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Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck

Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 80-6970-5661
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Amazing view

First view of the village before you visit it. Can imagine how it was secluded for so long. It’s... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
982petrinaj
via mobile
Must must must!

I love Shirakawa-go! Its definitely a top search for winter wonderland! The view is sooooo calm... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ZettyEzhard
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“shuttle bus” (23 reviews)
“vantage point” (8 reviews)
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Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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"observatory deck"
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"shuttle bus"
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"vantage point"
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"beautiful photos"
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"souvenir shop"
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"excellent view"
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"worth the climb"
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"photo taking"
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"eye view"
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"scenic view"
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"nice walk"
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"photos taken"
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"few steps"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First view of the village before you visit it. Can imagine how it was secluded for so long. It’s totally encompassed by mountains. Very authentic village

Thank 982petrinaj
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Shirakawa-go! Its definitely a top search for winter wonderland! The view is sooooo calm and white and fluffy! Take the shuttle to the viewpoint and view the whole village from here. The bus ride costs u ¥200/way. So get ur best camera and...More

Thank ZettyEzhard
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The observatory deck is right in front of a restaurant, provide excellent scenic vista of Shirakawago. Suggest to come here prior to visiting the village. We were so lucky that it was snowing when we were in Shirakawago, in April'18, which is not winter/snow season...More

Thank Mama2010
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Observatory brings a different image to my mind, it is, in reality a panoramic viewing point for the valley below and the village of thatched houses

Thank M V
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

easy walk from the bus terminal up the hill to enjoy a beautiful view ovee the village with the mountains in the background.

Thank Denis S
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Came here with a small tour group. Luckily the weather cooperated and we got a great view of the village below. Definitely worth a stop. Should only take 30 min.

Thank miked3328
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

This is the best view point to look around to Shirakawago village. Came here on 25 Mar and there was still snow. There are photo taking service provided here where you can have your photo taken with hello kitty. There is also a restaurant cum...More

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Reviewed April 2, 2018

20th March 2018 - we visited the observatory desk first before visiting the Gassho Village by chartered bus. Arrived about 9am and surprisingly there was no heavy people traffic and we managed to take some nice photos. There was still snow around the village, making...More

1  Thank paulyn y
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

A great point to get a good view of the village Early bird gets better position They view is different depending on the season We have the luck of a very crisp and clear day of early spring

Thank Mario D
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

The walk to the top is not difficult and worthwhile. Amazing views of the village and great photo op.

Thank Chr15t1n3
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Justine A
April 3, 2018|
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As early as possible... colours best in late October...
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dumbo5151
March 16, 2018|
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Response from YTCHENG | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can catch the shuttle after check-in and also it will be a bit dark after 4.30 pm for photo-shooting during the spring months. Nonetheless, it is absolutely safe and easy to walk uphill to the Observatory... More
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yz1313
January 24, 2018|
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Response from Steve_HKSAR | Reviewed this property |
1. Try to call their village office at 05769-6-1311 to find out the latest situtation. 2. Try to locate their latest announcement on facebook known as The Shirakawamura Times. 3. The live camera update on their official web... More
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