Tenshukakau Observatory, Shirakawa-mura

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  • We stopped here when we first arrived in Shirakawa-go and were impressed by the lovely view of the town and the mountains and river. It gives a bit of an orientation and we really enjoyed the restaura...  more »
  • I went to Shirakawa-go, a world heritage site, the center of the palm-building, but there is no secret mood here in recent years. In the village, there are no cars allowed to enter the village, but above all there are too many people to come by for sightseeing, but the only thing I want to see is the observatory where you can see the village of Shirakawa-go, which is the castle tower observatory. Map I knew there was a free parking lot where more than 20 cars could be parked. So here you can often see guidebooks, postcards, and the sight you see on the internet. You can take a panoramic view of ogimachi, a small mountain, from here. If you turn the angle up a little, you will see the snow yai of Hakusan and the palm construction together. While saying that I hate it at the beginning of the sentence, I'd like to see it "light up" and "fire discharge scene" one day.
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  • Has been very eager to the Baishi Chuan, and then high on the lookout platform of the White River straight is the child's wonderland, spring, summer, autumn and winter, all year round, different beautiful scenery, it is worth four times.
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  • Nice place to capture scenery of the whole Shirakawa-go. Didn't get to spend too much time there due to other schedules. Shop was full of tourists so didn't go in. The professional photographer was very good, if you bring own camera, would be lucky to get great shots on top of the optional 1500 yen per printed photo. We got these nice shots of the trees and berries too.
  • I visited here on winter, and the view from the observatory was incredible. There is a staff that can help take your photo, and if you like it you can buy the printed photo with the card that sort of shaped like a frame. You can walk or take a shuttle bus to get here. Shuttle bus cost ¥200 one way.
  • Look out point. Best viewed at sun down and sunrise (to avoid busloads of noisy tourists). Great view of shirikawago town and valleys. Shuttle bus opetates between 9am to 4pm 400yen return ticket per person . Alternative is a 20 min hike up a hill. Only for fit legs
  • Spectacular views of the village and valley. Was late winter still two feet of snow around. Could walk up from the bus depot although a bit slippery in places.
  • Beautiful place, need to pay ¥200 per way per person for the shuttle bus to the observatory. Walking up the road takes 20 mins while shuttle bus takes 10 mins. Walking up during winter is forbidden. (safety issue) I wonder how summer time looks like...
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