Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck, Shirakawa-mura

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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  • In early February, visited by car on Saturday afternoon. Will arrive in less than 10 minutes from the bus terminal in the center of the Ogi-machi, vehicles other than tourists many climbs on foot, so driving is important. Most foreign guests like the Memorial photography staff of the Observatory was talking in Chinese. Like breathtaking views from here are used in many tourist guides and brochures, the, is the atmosphere of the Shirakawa-go. Is there shuttle bus from bus terminal were made quite a bus queue. Observation cars parking is not too wide, so is there waiting for parking on weekends.
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  • The place was crowded with tourist to enjoy the view. There care taker of the place took photos for free (will take using our handphone also) & sold the pic those who wanted to buy.  more »
  • When you go to Shirakawago, I think it would be really worth it if you go to the observatory deck, which is around 10 mins bus ride from the village. But if you have your own car, you can also use it ...  more »

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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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