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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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A MUST if you visit Shirakawago village!!

The shuttle bus was a few steps away from the bus station. It cost you 200 yens each way for the... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Los Angeles, California
Great Starting Point

After an "Interesting" ascent you park in the uninteresting car park among some uninspiring... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Swansea, United Kingdom
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Ogimachi, Ono-gun, Shirakawa-mura 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
+81 80-6970-5661
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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The shuttle bus was a few steps away from the bus station. It cost you 200 yens each way for the shuttle. We took the shuttle up and walked down which was enjoyable. The view up there was incredible. But be careful with many uneven...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2017

After an "Interesting" ascent you park in the uninteresting car park among some uninspiring buildings and follow the signs to the viewing point and you are blown away by the vista. The official photographers are quite happy to take your picture using your equipment. Spent...More

Thank Hen_Jack
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We took some time to find the way and eventually drove here through the access road from back. We were rewarded with a spectacular view of the world heritage village. There is sufficient parking even to accommodate tourist buses. Luckily we visited this area at...More

Thank Chrislcc
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I love this little town, the houses are beautiful, the wada house was amazing, lunch... very Japanese style and I love it!.. the only thing I didn't enjoy was the rain, rain and more rain.....I wasn't able to appreciate all the beautiful thing this town...More

Thank Marina S
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here with group on tour coach. Access roads are very narrow and single lane in parts so many tours don't go here. Well with it for the views, which in early April still showed a fair amount of snow still present. However didn't feel...More

Thank PeterHillsLewes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

It takes 5 minutes to walk up the hill overlooking the village, but it is worth it for the view of the village a valley.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Love the place so so much!!! The Unesco heritage place and spectacular view from the top of shirakawago! Although it is just a 3 hours but i felt everything are really worth it! Plan to visit again during spring!

Thank Alan_KaiLoon
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Take the shuttle bus to see the beautiful Breathtaking view of shirakawago! Allow sufficient time and don't miss it. If you are short of time, then make sure you go for this at the very beginning.

Thank Weifong28
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Getting up is not easy. You have the option to go on mountain trail or by pavement. Choose the pavement by any means. The Shirakawago Observatory Deck which is behind the Ogimachi Bus Stop is the best place to feel the warmth of Shirakawago. Truly...More

Thank Morago22b
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful town. Was snowing perpetually. Queue for shuttle bus up viewpoint and dinning were long. Be prepared for delays.

Thank Jazs M
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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