How old is Shirakawa?

How old is Shirakawa?

Miho Shirakawa (白川美保, Shirakawa Miho) is a character in Odd Taxi. She is a 28-year old nurse.

Is there snow in Shirakawa-go in December?

In Shirakawa-go, snow falls from around late December until early March. You can enjoy the winter scenery of the snow covered gassho style village together with a backdrop of brilliant white mountains.

How do you get around shirakawago?

By shinkansen and bus via Toyama The fastest connection between Tokyo and Shirakawa-go is by Hokuriku Shinkansen and bus via Toyama: Take the Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Toyama (130-170 minutes, around 13,000 yen one way) and transfer to the bus to Shirakawa-go (1.5 hours, 1730 yen one way, see timetable).

Why visit the historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama?

Collectively, they are known as the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama. It therefore comes as no surprise that visitors from all over Japan and around the world travel to Shirakawa-go to enjoy the pure and beautiful landscape of Japan in its primitive days.

Where is Shirakawa?

Shirakawa is a mountain village located in far northern Gifu Prefecture, bordering Ishikawa Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture on the Ryōhaku Mountains. Mount Hakusan is the highest elevation at 2,172 metres (7,126 ft). The village’s area is 95.7% mountainous forests, and its steep places are characteristic.

Where is the best view in Shirakawa-go?

Shirakawa-go’s appealing and picturesque views can be said to be consolidated in the main village of the area, the Ogimachi Gassho-Zukuri Village. That being said, the village is a rather small one in terms of size, as you could probably walk around the entire place in about an hour.

Who is the famous face of Shirakawa-go?

Wada’s role as one of the village’s most famous faces can be traced back to a pivotal moment in 1995. It was this year that the village of Shirakawa-go was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a location of great importance to the culture of Japan.