Shirakawa-go & Gokayama
Visit Shirakawa-go: Book a Private Tour or Charter

Visit Shirakawa-go: Book a Private Tour or Charter

Our English-speaking guides look forward to taking you along a road less travelled with the comfort and convenience of a private vehicle and driver.

For guests wanting to visit Shirakawa-go and Gokayama in the comfort of their own vehicle and accompanied by their own guide, we can arrange both a private tour customised to fit your needs, starting and ending at any destination.

Locally-based and operating all year round, we have the expertise and experience to help you get the most out of your time in the region, including lunch at great local restaurants and accommodation at a ‘ryokan’ (traditional guesthouse), where you can enjoyed Japan’s renowned attention to service and local cuisine.

Our drivers and vehicles are fully certified, allowing us to transport you to and from your preferred destinations, in combination with any activity that suits your interests and schedule.

For guests wanting to visit Shirakawa-go, we can arrange visits to any or all of three villages along with other nearby destinations including Kanazawa, Takayama, Kamikochi, Kurobe Gorge, the Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route or any location of your choice. We can arrange both private tours with an English-speaking guide or a private charter, including a private vehicle and driver but without a guide.

Visiting the World Heritage-listed villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama is one of Central Japan’s most enjoyable experiences. We’d love to be part of that experience and help you discover even more!


Why choose us?


Awarded a 2019 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award for our 1-Day Snow Monkeys, Zenko-ji Temple & Sake Tour – recognised as one of the Top 10 Experiences in Japan – Snow Monkey Resorts is Nagano’s No.1 tour and charter operator.

Locally-based and operating all year round, we offer the local knowledge, support, and service that you need to get the most out of your adventure in Japan.



Got a question about Shirakawa-go and Gokayama? Feel free to contact us at and let’s get planning together!

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