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Shirakawago Shiroyama Observatory Deck

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

This place is a must be included in your itinerary! From here, you can see the whole ShirakawaGo... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Depends on the weather

I think the best times are when there is snow and or sunshine. Photos do not come out as well on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mary Z
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Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 80-6970-5661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must be included in your itinerary! From here, you can see the whole ShirakawaGo village. We were not sure how far to walk and it was drizzled so we decided to take shuttle service cost 200 yen/person (paid in cash). Shuttle...More

Thank sitaaupomo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think the best times are when there is snow and or sunshine. Photos do not come out as well on a grey rainy day in winter.

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is an easy walk from the bus terminal to Shiroyama view point. There were actually a few spots to take photos of the village. At one spot, a man will offer to take photo for you using your camera. It is up to you...More

Thank VickyYL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went up and down by shuttle bus (250 yen one way), me and friend took the shuttle bus up there on a rainy day.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went in February, so the views were A plus, but we missed the light up, so just went here for a day trip. Snow were plentiful and so powdery. Perfect weather. The view point is a must visit, as the best view of the...More

Thank bidwisely
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop on our visit to Shirakawago and it took our breath away. It was worth the short uphill climb and we got some amazing photos.

Thank Jemma P
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Despeite the clouds and the rain, it was a beautiful and scenic view of the village. But don't spend much time here, it gets much better when you get to the village!

Thank Lucas M
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

A great place for a scenic look and photos. Very slippery in the morning!! Great to go before visiting the village. Gives another perspective!

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The view here is beautiful. Worth visiting this area. You can take a bus from takayama bus station but you have to buy a ticket in advance as the buses are usually fully booked.

Thank Timothy T
Reviewed 9 May 2017

If you are with car that is the starting point of your Shirakawa-Go experience. If you are by tour bus, they will definitely let you to take pictures there. As a result it can be a bit crowded because of professional or amateur photographers, but...More

Thank Flyngdtchmn
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Elaine Y
14 February 2017|
Response from Guide Gift G | Reviewed this property |
Rice is being planted in the fields at this time of the year and experiencing lush green paddy fields is guaranteed in late spring
22 May 2016|
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Response from 765maitec | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we went in April and were able to drive up to the Observatory Deck. Ample parking space in there.
24 April 2016|
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Response from Jordan K | Reviewed this property |
The observatory deck is about a 1 to 2km hike away from the bus stop. About half of this hike will take you out of the village. I would recommend taking a taxi around the back of the hill where the observation deck is... More