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Onyado Yuinosho in Shirakawa provides accommodations with a shared lounge and a bar. Each room at the 4-star hotel has mountain views, and guests can enjoy access to a hot spring bath.
Boasting hot-spring baths, a French restaurant and nature tours, the Eco-Institute is just a 10-minute drive from Shirakawa-Go traditional village, a UNESCO world heritage site. French restaurant room, hot spa and facilities view of hotel a small museum next to French restaurant
Renovated in August 2017, Shirakawago Terrace, a century-old traditional Japanese wooden house, is located in Shirakawa, just a 10-minute walk away from the famous Shirakawago Ogimachi Gassho-Shuraku... The staffs, the location, the view
Fujiya is a charming hot-spring hotel with 24-hour indoor and outdoor hot spring pools. A 15-minute drive from Shirakawa-go Bus Station, it provides Japanese-style rooms with free Wi-Fi. This was one of the best dining experiences we've ever had! The food was beautifully presented; uniquely and deliciously flavored. We had the best homemade sake! We dined privately and the staff was super attentive and sweet.The public bathing experience is definitely interesting and the Onsen is the cherry on top! Our room was spacious (like having our own apt) and clean. Lastly, sleeping on the tatami mat was quite comfortable!
Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Shiroyamakan offers accommodations in Shirakawa, 0.9 mi from Shirakawago. Free private parking is available on site. The entire property is nonsmoking. This hoyel is family run for over 150 years. It is just outside of Shirakawa-go village. We went for our anniversary and they gave us a gift of a night view of the village.
1969 feet from Shirakawago, Shirakawago Guest House Kei is set in Shirakawa and offers rooms with free WiFi. All rooms feature a kitchen and a shared bathroom. Clean and pretty place. I really enjoyed staying at this placed. Fare walking distance to shirakawago village, it was nice and pretty on the way. Highly recommend
At Akaokan, guests can relax in the spacious public hot-spring baths and visit the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-gō and Gokayama, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located a 20-minute drive away. Very traditional ryokan with large and cozy Japanese-style rooms. Serves local food in the meals and has a good hot spring.
Featuring free WiFi, Guest House YAMASHITA-YA offers accommodations in Nanto, 19 mi from Kanazawa. Free private parking is available on site. Shirakawa Village is a 40-minute bus ride away. The owner drove us in her car to Suganuma village. She even offered to take us to the restaurant nearby and pick us up afterwards. We booked female dorm room but there was some problem so she let us stay in a huge family room, which has amazing view of the mountain.
Featuring a garden, Gokayama Gassho no Sato is located in Nanto. With free WiFi, this 2-star guesthouse offers a shared kitchen and a shared lounge.
A 20-minute walk to the Gokayama Onsen hot spring area and a 30-minute drive from the historic villages of Shirakawa-go, Yoshinoya Ryokan offers traditional Japanese rooms and cuisine. Nice location, a few miles bike ride away from Ainokura and other gassho house traditional villages. Spacious room but strangely I was the only one there even though booking.com said it was the last room left and there seemed to be many other empty rooms. The family was not that friendly but maybe this was because of the language barrier, only one spoke English, while the other was more limited. The owner did give me helpful biking directions on how to reach neighboring villages and provided a map. They charged for bicycle rental (500 yen) although didn't tell me there would be a charge until the second time I requested a bike. The meals were very good and hearty, and they accommmodated my request for vegetarian food. But it felt strange eating a large feast by myself without anyone else around, the family kept to themselves. There was some construction noise from across the street while I was there, and the inn is on the main road so you will hear traffic noise if your room is facing the road. The bike ride to Ainokura is very nice but there's a bit of an uphill climb so you might have to get off the bike if it doesn't have many gears as mine did not. It goes through lush forest and above the river which is lovely; Ainokura itself feels a bit deserted and empty like other rural areas of Japan but it's pretty. The bus from Takayama and to Johana stops very near the inn across the street but it took me awhile to figure that out and to find the inn when I got off the bus. There's no obvious signage for the inn unless you read Japanese so I didn't find it until a friendly driver stopped on the road to help me out.
Lots of Gassho house to see but viewpoint is closed in winter and the historic museum with some of the oldest houses is closed on Thursdays. Shirakawa is the best place to see the Gassho houses, we visited the others and they were not as good. If you are driving, watch out for the steep car park price (1000 yen). Plan your meals in advance as there are not many places to eat.
You can never go wrong here It’s the real meaning of perfection. Food, locals, scenario, history, hotspring, and much more. I would definitely come back it’s one of my best kept secret places ever
We enjoyed the outdoor museum across the bridge. We learned all about how they make the houses making it more enjoyable when we actually went inside them. We ate at a soba restaurant near the outdoor museum that had great hida beef soba.
Everything here is great. It just as its a village (like really village) everything is in cash. You cant find an atm with visa or mastercard, or money changer, so make sure you change your money beforehand.
Hostels are very expensive in Shirakawago. No need to stay . Just go in the morning and leave in the evening. The whole village plus the hilltop view can be covered in less than 4 hours. It's just next to the bus terminal. Leave your luggage in the lockers or info office at the bus terminal for 500yen.
7.5 Good 235 reviews
Very nice location, love the room, we rented bycicles and had a great time. There's a convenient store across the street where you can buy breakfast. I recomendada this place if you wish to visit Shirakawago.
8.6 Excellent 642 reviews
The owner very kind and nice. If you like to meet people from different country, i will highly recommended. The view in shirakawago is magnificent
8.2 Very Good 86 reviews
Everything good. My room have best view. Have Onsen.