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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  • I went there in winter I can see the village covered with snow. Really impressive like in a heaven! Recommend!  more »
  • I came here before around the villages. And the view from the top of the Hill, learned of the village. As far as Gassho houses blending into the surrounding landscape, was the awesome views. Earthworks was still on the ruins of ogimachi. Karahori area cannot and are not allowed inside. If it at least to the karahori mowing, you want to make.
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  • Very beautiful village!!! Worth knowing! Day trip, before we meet the Hakusan White Road at the end of this road lies the village!
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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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