Gokayama Illumination, Shirakawa-go & Hida Takayama


★★★★ The 10th World Heritage Snowy Gokayama Illumination ★★★★ *The village of Gokayama Suganuma, registered as a World Heritage site, will be lit up. *Snow walls on the street from the parking lot to Suganuma village will be decorated with 1,000 candle lights. You will walk through the mystical passage to the village. *The street to the village with rows of frost covered cherry trees will be lit up in pink, which looks as if the cherry blossom trees bloom in the snow. *To commemorate the 10th anniversary, a snow sculpture area will be set up. *The village will be lit up with lights that change into 5 different colors. *"Kokiriko and Sasara Dance", a traditional folk art will be performed on stage (*Stage is set up outside. When the weather is bad, the performance will be cancelled.) *History and the life of Gokayama will be told by the "Story teller" in the Gassho-style house. *The 10th anniversary fireworks will be staged. Enjoy watching fireworks at a World Heritage Site village --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tour also includes: ① A visit to Shirakawa-go and Hida Takayama. ② Sukiyaki lunch at Takayama on Day 2. ③ An overnight's stay at Royal Hotel Toyama Tonami, Ecchu Tonamino Onsen, included in our highest category for quality. Enjoy outdoor hot spring baths and buffet dinner with 50 varieties of dishes. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Additional information] *Optional bento box lunch on Day 1. Makunouchi style bento box with tea: JPY1,100 *Box lunch will be served on the bus, so that you can eat it while the tour bus heads for the next destination. *Please apply by writing in the "Additional Information" of the booking form. Payment will be made by credit card. - If you cancel the tour one day prior to your tour departure day or later, a refund of the box lunch will not be made. What's included Transportation, accommodation, meal(s), admission fee(s) specified in the itinerary and taxes. *None of these expenses will be refunded even if the participant does not use them for whatever reason. What's not included Any expenses not specified in the itinerary (e.g. personal expenses, optional tours.) What's included in Infant Price Bus seats, hotel facility usage charge and buffet dinner (other meals not included) [Attention] Gokayama Illumination *You will walk on snowy streets from the parking lot to Suganuma village for 15 minutes. Please join the tour with warm clothes and comfortable walking shoes. *Some parts of the streets will be dark. A flashlight is recommended. *While the illumination is not affected by rain, the traditional folk art performance on the outdoor stage may be cancelled. *Illumination may be cancelled when the weather is bad such as heavy snowfall, strong wind, etc. If the illumination is cancelled before the tour departs, the tour will also be cancelled. If the illumination is cancelled after the tour departs, the tour goes to a different sightseeing place or goes to the hotel and may arrive earlier than the schedule time in the itinerary. *The tour arrives at the hotel around 20:00 after the illumination. General tour details *Snowy scenery is not guaranteed *Streets may be slippery. Please join the tour with shoes which are waterproof and non-slippery, such as a snow boots. *The tour requires walking outside at night. The temperature at night may be below freezing. Please wrap up warm. *Even if you would prefer to have a room for 4 people, two twin rooms may be provided. *The order of the itinerary is subject to change according to the traffic or other circumstances on the tour day. *This course is conducted together with Japanese participants. *The tour bus stops at several meeting points to pick up participants and then comes to your meeting point. The bus may be late due to traffic or other circumstances, but the bus definitely comes to your meeting point. Please make sure to wait for the bus at the designated meeting place. Other *We will not be responsible for any delays, shortenings or omissions made to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control (traffic, weather etc.) *A decision on whether to cancel the tour will be decided by 3pm Japan Standard Time one day before the tour date. We will inform you by e-mail. *The tour end point may be different from the meeting point. Ask the tour conductor on the day. *The amended Act on the Protection of Personal Information came into effect on 30 May 2017. Customer information (name, age, gender etc.) may be forwarded to the hotels or necessary entities for the purpose of making tour arrangements. This condition shall be deemed to have been accepted by the customer upon completion of the reservation.


Day 1
  • Breakfast: 0
  • Lunch: 0
  • Dinner: 1
  • Light meal: 0
  • Umeda ​(Meet 10:00) Shirakawa-go (Stroll/approx. 50 mins) Nanto (Shopping/approx. 20 mins) Gokayama (Illumination viewing/approx. 90 mins) Royal Hotel Toyama Tonami, Ecchu Tonamino Onsen (Overnight)  *Enjoy outdoor hot spring baths and buffet dinner with 50 varieties of dishes, including crab dishes and beef Teppanyaki, etc. *Arrival time at the hotel is around 20:00

Day 2
  • Breakfast: 1
  • Lunch: 1
  • Dinner: 0
  • Light meal: 0
  • Ecchu Tonamino Onsen (Departure 9:30) Inami (Well known for its extensive wood carving district/approx. 50 mins) Takayama (Sukiyaki lunch/approx. 50 mins) Hida Takayama (Stroll/approx. 70 mins) Umeda (Schedule 19:00~20:00) *The tour end point may be different from the boarding point, depending on traffic. Please ask a staff member on the day for details.

location Umeda


Departure place


Meeting Time

10:00 AM


Gifu (Takayama), Shirakawa-go, Toyama

  • English

  • Chinese

Language Support

A tour conductor or staff of your preferred language will accompany the tour from the designated meeting place (at a designated airport in case of a tour with airplanes) and provides the participant with basic information necessary for the tour (such as meeting place and time at each stop etc) in your preferred language. Information on sightseeing in the areas of tour destinations will not be provided. However, brochures in your preferred language will be provided.

Minimum number of participants for operation

25 Person(s)

*When the participants does not reach the number above, the tour will not be operated. If this is the case, those who have made a reservation will be informed of the matter by 14 days prior to the scheduled departure date (by 4 days prior to the departure in case of a Day-tour).

Minimum number of participants for booking

1 Person(s)

Cancellation policy Tour Condition