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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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Wah wah view from the top!!!

Must join the long queue to the small shuttle bus up and down the deck. Best view of the village... read more

Reviewed 16 February 2018
JyChai
via mobile
Winter Visit (awesome)

The place was crowded with tourist to enjoy the view. There care taker of the place took photos for... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2018
Min wan
via mobile
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Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun 501-5627, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Must join the long queue to the small shuttle bus up and down the deck. Best view of the village down. Free photo taking but can buy their pic at 1500 Yen. Lotsa souvenirs to buy. Tix is 200 Yen one way per pax.

Thank JyChai
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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

The place was crowded with tourist to enjoy the view. There care taker of the place took photos for free (will take using our handphone also) & sold the pic those who wanted to buy.

Thank Min wan
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

When you go to Shirakawago, I think it would be really worth it if you go to the observatory deck, which is around 10 mins bus ride from the village. But if you have your own car, you can also use it to go up...More

Thank Tricia R
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We experienced snowfall for the first time on the way to see the Shirakawa-go village. It was an amazing sight for some of us who had never experienced temperatures below 5 degrees or seen white snow. Our tour bus was able to go uphill and...More

1  Thank lindasllim
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

It is a short walk up from the village. However, it can get slippery if you are not wearing the right shoes. The view from the observation point is postcard worthy.

Thank GintamaZ
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

It was our luck that we are up there and it was snowing. It was the perfect view of Shirakawago. You may take the shuttle bus up to the observatory deck and it cost you 200yen per person and for kid is only 100yen one...More

Thank Wywong80
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

This observatory deck is the place to be to get those scenic pictures of Shirakawago posted in travel sites. We were lucky that during our visit, we were able to take a picture of a snow covered village. A note of warning though, it was...More

Thank gibot143
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This is a “must to visit” if you are at Shirakawa-go. The spot enables you to take a whole scene Shirakawa-Ho village just like a post-card! There is a small coffee shop selling Hida Beef snacks.

Thank Rajwani V
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

There are two ways to get up to the observation deck. One by walking up (guided by the signs) that takes about 10 minutes, and the other by taking the shuttle bus that costs 200 yen. The advantage to walking up gives you some views...More

1  Thank Shig31
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Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

First time visited this observatory deck in winter. Unable to walk there due to snow is too thick. The bus to the deck is JPY200 per trip, the interval is 20 minutes. Sometime got some local group also taking this bus, it will take longer...More

1  Thank Low C
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dumbo5151
16 March 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
24 January 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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