Shimizu inn is a gassyo-style (thatched-roof house) guest house located at the east end of Shirakawa village, one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will enjoy a relaxing time in the slow paced atmosphere detached from busy cities. In spring, you will enjoy a magnificent view of Hakusan (2700m mountain) whose peaks are still covered with snow. In summer, you will enjoy the beautiful chorus of frogs and insects reside in terraced rice fields that stretches out before Shimizu inn. In autumn, trees with their leaves turned to many different colours will warm your heart. In winter, you will enjoy the lively sound of burning charcoal in silence that deep snow creates.

Shimizu inn is a small inn and has only three rooms. At dinner and breakfast, all guests will sit around an irori (hearth) and enjoy home style cuisine prepared with lots of home grown vegetables.



How to get to Shimizu Inn


Approximately 10 minutes drive from Shirakawa I.C. (Tokai-Hokuriku Express way)
We have parking lot for 5 cars

Highway buses

Approximately 15 minutes walk from Shirakawa-go bus stop (Small luggage maybe easier for you to get around in Shirakawa)


Basic rates(per guest)

14,500 yen

Dinner and Breakfast

13,500 yen

Only Dinner

11,500 yen

Only Breakfast

10,500 yen

Without Meals

Additional fees

One person occupancy 1000 yen
Sorry, we cannot accept babies and toddlers to stay.
(6 years old and older are OK)
Please ask us for detail.


・Towels and yukata (bathrobes) are prepared in each room
・Lavatory and 2 shower rooms are renovated to modern style
・Sorry, we don’t have disposable plastic toothbrushes by law
・Wi-Fi is available in the inn
・Payment can be made by cash only, please

Check In & Check Out

If you arrive early, please drop off your luggage at the inn and enjoy sightseeing of the village.
You can also leave your car at the inn.

Cancellation fee

1 week - 4 days before reservation:30% (of Total)
3 days - 1 day before reservation:80% (of Total)
On the day of reservation:100% (of Total)


Inquiries and reservations can be made 4 months in advance.The dates of the 2024 lighting events are All are FULL! e-mail us at shimizuinnjp@yahoo.co.jp with following information:

Your Name
Number of Guests
Telephone Number
How you will get to Shirakawa
Approximate arriving time

The reservation is complete only after you have received the confirmation email from us.