About Shirakawa-go

Location

Last updated August. 28, 2014

Location

Shirakawa-go

Shirakawa Village is located in the northwestern part of Gifu Pref. and is next to Gokayama Village in Toyama pref., and west of the village are the Hakusan Mountains which border between Ishikawa Pref. and Gifu Pref..

It is a typical mountain village that is surrounded by mountains. Mountains and forests account for 96% of the area and the remaining 0.4% is cultivated land.

*total area of this village 35,655 ha
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*location of the village office Longitude 136° 54' 23" east Latitude 36° 16' 18" north 496 m above sea level
*the highest point: Hakusan mountain 2702 m above sea level =2972 yards
*the lowest point: borders between this village and Toyama Pref. 350 m above sea level =385 yards

Monthly Mean Temperatures in Shirakawa Village (2011)

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May. Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Daily mean temperature (°C) -2.9 -0.5 0.1 6.2 14.7 19.9 23.9 23.7 19.7 12.7 8.5 0.9
Mean maximum temperature (°C) 4.7 12.3 13.5 21.5 28.3 31.0 34.7 34.4 32.7 25.2 23.2 16.2
Mean minimum temperature (°C) -11.7 -13.6 -8.5 -6.0 2.7 10.0 14.2 16.8 8.2 2.1 -1.8 -8.6
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