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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  • September 27, 2017
    Below this is the Shirakawa-go!, expands the gassho style village. Before going to the village went to the Observatory by car. Village entrance intersection signal (bus terminal on the left) looks like a bit more u-turn to the left to 360 issue into the line, going on the road, the road goes to the right. Sigh came into picture-perfect views.
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  • September 27, 2017
    I went only for Outlook. Camera or Smartphone services to take pictures, you bring can be shot. I will of course shoot's camera also want to buy because is also good?. Seen from above I've shot only view, but also feel taste further. Will enjoy seasonal scenery, and with thought. Walked in to here from Shirakawa-village house area where there is free bus is something of a hiking mood, you can. After climbing in the car also had 10 as free parking.
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  • September 23, 2017
    This offered me my first sighting of Shirakawago and it was an impressive one, would absolutely recommend getting up to this observation deck  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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