Shirakawa-go Illumination Half-Day Trip

For a limited time only, be enchanted by the beauty of Shirakawa-go’s famous farmhouses illuminated by village lights

Visit Shirakawa-go, a UNESCO world heritage site well known for the “Gassho-zukuri” farmhouses. Whereby the farmhouses' steep thatched roofs resemble the hands of Buddhist monks pressed together in prayer. The architectural style developed over many generations is designed to withstand heavy snow that falls in the region during winter.

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.


3.40 pm

Pick-up: Takayama Station

2.5 hours

Shirakawa-go Illumination

8.30 pm

Takayama Station


2 Working Days
Half Day
Location Pickup
Voucher Type
No Amendments
No Refunds

Operating Hours

3.40pm to 8.30pm (Approx. 5 hours) 

What You Get

Shirakawa-go Illumination Half-Day Trip

Adult: Age 12 and Above 

Child: Age 6 to 11 years old 

Infant: Age 3 to 5 years old


  • Transportation
  • Admission to Shirakawa-go


  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
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
  • Visiting time may be shortened when the traffic is congested
  • While the tour is planned to end at 8.30pm at Takayama Station, the arrival time may be delayed due to congestion after the light-up. Kindly note that we do not bear responsibility if you miss the last train
  • 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.) 
How to use
  • Present the 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: In front of JR Takayama Station (West Exit)

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

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