village is a UNESCO World Heritage Site distinguished by traditional Gassho-style grass-roofed houses in a scenic setting. If you are traveling by land between Tokyo and Osaka-Kyoto, consider a side trip here. Shirakawa-go is located near the north coast of Central Japan. It is a bit out of the way but should be worth the detour if you are interested to see a traditional farming village, especially if you are traveling during wintertime.

Shirakawa-go, particularly the main village of Ogimachi, is mainly reached by bus or car from Takayama or Toyama. The easiest way to get there is by joining an organized tour from Nagoya or Takayama.

Shirakawa-go Essentials

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Tours & Activities



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Shoryudo Highway Bus Pass

Where to stay in Shirakawa-go

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