Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go Late Winter Trip Part 2: Walking around Shirakawa-go

白川郷 アイキャッチ画像


I traveled to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go for three days and two nights. This is my second visit to Hida Takayama and Shirakawa-go since I visited them for the first time in September 2014. In addition, I also went to Hida Furukawa, which is the filming locations of “Your name/Kimi no na wa”, a blockbuster Japanese anime film. In this article, I will write about walking around Shirakawa-go as part of Day 1.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day1: Shinjuku – Takayama – Shirakawa-go
* Day1: Shirakawa-go [This article]
* Day1: Shirakawa-go (Evening and night view)
* Day2: Shirakawa-go (Morning walk)
* Day2: Takayama 1
* Day2: Takayama 2
* Day2: Takayama (Evening and night view)
* Day3: Takayama (Morning market)
* Day3: Hida Furukawa

[Travel Date]

[Main Part]

Walking around Shirakawa-go

Following the previous post, I continued to walk around Shirakawa-go.""

Shirakawa-go is famous for its unique “Gassho style house” and there are several gassho style houses which visitors are able to tour. For example,

Wada House.Shirakawa-go Wada House

Kanda House.Shirakawa-go Kanda House

Nagase House.Shirakawa-go Nagase House

I had visited them before, so I just watched them from the outside.

Here are some photos taken along the East street.Shirakawa-go gassho style house1

白川郷 案山子(かかし)



Around Myozenji temple.Shirakawa-go Myozenji temple1

Shirakawa-go Myozenji temple2

Shirakawa-go Myozenji temple3

Suspension bridge.Shirakawa-go Suspension bridge1

Shirakawa-go Suspension bridge2

Shirakawa-go Suspension bridge3

Then, I strolled around “Kanmachi” area, which was located in the south of Shirakawa-go.""

As many popular tourists spots were located in the north of Shirakawa-go, there were less tourists around here, so I was able to go around this here smoothly.""

Here are some snap photos of Kanmachi area.""


Shirakawa-go Kanmachi1


This triple gassho style houses are very famous especially among photo lovers.Shirakawa-go triple gassho style houses1

Zoom in.Shirakawa-go triple gassho style houses2

From the side.Shirakawa-go Kanmachi2

Shirakawa-go Kanmachi3

Again, some snap photos around Kanmachi area.""




Now I checked in “Kidoya” where I will stay tonight.Shirakawa-go kidoya1

Here is my room.Shirakawa-go kidoya2


That’s it for the article about going around Shirakawa-go as part of Day 1.

Regarding Kanmachi area I referred to in this article, I would recommend it as a secret spot. As many popular tourists spots were located in the north of Shirakawa-go, tourists often omit to go around Kanmachi area, because it is a little bit far from other spots. However, there are several view spots around Kanmachi area, so I would suggest you visit it, if you have a chance to visit Shirakawa-go 🙂

In the next article, I will write about evening and night view in Shirakawa-go.


[Related Link]
Shirakawa-go tourist information (Shirakawa Village Official Website)


  1. Hi Kosu

    Your blog is really informative. My friends and I are interested to visit Shirakawago. May I know how much did you spent for your trip based on the itinerary shared above.

    1. Hi Wen Qi,

      Thank you for reading my blog and your inquiry.

      Roughly speaking, I spent 50,000JPY on my trip to Shirakawago and Takayama for 3 days and 2 nights. The breakdown is as follows:

      * Transportation (Bus): (a) Shinjuku – Takayama (round-trip ticket) 12,000JPY (b) Takayama – Shirakawago (round-trip ticket) 4,500JPY

      * Accommodation: (a) Shirakawago (1 night) 9,000JPY, (b) Takayama (1 night) 6,500JPY

      * Others (Meals and Admission fees etc.): 18,000JPY

      I hope my reply will be of some help.

      Kind regards,


    1. Hi Samuel, thank you for your comment. I use “SONY SEL1635GM”, a wide zoom lens, as my main lens. As for lens filter, I just use a protective filter, but I don’t use any other filters such as ND filter and PL filter – instead, I use Lightroom to adjust colors etc. 🙂

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