Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory, Shirakawa-mura

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Obtain a panoramic view of a UNESCO-protected village from Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory. Take the 15-20 minute walk uphill from the historic village, or simply take the shuttle bus to reach the observation area. From this vantage point you can truly appreciate the mountainous scenery and the 114 thatched-roof homes that make up the village. The quiet, quaint village, dwarfed by the mountains that surround it, has photogenic appeal, with its homes shaped like hands in prayer, a river running through town, and adjacent rice paddies. Use our Shirakawa-mura online trip builder to add Ogimachi Castle Old Site Observatory and other attractions to your Shirakawa-mura vacation plans.
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  • The perfect viewpoint. If snowy walk up the roadway as the steps are inaccessible. No reason not to stop here for a few minutes. 
    The perfect viewpoint. If snowy walk up the roadway as the steps are inaccessible. No reason not to stop here for a few minutes.  more »
  • THE photo spot for the village. Shuttle bus goes up there - takes 10 mins, walk down takes 20 mins (different shorter route) Private parking on the hill (for about 50 cars?) Nice to buy food or... 
    THE photo spot for the village. Shuttle bus goes up there - takes 10 mins, walk down takes 20 mins (different shorter route) Private parking on the hill (for about 50 cars?) Nice to buy food or...  more »
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  • It's a great location to see down the Shirakawa go village. This is a observation place. It's a hill so you have to hike up a little bit. But it's not so rough you can make it! You can see whole village so it's very beautiful! You can take a photo like tourist official poster. It is not such spacious place maybe it would be busy when high tourist season. Enjoy!
  • One of the spot to see world heritage site of ShirakawaGo houses. Place will be super crowded becuase of it's viewpoint. Parking is like for 6-7 cars only. You can come only from one side. Other side is reserve for pedestrians so no Vechile are allowed from that side.

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