Shokawa River, Shirakawago Hirase
|Hirase is a typical mountain village that is surrounded by mountains.
It is located in the north western part of Gifu Prefecture.
|Toyama house Folk Museum||Oshirakawa Riv. in summer|
|Downstream of Miboro Dam||Silver Iwana in summer|
|Hot spring district of Hirase|
|Amago Trout in May||Hakusui Falls in beech forest|
|Spring has finally come.||Flowers are in full bloom.||Dotted skunk cabbages|
|--- Japanese Trout or Char inhabit this place.|
|--- Standing fishing area or Stocked fishing area.|
Shirakawago Hirase contrast with many dark rivers in Kansai.
Beautiful fish live there. Though the river is cut by many dams.
We can still meet enriched nature and warmhearted people.
It is hot spring district another reason why I like that place. There are secret stories of Kaerikumo Castle which disappeared by the big earthquake of the Period of War(1485) and golden legends. Fossilized footprints of a dinosaurs was found near the upper stream of the Shirakawa River recently.
There are a way of going to Route 156 and through the Hirugano and Shoukawa River of the upper stream go up north and the other way of through the Ogimachi where is known gassho-zukuri village from Takaoka city and go down south. Shirakawago Hirase was the border in former days, but we can go to there by Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway easily now.
My Best Streams
Fukushima | Hinoematagawa Hinoemata |
Tochigi | Ojikagawa Miyori | Yugawa Akanumachaya |
Yamanashi | Yanagisawagawa Ochiai | Shiokawa Kuromori, Masutomi |
Nagano | Daimongawa Iridaimon |
Gifu | Shokawa Hirase | Oshirakawa Hirase | Isshikigawa Isshiki | A upper branch of Shokawa |
| Mazegawa Kawaue | Itoshirogawa Itoshiro | Togegawa Itoshiro | Shirakawa Kashimo |
Shiga | Adogawa Katsuragawa | Harihatagawa Furuya | Adogawa Kutsuki | Kitagawa Udotani |
| Kitagawa Noge | A branch of Kitagawa | Asogawa Kijiyama | Amasugawa Amasugawa |
| Echigawa Yuzurio | A branch of Echigawa | Shibukawa Kozuhata | Shibukawa Wanami |
| Chayagawa Yakeno |
Kyoto | Tananogawa Yamamori | Yuragawa Ashiu | Naesugidani Ashiu | Sasarigawa Sasari |
| Katsuragawa Hirogawara | Kutagawa Kuta | Besshogawa Hanase | Nakatsugawa Kumogahata |
Hyogo | Fukuchigawa Shirakuchi |
Wyoming USA | Gibbon River and Madison River | Firehole River | Soda Lake |
Colorado USA | Boulder Creek | South Boulder Creek (Upstream) | South Boulder Creek (Downstream) | Big Thompson River | Rocky Mountain National Park |
South Island New Zealand | Lake Wakatipu | Mataura River |
Ontario Canada | Credit River Erindale Park |
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