Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck, Shirakawa-mura

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Observation Deck Tourist Spot
Obtain a panoramic view of a UNESCO-protected village from Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck. Take the 15-20 minute walk uphill from the historic village, or simply take the shuttle bus to reach the observation area. From this vantage point you can truly appreciate the mountainous scenery and the 114 thatched-roof homes that make up the village. The quiet, quaint village, dwarfed by the mountains that surround it, has photogenic appeal, with its homes shaped like hands in prayer, a river running through town, and adjacent rice paddies. Plan your Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck visit and explore what else you can see and do in Shirakawa-mura using our Shirakawa-mura itinerary maker.
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  • This was our first stop on our visit to Shirakawago and it took our breath away. It was worth the short uphill climb and we got some amazing photos.  more »
  • Despeite the clouds and the rain, it was a beautiful and scenic view of the village. But don't spend much time here, it gets much better when you get to the village!  more »
  • A great place for a scenic look and photos. Very slippery in the morning!! Great to go before visiting the village. Gives another perspective!  more »