Ryokan architecture in Shirakawa-go

In the 30s of the Meiji era,
Seijiro Matsufuru, the great-grandfather of the current owner Takuya Matsufuru (the 4th generation), relocated the Shiroyamakan to its current location.

Later, Seijiro’s wife, Shizu, opened the inn as a ryokan and general store in the Taisho era, and it has been passed down from generation to generation.

It was an important structure, representing the remnants of ryokan architecture in Shirakawa-go from the late Meiji, Taisho, and early Showa era, and is now designated as an Important Traditional Building.


The building is renovated and reopened in April 2023, and while the exterior remains the same, it has been transformed into a relaxing space that combines old-fashioned Japanese style with simple Japanese modernism.

Our concept is a whimsical retreat where nature and people meet.

This is a small, family-owned inn.
You may find “something” you have been missing for a long time.

A relaxing space
Old-fashioned & simple Japanese style
Shiroyamakan staff