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. 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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  • It's a great view point for Shirakawago. 30 minutes walking from village. But you can go by car or bus from village only 200 yen per person. 
  • Well worth the hike to this observation point to overlook the village and see how it sits in the landscape. Great views. If the hike is too daunting there is a shuttle bus (small fee) from the village...  more »
  • You can watch the scenery from the observation deck just in textbook look like. Is possible to go by car until the Observatory and, from babbling parking shuttle fee-based Observatory. And photographer and photo is me.
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