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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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Excellent scenic view from above

The observatory deck is right in front of a restaurant, provide excellent scenic vista of... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
Mama2010
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Indonesia
Good views of Shirakawa-go

Observatory brings a different image to my mind, it is, in reality a panoramic viewing point for... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
M V
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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+81 80-6970-5661
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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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"perfect spot"
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

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 25 April 2018

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 14 April 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 9 April 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 8 April 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

1  Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 2 April 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 30 March 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 29 March 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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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Breath-taking. Beautiful view of the little village. We drove there and it was 5 minutes away from the village. We spent 15 minutes there. Beware of some inconsiderate driver who doesn't know how to give way on a narrow road.

1  Thank waijgjy
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Fortunately we visited in low season (plus in the rain) so the queue for the bus up the hill was small. It runs every 10mins JPY200. The view from the top was pretty spectacular and great to get an overview of the whole village. Get...More

1  Thank Alison S
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Christina S
2 June 2018|
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Response from Shig31 | Reviewed this property |
You're welcome. The map should give you a clue about what to take a look at. After the observation deck, you might want to walk along the side of the small river running through the centre of the village. I viewed it from... More
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Justine A
3 April 2018|
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Response from D500QImatthewl | Reviewed this property |
As early as possible... colours best in late October...
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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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