Shirakawa-go Illumination & Hida Takayama Day Tour

Be enchanted by the beauty of Shirakawa-go’s famous farmhouses illuminated by village lights and walk through Hida Takayama, popularly called "Little Kyoto".

Visit Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO world heritage site well known for the “Gassho-zukuri” farmhouses. Covered by one to two metres of pristine snow, Shirakawa-go transforms into an idyllic winter landscape. To further enhance the beautiful scenery, illuminations are put up for a limited number of days every year. Don’t miss your chance to stroll through the charming village streets amidst the village lights and lighted up farmhouses.

The tour will also bring you to Hida Takayama, an old post-station town with quaint streets lined with old houses. Transport yourself back to the Edo period as you explore what the town has to offer. Feast on grilled Hida beef for lunch and indulge in rolled Hida beef sushi as a light meal for dinner.


9.10 am

Pick-up: Nagoya Station West Exit, ESCA underground shopping mall

50 mins

Takayama: Grilled Hida beef meal for lunch

90 mins

Takayama: Take a scenic walk

3 hours

Shirakawa-go Light up

10.20 pm

Drop-off: Nagoya station


2 Working Days
Full Day
Location Pickup
Voucher Type
No amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

9.10am to 10.20pm (Approx. 13 hours) 

What You Get

Shirakawa-go Illumination & Hida Takayama Day Tour

Adult: Age 12 and Above 

Child: Age 6 to 11 years old 


  • Transportation
  • Admission fees
  • Lunch & dinner


  • Personal expenses
Insider tips
  • A torch/flashlight is recommended when you walk around Shirakawa-go at night
  • It is strongly recommended to wrap up warm and wear slip-resistant shoes
  • Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • On this tour, you cannot view the light-up from the observation deck. Please enjoy walking around the village where there are many attractions to see.

Additional Information
  • Infants age 3 – 5 years may purchase the infant ticket. This will only include bus seats. 
  • Children age 2 and below may join the trip free of charge but will not have a seat. If your child requires a seat, please purchase the infant ticket.  
  • Depending on road conditions, the order of the itinerary may be subject to changes
  • If this tour goes behind schedule, the tour's priority is the Shirakawa-go Light-up. In such a case, strolling in Takayama may be omitted or shortened
  • Shirakawa-go visiting time may be shortened when the traffic is congested.
  • The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day for more information
  • This tour is operated with a mix of Japanese and foreign passengers
  • Do note that this is not a guided tour. A tour conductor will accompany the tour and provide basic information necessary (such as meeting time and place). Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures will be provided in your preferred language 
  • For the smooth operation of the group tour, we are responsible for allocating the seating for the transportation (bus, trains etc.) used during the tour and at facilities where seats are designated
  • We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) 
  • Meals are subject to changes depending on the availability of ingredients
How to use:
  • Present email confirmation to the tour operator

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

How to Get There

Meeting point: Nagoya Station West Exit, ESCA underground shopping mall

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 12 and above
Age 6 to 11 years old
Age 3 to 5 years old

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