Shirakawa Tourism, Japan

Visit Shirakawa - Best of Shirakawa

Shirakawa (白川村, Shirakawa-mura) is a village located in Ōno District, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is best known for being the site of Shirakawa-gō, a small, traditional village showcasing a building style known as gasshō-zukuri. As of July 2011, the village has an estimated population of 1,734. The total area is 356.55 km2 (137.66 sq mi). The village is located near Takayama, in Gifu. Together with Gokayama in Nanto, Toyama, it is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.


Planning a vacation to Shirakawa in Japan? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. This city is located in the close proximity of a major city Matsumoto, Japan. Matsumoto is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like Nagoya Castle, Atsuta Shrine, Toyota Commemorative Museum Of Industry And Technology. To reach Shirakawa, hop on a flight to airport which is the nearest major Matsumoto Airport. A vacation to Shirakawa can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Shirakawa*

  • Shirakawa: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Shirakawa for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Shirakawa.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Shirakawa - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 100 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 84.78 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Shirakawa

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Shirakawa

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.27 USD
    • International Movie per seat 16.41 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.1 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 69.89 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 63.82 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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