Shirakawa Village

Population:1,983
Households:783
Area:357sq.km

Outline:
At the foot of the sacred Mt.Haku, Shirakawa-go has an air of nostalgia. The thatched roof houses can be seen here and there throughout the village. Ogi- machi village has 59 thatched roof houses and it was designated as a World Heritage Site in December of 1995. The houses and barns remind us of hundreds of years of history. There are other tourist spots such as the Hirase Onsen hot spring, Hakusan Super Rindo road, Shirayumi Ski Ground and Ohshirakawa Park.
(photo: renewal of thatched roof)
Homepage address:
http://www.shirakawa-go.org/

Info:
General Affairs Dept., Shirakawa Village
P.C.N:501-5629@517 Hatogaya, Shirakawa Village/ [TEL]05769-6-1311


Gifu Pref.
| Takayama C. | Hida C. | Sirakawa V.
Toyama Pref.
| Toyama C. | Tonami C. | Nanto C.