Shirao is located in the northern area of Gujo city in the central region of Gifu Prefecture.
Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Gujo city are located on the mountains either side of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway which connects Aichi Prefecture with Toyama Prefecture and the local road Route 156 (Hida Highway) which also runs through the valley. This region is especially popular with people living in or visiting the Kansai regions of western Japan like Nagoya, Gifu, Shiga, Kyoto and Osaka. Train links aren't the most convenient and so this region sees most people arriving by car or bus tours.
Gifu Prefecture is located in the Chubu region of the central region of Honshu island, and it one of only a handful of landlocked prefectures. It shares borders with (from the north) Toyama, Nagano, Aichi, Mie, Shiga, Fukui and Ishikawa. Most of the ski and snowboard resorts in Gifu are located in the northern region of the prefecture – in Gujo city, Takayama city, Hida city and Shirakawa village.
8km from the Shirotori IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
17.6km from the Takasu IC on the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 156 (8.6km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 82
At the Shirotori IC exit of the Tokai Hokuriku Expressway, turn right onto Prefecture Road 82 and follow the road for about 3.5km to some traffic lights. Turn right to keep on Road 82 - this road continues up to the Shirao car park.
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