Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck, Shirakawa-mura

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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. Use our Shirakawa-mura online trip builder to add Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck and other attractions to your Shirakawa-mura vacation plans.
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  • A dude who is cheating. The tourist bus, shuttle, taxi and get out. Smoking in the corner of the parking lot. In the shop right now many of the souvenirs of Shirakawa-go, gohei rice cake can also bite more. From here once was on the promenade by car this time so haven't time is 15 minutes.
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  • We enjoyed the scenery very much, but I only rate it a '3' because somehow I had higher expectations with what I heard of e.g. Being an UNESCO heritage site. Discounting its heritage value, we enjoyed...  more »
  • On the slope leading to the Observatory and go a little way from the bus station go to the settlement. So climb, and not too long, not short because 10 minutes walk. You may buy a very good buy at 1,500 yen, there was a picture services. Your Smartphone will take.
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Where to stay in Shirakawa-mura

Located to the south of the main tourist village, the accommodations of Shirakawa-mura primarily come in the form of the traditional sloped-roof farmhouses of the historic village. Converted into hotels and guesthouses, or newly built in the distinctive style so as to fit in, the accommodations serve a mixed clientele, with a choice of budget-friendly hostels and luxury "ryokan" (traditional guesthouses). The village of Hirase further to the south has a number of standard hotels and ryokan, as well as some seasonal camping options, linked up to the main tourist village by road.
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