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Shirakawa

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Castles · Historic Sites · Parks
Shirakawa is a city located in Fukushima Prefecture, in northern Honshū, Japan. As of November 2014, the city had an estimated population of 62,688 and a population density of 205 persons per km2. The total area was 305.3km2.GeographyShirakawa is located in southern Fukushima prefecture. Rivers: Abukuma RiverNeighboring municipalities Fukushima Prefecture Nishigō Izumizaki Nakajima Yabuki Tanagura Ishikawa Asakawa Ten'ei NasuClimateShirakawa has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with warm summers and cold winters. Precipitation is significant throughout the year, but is heaviest from May to October.HistoryThe area of present-day Shirakawa was part of ancient Mutsu Province and was the location of a barrier gate on the Oshu kaido connecting the capital at Kyoto with the northern provinces. In the Heian period, the Buddhist monk and waka poet Nōin composed the following poem about the region:
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Komine Castle Remains ©
Castle
Komine Castle Remains
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Duration: 1 hour
Nanko Park
Park
Nanko Park
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Duration: 30 minutes
Shirakawa no Sekiato
Historic Site
Shirakawa no Sekiato
2.2
Duration: 1 hour
Suirakuen ©
Garden
Suirakuen
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Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Shirakawa

Ouchijuku ©
Historic Walking Area
Ouchijuku Shimogo-machi
3.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
Yunokami Onsen
Onsen Resort
Yunokami Onsen Shimogo-machi
4.5
Duration: 1 hour
Fukushima Airport Park ©
Park
Fukushima Airport Park Sukagawa
2.8
Duration: 1 hour
Fukuroda Falls ©
Waterfall
Fukuroda Falls Daigo-machi
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Shirakawa

Yukiwari Canyon
Water Body
Yukiwari Canyon
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park ©
Park
Shirakawa Sekinomori Park
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Duration: 1 hour
Kominejo Catsle History Museum
History Museum
Kominejo Catsle History Museum
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Nishinosato Promenade
Hiking Trail
Nishinosato Promenade
3.3
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Shirakawa

Shirakawa Haristos Othodox Church
Historic Site
Shirakawa Haristos Othodox Church
2.5
Duration: 1 hour
Myokanji Temple ©
Historic Site
Myokanji Temple
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Myotokuji Temple ©
Historic Site
Myotokuji Temple
2.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Shirakawa

Auschwitz Peace Museum
History Museum
Auschwitz Peace Museum
2.5
Duration: 1 hour

Parks in Shirakawa

Shirakawa Flower World
Garden
Shirakawa Flower World
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

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