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Shirakawago Village in winter, Gifu Prefecture = Shutterstock

Shirakawago Village in winter, Gifu Prefecture = Shutterstock

Photos: Shirakawago Village in winter

Shirakawago, a traditional village located on the mountainous area of Honshu Island, offers beautiful snow views in winter. From late January to early February, as in the first photo of this page, the village will be beautifully illuminated. In Japan, beautiful snow scenery can be seen in Hokkaido and mountainous regions from December to the end of February. Please refer to the following article about Snow Destination in Japan.

Snow wall, Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route, Japan - Shutterstock
12 Best Snow Destinations in Japan: Shirakawago, Jigokudani, Niseko, Sapporo snow festival ...

On this page, I would like to introduce about the wonderful snow scene in Japan. There are many snow areas in Japan, so it is difficult to decide the best Snow Destinations. On this page, I summarized the best areas, mainly in places popular among foreign tourists. I will share it ...

Photos of the Shirakawago Village in winter

shirakawago village with the Snow falling day = Shutterstock 2

shirakawago village with the Snow falling day = Shutterstock

 

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = AdobeStock 3

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = AdobeStock 3

 

Snow with Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine, Shirakawago village, Gifu Prefecture = Shutterstock 4

Snow with Shirakawa Hachiman Shrine, Shirakawago village, Gifu Prefecture = Shutterstock

 

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture 5

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture

 

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = Pixta 6

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = Pixta

 

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = Pixta 7

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = Pixta

 

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = AdobeStock 8

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = AdobeStock

 

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = Pixta 9

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = Pixta

 

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = AdobeStock 10

Shirakawago Villadge in winter, Gifu Prefecture = AdobeStock

 

 

Map of Shirakawago Village

 

 

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Shirakawago Village in autumn = Shutterstock 1
Photos: Shirakawago Village in autumn

In Shirakawa-go (Gifu Prefecture), a traditional village that has been registered as a World Heritage Site, you can enjoy beautiful autumn colors and snow in winter. In Shirakawa-go, the first snow falls around the middle of November. In late December, you can see the pure white world like the pictures in ...

Gokayama Village in Toyama Prefecture = AdobeStock 1
Photos: Gokayama Village in Toyama Prefecture

There are villages collectively called Gokayama in the southwest of the Tonami Plain, Toyama Prefecture. The villages in Gokayama are registered as a World Heritage site along with the famous Shirakawa-go. Gokayama is not as touristy as Shirakawago. I once interviewed a director who filmed a movie in Gokayama. He smiled, ...

Takayama in Gifu Prefecture 1
Photos: Takayama -Beautiful traditional cityscape in the mountain area

If you go to Shirakawago Village, a world heritage site in the Hida region in Japan, stop by Takayama located nearby. Takayama is the center of the Hida region. Here you can stroll through the old streets. You will feel old Japanese life that has already been lost in Tokyo and ...

 

 

2020-06-11

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